line up is Wells_Next_The_Sea,Wooden Rings, Angel Olsen.
Wooden Rings performs “Acoustic Chamber Pop” at Heaven Gallery
March 23, 2012 (Chicago, IL) – Chicago-based acoustic chamber pop quartet, Wooden Rings, showcases their music at Heaven Gallery , a multi-disciplinary arts space located in Wicker Park. Composed of nylon string guitar, clarinet, cello, xylophone, electric bass, and harmonized tenor vocals, Wooden Rings approaches the genre of acoustic chamber pop with a magazine of broken-hearted love songs that interrogates the spaces between loss and growth, monogamy and polyamory.
Wooden Rings creates lush yet austere songs that are just as much driven by process as they are sentiment. The songs seem to set sail into the uncharted waters of failed relationships, beached and often left abandoned instead of being understood. Their song structures tend to be equipped with trapped doors nesting lead singer, breathtakingly honest vocals provided by Ramah Jihan. Wooden Rings performs with touring singer songwriter, Angel Olsen, and Wells-next-the-Sea.
Some have described Angel's music as haunting, others as uniquely natural, but whatever the individual take on her songs may be - they command the listeners attention. Laced with vintage reverb, simple chord progressions, and abstract lyrical content, her songs are a testament to the lasting effect and popularity of classic song structures. Her voice, the focal point of most recordings, contains sincerity, power, and a unique vulnerability necessary to balance out her sound. In addition to her vocals, Olsen accompanies most songs with guitar and occasionally even accordion as featured on the cassette compilation Summer Bummer, which also featured Best Coast, Dirty Beaches, Heavy Hawaii, Julian Lynch, Nude Beach, and many other contemporary luminaries.