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22
Sep

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Joseph

Deep Sea Diver
Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI - 19:00 Ages: All Ages

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Joseph

Deep Sea Diver
Majestic Theatre
4140 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 19:00
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 19:00
Door Price: Starting from: $32.75
Onsale: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 10:00 EDT

Bio: Joseph

The sophomore effort from Oregon-bred trio Joseph, Good Luck, Kid is a road movie in album form, an odyssey at turns emotional, existential, and entirely literal. With their intimate storytelling and restless intensity, Natalie Schepman and her sisters Allison and Meegan Closner detail that journey in songs that careen and sprawl and often soar, ultimately spinning a narrative of life-changing transformation.

 

“The through-line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of your own life—recognizing that you’re the adult now, and everything’s up to you from this moment on,” says Natalie. “You’re not completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and you don’t have any kind of a map to help you. It’s just the universe looking down on you like, ‘Good luck, kid.’”

 

In the making of Good Luck, Kid, Joseph deliberately strayed from the dreamy folk of their 2016 debut I’m Alone, No You’re Not, giving way to a far grittier and more dynamic sound. Produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Charlotte OC), the result is a nuanced breed of pop/rock built on thick drums and lustrous guitars, heavy grooves and radiant melodies. Despite that bolder sonic palette, Good Luck, Kid remains centered on the band’s crystalline vocal work, including the otherworldly harmonies that suggest a near-telepathic connection among sisters.

 

Kicking off Good Luck, Kid with the sweeping lead single “Fighter,” Joseph immediately prove the transcendent power of that connection, even as their lyrics speak to a nearly disastrous discord. “That song’s about how our band almost broke up,” explains Natalie. “It’s the story of the three of us wanting different things and dealing with that conflict, and eventually deciding to just keep going.” Driven by a heady momentum, Good Luck, Kid then takes on the breakneck pace of the title track, a gloriously dizzying anthem that channels the raw urgency of desire. But on “Green Eyes,” Joseph shift into a torchy poignancy, echoing the album’s undercurrent of romantic devastation. “‘Green Eyes’ is about wanting to stay with someone but giving them the freedom to walk away, and feeling the pain of realizing that they’re no longer in this with you,” Meegan points out.

 

On “Revolving Door”—the gorgeously sorrowful centerpiece to Good Luck, Kid—that pain reaches a heart-crushing crescendo. “As we were putting the record together, the arc that emerged was ‘Hope, Betrayal, Rebirth,’” says Meegan. “We put ‘Revolving Door’ at the middle because it’s about that moment of finally realizing ‘Okay, you don’t choose this—you don’t choose me.’ It’s the pinnacle of betrayal, and it’s the turning point for the whole album.”

 

With the remainder of Good Luck, Kid documenting what Natalie describes as “a rising-up out of the ashes,” Joseph grace every song with the captivating chemistry they first discovered upon forming in 2014. Spontaneously choosing their name on a trip to visit their grandfather in the Oregon town of Joseph, the band got their start playing backyard parties, and gradually amassed a devoted fanbase. Following the release of I’m Alone, No You’re Not—an album made with Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis)—Joseph soon began taking the stage at major festivals like Bonnaroo and touring with such artists as James Bay and Amos Lee. As they brought Good Luck, Kid to life, the Closner sisters expanded on the elegant synergy of elements initially glimpsed on their debut: Meegan’s sharp melodic skills, Allison’s gift for uncovering the emotional heart of each track, and Natalie’s extraordinary songwriting instincts. “Making this album, there were so many times when we’d be trying to come up with the next verse to a song, and Natalie would pull together something amazing completely out of nowhere,” Allison recalls. “It’s like she’s some kind of magician.”

 

In reflecting on the quiet metamorphosis chronicled within Good Luck, Kid, Joseph hope that the album might spark a similar evolution in listeners. “For me this record is about stepping out of being a victim, and I’d love for it to help people feel like they have the power to change their own lives too,” says Meegan. In the spirit of that well-wishing, Good Luck, Kid closes out with a starkly arranged but unforgettably tender benediction called “Room for You.” “My best friend recently had a baby, and as I was holding him I had this feeling like, ‘I never want you to hurt, ever,’” says Natalie. “I love the idea of ending the record by sending people off with that message: ‘I hope the world makes room for you and your dreams.’ I know that an album can’t ever fix anything, but I hope it can be a balm whatever’s hurting, and helps people feel like they’re truly believed in.”

