Jimmy Whispers, Dinner + DJ set by Drinking Flowers

Pink Mass presents:

Jimmy Whispers, Dinner + DJ set by Drinking Flowers

Fri · June 1, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

Jimmy Whispers
Jimmy Whispers
"Jimmy Whispers is underground pop's next cult leader" -Entertainment Weekly

"The longing to be heard, and the desperation of admitting that to an iPhone and not to a person, makes Whispers' simplistic refrains like "Tell me that the love you have wasn't real" all the more raw." -Pitchfork

"This is the kind of music that embraces the introspective look at life, where mentally you feel like you're walking into a wall over and over and over again-until you widen your perspective and realize that, shit, there was a door right next to you the entire time." -Noisey
Dinner is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin. Dinner recently released his debut album’Psychic Lovers,’ on Captured Tracks [buy the album here]. This week he shares the video for album standout “Lie.” Stream the video over at Noisey.

“Dinner’s music is about parties. And women. Late nights and early mornings in strange cities. But mainly it’s about magic and the communion with spirits,” Dinner says. “It’s like sexual Christian rock, really. But with out all the Christianity.”

Recorded in Copenhagen and LA, Dinner finished a version of Psychic Lovers after 4 months of intense work but decided to scrap everything and start over. “One morning in LA, as I was meditating in the garden, I saw this mental image of saturated, distorted light. Inside this texture was this emotional longing. And I instantly knew that I had to start over. I had to put this mental image into sound. That this new music would be different from my previous music, somehow.” The reworking of the album took an additional 5 months.

Whether the finished album lives up to Dinner’s vision only Dinner knows. Musically, the album exists in its own space between the 80’s, 90’s and the present. The songs are pop songs held together by somewhat idiosyncratic arrangements. Opener “Cool As Ice” sounds like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice with overdriven synthetic strings and an equally eerie and funky slap bass that slowly grow into a pop structure. “Turn Me On” invokes the feeling of Sade recorded on VHS fronted by Klaus Nomi’s baryton-possessed ghost, or a warped jingle from The Home Shopping Network. The song “Lie” has distinct Nico-esque undertones and John Cale-ish overtones wrapped in 80’s melancholy, while “Wake Up” and “The World” explore inverted 90’s Euro-pop. In the words of mix-engineer Filip Nicolic (Poolside), “The whole album sounds like Chimo Bayo produced by Marquis de Sade.” An even more concise definition of Dinner comes from label-mate Mac Demarco: “Great face, great body, great tunes.”

“Unapologetically and instantly gratifying.” – SPIN

“Some of the most magical, sexed-up, and unabashedly weird music you’ll come across.” – Under The Radar

“You think “that was really weird” and then want to check it out again.” – Paste

“Hypnotizing, intoxicating.” – DIY Magazine
Drinking Flowers
Drinking Flowers
"Drawing instant comparisons to Depeche Mode and The Cure" - Paste Magazine.

"’80s British punk and early ’90s shoegaze melded together to make a contemporary holy child of music" - Slug Mag

Drinking Flowers is a music group based in Los Angeles. They released their debut LP New Swirled Order in 2016 on Manifesto Records. The album artfully bridged the gap between their paisley underground and new wave influences. After hearing "Black Monday" by chance on the radio Peter Hook of New Order/Joy Division decided to include Drinking Flowers in the launch of a new dance night he was curating. The following year the group collaborated with synth pop act Part Time and released a split 7" single on Volar Records.
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039