SALES

Kickstand Productions Presents

SALES

Quinn Tsan

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$16.00 - $18.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 17 and over

SALES
SALES
SALES is the collaboration between long time friends Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih.

The Florida indie pop duo self-released their eponymous six-track debut EP on September 22, 2014 featuring the singles “renee”, “chinese new year”, “vow”, and “getting it on”, and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC Radio 6 Music. So far, the songs on SALES EP have over 3 million streams on Soundcloud and over 8 million streams on Spotify. They have since headlined tours in the US, Canada, and Europe, selling out concerts in many major cities.

Embracing a DIY ethic, their long-awaited fifteen-track debut album, SALES LP, was self-released on April 20, 2016 along with the singles “big sis”, “jamz”, and “ivy”. The intimate album is an homage to their limitations with time, equipment, money, and space. Working on music tirelessly by moonlight between dead-end jobs, both the LP and EP were recorded from an apartment bedroom studio. The LP was produced, mixed, and mastered by SALES, and created under the duo’s “as is” approach to music — each track explores new territory as they heavily rely on experimentation within their artistic process, whether it is switching lead guitarists, moving over to let someone else hold the mouse, recording vocals through Apple headphones (rather than the stellar SM7B), or inserting a 404 into a ballad.

The distinct sound the duo has created is minimal, yet meticulously crafted, emotive and incisive. SALES LP has caught the attention of Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, My Old Kentucky Blog, Crack in the Road, and many others. The addition of the SALES LP to their tiny repertoire is only the beginning of an ever-expanding sound, and a small step in a new approach to music: empowered by the digital listening experience, and completely independent of a record label.
Quinn Tsan
Quinn Tsan is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. Her warm, intimate voice combined with the technicality in her song structure provide a welcome tint to the genre "singer-songwriter." Tsan's 2014 debut EP, Good Winter, received an overwhelming response from listeners and highlighted her ability as a solo artist and a bandleader- a new voice that is distinctly her own. Following the release of Good Winter, Tsan set out to produce a short dance film guided by a 3 song suite written by Tsan, and choreographed by Erin Kilmurray and Josh Anderson, titled Bedrooms. Since its completion in the Fall of 2015, the film has been screened in three film festivals and has taken home prizes in all three. Tsan's upcoming record, 'London, KY', was recorded in Daniel Boone National Park in Kentucky and will be released on October 18th, 2016.

"The music [Tsan] has created is fully realized. The fire in her voice and the biting brilliance in her lyricism are tangible, it's surprising to learn that her solo career is a relatively new endeavor." - Chicago Tribune

www.quinntsan.com
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/