Mount Kimbie at CMU
UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie are figureheads in an electronic scene more concerned with artistry than ADHD addled beat drops. The group’s latest release Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is a patient record that pays off in dividends with features from the likes of 19-year-old King Krule, whose aberrantly mature vocals sum up the album’s youthful sophistication.
Dominic Maker and Kai Campos started Mount Kimbie in 2008, releasing their stellar debut Crooks and Lovers at the height of electronic music’s rise to relevance, the album’s characteristically “different,” sound came from the disco-inspired breakbeats on the record that starkly contrasted the bass-heavy music that mired the scene in cliche.
The success of “Cold Spirit Fault Less Youth” has afforded the duo a world tour where, on October 26th, they will make their way to Pittsburgh for the first time. It makes sense given the Burgh’s growing status as a pillar of innovation. The folks over at Carnegie Mellon University will host Mount Kimbie in their Rango’s ballroom. The show is free for CMU affiliates and $10 for everyone else. Tickets for the public will be available on Friday 10/18 from the UC Info Desk at CMU, and at the door day of show. Local crew DETOUR will be opening.