Preview: Too Free and Exotiq Intl @ Black Cat, 7/16/21

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Too Free (Photo by Emily Geller)

DC electronic pop trio Too Free make their first post-pandemic appearance in a show with new Sister Polygon labelmates Exotiq Intl at Black Cat on Friday, July 16.

Join these fresh breakout acts for a carefree evening of tunes that are sure to move your feet!

Too Free is born of the most innate curiosity in Awad Bilal (Big Freedia, Vasillus), Carson Cox (Merchandise), and Don Godwin (Callers, Impractical Cockpit) — their only mission is a desire to connect with others in the space that music creates. Drawing from improvisation and experimentation, they deconstruct their songs to their most necessary elements, leaning into their collective punk ethos and DIY backgrounds.

Relying on the power of movement and improvisation, each track on their debut LP, Love in High Demand, provides an empathetic space for the listener. Drawing equally from elements of South Florida freestyle and Jersey electro into DC’s signature polyrhythms, the record is a continuous refinement of the virtue of motion — each composition rooted in propulsive energy that envelops.

Watch the official music video for “ATM” by Too Free on YouTube:

Exotiq Int’l is a new quartet consisting of GL Jaguar (Priests), Laura Harris (Ex Hex), Niko Rao (Bottled Up), and Dajando Smith (Nag Champa). Radical optimism and ecstatic energies sourced from Purple Music’s outer reaches.

Stream “The Pump” by Exotiq Intl on Bandcamp:

Buy your tickets online now.

Too Free
Exotiq Intl
Anno (DJ set)
Black Cat
Friday, July 16
Doors @ 8pm
$15
All ages

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