Kickstand Productions Presents
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME: GLOOMTOWN TOUR
with I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, Benches
Mon 04/08/2024 8:00 pm CDT (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Ages 17 and Up
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
The sophomore album from I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, GLOOM DIVISIONis a glimpse into the gloriously strange wonderland of Dallon Weekes’ mind. Over the course of 12 shapeshifting songs, the Salt Lake City-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist follows his wildest impulses toward a combustible sound encompassing everything from R&B to post-punk to art-pop, approaching each with equal parts unfettered imagination and exquisite attention to detail. As he shed all creative inhibitions, Weekes widened the scope of his songwriting and expounded on such matters as love and sex, satanic panic, and his lived experience with neurodivergence (to name just a few). The most autobiographical work to date from Weekes, a former member of Panic! at the Disco, GLOOM DIVISIONultimately leaves listeners with the very same sense of euphoric fascination that sparked the album’s creation.

For Weekes, the writing of GLOOM DIVISION served as a major breakthrough on multiple levels. “Music has always been an outlet to exorcise your demons or difficult emotions, but with this album I really stopped limiting myself when it comes to the subjects I write about,” he says. When matched GLOOM DIVISION’s pure sonic abandon, the result is a body of work primed to leave a sublimely mystifying impact on its audience. “When I think about all my favorite records, like The Soft Bulletinby Flaming Lips and This Year’s Modelby Elvis Costello, the thing they all have in common is that the first time I heard them I thought, What is this?” says Weekes. “On the second listen it was more like, This is weird, but I like it, and then by the third time I heard it I was absolutely obsessed. That’s my favorite reaction to experience when I’m discovering something new, and I’d love for this album to create that same feeling for everyone.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benches
 
benches is a Southern California groupconsisting of Anson Kelley (vocals/guitar), Ethan Bowers (drums), Evan Ojeda (lead guitar), and Charlie Baird (bass). Reminiscent of both the ceremonious majesty of 90’s Britpop and the insouciance of 2000’s NY rock,the band’s heart is rooted in defining the sound of bittersweet: A blend of joy and sadness, wrapped up into infectious indie rock. 
Unabashedly celebratingthe naivete of youth,and the excitement and worries that come withgetting older, Anson Kelley frequently draws inspiration from the travails of navigating a society where norms are exploded daily, and the chaotic backdrop is full of hurdles to your sanity –from evolving technology to fragmenting social relationships.
Following the success of earliersingles such as Angry Lizard Noiseand Monodramabenchesworked with Grammy-nominated producerMartin Cookeon increasingly complex and nuanced songs, resulting inthe releaseof 3 tracks in 2022, including the standout Violent. They’re currently finishing an EP to be released this Summer to coincide with upcoming tour dates.
The band have played with notable acts such as Foster The People, Dave Keuning (The Killers) and Louis XIV, and previously toured the US with Ultra Q, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me and The Red Pears.