November 6th, 2022 6:30pm Stage
Olive Tiger is an evolution of sound and texture: a nontraditional rock group that lushly combines electronics with organic elements of chamber-pop, defying the boundaries of genre in favor of obsessive exploration. Olive Tiger features an unusual collection of instrumentation featuring Olive (cello, guitar, vocals), Jesse Newman (violin, synths, electronics), and John McGrath (drums, percussion). The group’s sophomore collection, a series of EPs titled Softest Eyes, continues the expansion of their sound palette with "Side B" due out October 14, 2022. Softest Eyes features distinctly-crafted tracks ranging from disarmingly sunny to alluringly moody, drawing from a full and complex range of human experiences. (For fans of St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Angel Olsen.)
Treya Lam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose strident voice is informed with politically charged songwriting and fluency on guitar, Nina Simone-inspired piano and looped viola. treya’s debut album ‘Good News’, created by womxn and genderqueer collaborators, was produced by Kaki King and released via King’s label, Short Stuff Records. Their song ‘Dawn’ was featured on the RRC’s debut album This Joy - released on Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records. lam has performed original music at Lincoln Center, the Prospect Park Bandshell and the American Museum of Natural History.
lam is a OneBeat fellow, NYCLU Artist Ambassador and active member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. Treya was an artist in residence at Joe’s Pub in 2019 and MASS MoCA in 2020. lam is currently developing otherland - an audiovisual chamber-folk album on healing in the wake of grief and loss, radical self acceptance and the relationship between individual and collective healing.