 

The sophomore effort from
Oregon
-
bred
trio
Joseph,
Good Luck, Kid
is
a
road movie in
album
form
,
an odyssey
at turns
emotional
, existential,
and
entirely literal
. With
their
intimate
storytelling
and
restless
intensity
,
Natalie
Schepman
and
her sisters
Allison and Meegan
Closner
detail
that journey
in
songs that
careen and
sprawl and
often
soar,
ultimately
spinning a
narrative of
life
-
changing
transformation.
“The through
-
line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of
your own life
recognizing that
you’re the adult now
,
and everything’s up to you from
this
moment
on,” says
Natalie. “
You’re not
completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and
you don’t have any
kind of a map
to help you
. It’s just the universe
looking down on you
like
,
‘Good luck, kid.’”
In
the making of
Good Luck, Kid
, Joseph
deliberately
strayed
from the
dreamy
folk of their 2016
debut
I’m Alone, No You’re
Not
, giving way to
a
far
grittier
and
more
dynamic
sound.
Produced by
Christian “Leggy”
Langdon
(Meg Myers
,
Charlotte OC),
the
result is a
nuanced
breed of pop/rock
built on
thick
drums
and
lustrous
guitar
s
,
heavy
grooves
and
radiant
melodies
.
Despite
that
bolder
sonic palette,
Good Luck, Kid
remains centered on the
band’s
crystalline
vocal
work
,
including
the
otherworldly
harmonies
that suggest
a
near
-
telepathic connection
among
sisters.
Kicking off
Good Luck, Kid
with the
sweeping
lead single “Fighter,”
Joseph
immediately
prove
the
transcendent
power of that
connection
,
even as
their lyrics speak
to a
nearly disastrous
discord
.
“That
song’s about
how
our band almost broke up,”
explains
Natalie. “It’s the
story of
the three of
us wanting
different
things and dealing
with
that conflict
, and
eventually
deciding to
just
keep
going.”
Driven
by a
heady
momentum,
Good Luck, Kid
then
takes on
the breakneck pace of the title
track
, a gloriously dizzying
anthem
that
channels
the
raw
urgency of
desire
. But on “Green Eyes,”
Joseph
shift
into
a
torchy
poignancy
,
echoing
the
album’s
undercurrent of romantic
devastation
.
‘Green Eyes’ is
about
wanting to stay with someone but giving them the freedom to walk away, and
feeling the
pain
of
realizing
that
they’re no longer in
this
with you,” Meegan
points out
.
On
“Revolving Door
the
gorgeously sorrowful
centerpiece to
Good Luck, Kid
that
pain reaches
a
heart
-
crushing
crescendo.
“As we were putting the record together, the arc that emerged
was
‘Hope, Betrayal, Rebirth,’” says Meegan. “We put ‘Revolving
Door’ at the middle because it’s
about
that
moment of
finally
realizing
‘Okay, you don’
t choose this
you don’t choose me
.’ It’s
the
pi
nnacle of betrayal, and it’s the turning point for the whole album.”
With the remainder of
Good Luck, Kid
documenting
what Natalie describes as
“a rising
-
up out of the
ashes,” Joseph
grace
every
song
with the
captivating
chemistry
they
first
discovered
upon forming in
2014
.
Spontaneously choosing
their name on a trip to
visit
their grandfather in the Oregon town of
 
Joseph
, the band got
their
start playing backyard part
ies,
and
gradually
amassed
a devoted fanbase.
Following
the release of
I’m Alone, No You’re Not
an album
made
with
Mike Mogis
(
First Aid Kit
,
Jenny Lewis
)
Joseph
soon
began
taking the stage at major festivals like Bonnaroo and t
ouring with
such artists as James Bay and Amos Lee.
As they brought
Good Luck, Kid
to life, the Closner sisters
expanded on the
elegant
synergy
of
elements
initially
glimpsed on their debut
: Meegan’s
sharp
melodic
skills
,
Allison
’s
gift for uncovering the emotional heart of
each
track
,
and
Natalie’s
extraordinary
songwriting
instincts
. “
Making this album, there
were so many times when we’d be
trying to come up with the next verse to a song,
and Natalie would pull toget
her something
amazing
completely out of no
where,” Allison recalls. “
It’s
like
she’s some kind of
magician.”
In reflecting on
the quiet
metamorphosis
chronicled within
Good Luck, Kid
,
Joseph hope that the
album might spark
a similar
evolution
in listeners
.
“For me this
record
is about stepping out of being
a
victim, and
I’d love for it to help
people
feel like
they ha
ve
the power to change their
own
lives
too,” says Meegan.
In
the spirit of
that
well
-
wishing
,
Good Luck, Kid
closes out
with a
starkly
arranged
but
unforget
tably
tender
benediction
called “Room for You
.
“My best friend recently had
a baby, and
as
I was holding him I had this feeling like, ‘I never want you to hurt, ever,’
” says
Natalie. “
I love the idea of
ending the
record
by
sendi
ng people off with that message: ‘I hope
the
world makes room for you
and your dreams
.’ I know that an album can’t ever
fix
anything, but I
hope
it
can be a
balm whatever’s hurting, and helps
people
feel
like they’re
truly
believed in.”

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