Savoir Adore

with Cape Francis

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Rough Trade NYC

Doors 8:00pm
On-stage 9:00pm
Tickets available

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Tickets $12 in Advance / $15 at the Door

Ages 21 & Over

A Bowery Presents Event

Savoir Adore

A self-coined "fantasy rock" duo, Savoir Adore were born of a recording session in 2007. After signing to the Cantora label, they released their first album, The Scientific Findings of Dr. Rousseau, in 2008. Although the group recorded its unique work as a pair, the dual vocalists rounded out their sound in concert with a three-piece backup band. Savoir Adore were well received by the New York music scene, and they released a full-length debut album, In the Wooded Forest, in 2009. Other records include The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in Her Throat (November 9, 2010), and Our Nature, released on October 22, 2012.[1] Their single "Pop Goes The World" (a cover of the 1987 song by Men without Hats) was released February 22, 2012 and was featured on a commercial for Tide Pods.

Cape Francis

Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Olken Henthorn, former singer/songwriter of Stone Cold Fox. After the break up of a band that worked heavily in traditional pop structures and production, Henthorn started the new project as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of instrumentation and storytelling.

Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to learn and push his fundamentals and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.

Cape Francis was meant as a way to return to that mentality, to re-approach a relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck in indie rock power-chords. The outcome is a new sound for Henthorn. It is centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion and synthesizers, Cape Francis pulls from folk and modern influences alike to bring the listener to a feel good place where familiarity and discovery are both at the forefront. His forthcoming debut LP Falling Into Pieces, due out on Sleep Well Records, examines the themes of closure, identify and moving past failure through these lenses.