When: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 10:00 p.m.Porcelain Raft.
Pitchfork described Porcelain Raft as “a bedroom pop project,” and Remiddi as not “your typical twenty-something amateur. For one thing, he’s 37. Also, the Rome-born, London-based artist has been making music of all sorts– from an early Prince-inspired group to scores for Italian short films to his former cutesy indie-pop band Sunny Day Sets Fire– for more time than a lot of newbie DIY acts have been alive. For Remiddi, the stark, one-man-band recordings he’s made as Porcelain Raft are a hard-won destination rather than a starting point.”
Prior to playing with Onyee Lo in the duo Three Blind Mice, and in their full five-piece band Sunny Day Sets Fire, the bedroom shoegaze artist got his start composing the soundtrack for the short film La Matta dei Fiori in 1997.
The next decade was spent performing in his two groups, as well as collaborating with video artist Ra Di Martino and Filthy Dukes for their 2008 album Nonsense in the Dark. The first Porcelain Raft EP, Gone Blind, was released on Acephale in 2010. Remiddi released his debut full-length, Strange Weekend, on Secretly Canadian in January of 2012, preceding a European tour with M83 and a North American tour with Smith Westerns.
To read a Pitchfork interview with Remiddi, click here.