Future Perfect + Public Works Present:
MARIA MINERVA Live (Not Not Fun / 100% Silk)
BUTTERCLOCK Live (Fantasy Records)
+ Marco De La Vega (Future Perfect / 120 Minutes)
+ tba support
In the Loft at Public Wortks
Laura Clock—better known by her stage name, Butterclock—gained early notoriety last year with her hypnotic vocals layered over San Franciscan producer oOoOO’s productions, like 2012′s “NoWayBack” and “Springs.” Since then, she’s built on that momentum with the release of her own avant-pop, dreamy, downtempo productions that blend mesmerizing, self-written vocals with slow-jam rave beats. Her first mark on 2013′s calendar was the video for “Don’t,” an aptly haunting video that follows Butterclock through a series of blurry memory-like visions, perfectly attuned to the track’s lo-fi allure and hazy overtones. First Prom, Butterclock’s highly anticipated debut solo EP.
"Butterclock’s debutFirst Prom promises the tape-melted trance stabs, stuttering hip-hop beats, and ghostly vocals of so much “weird pop." -FACT
"It’s Laura’s voice that really transcends on Don’t. Smatterings of Auto-Tune and reverb are blended in, but they add genuine colour rather than overwhelm. They also can’t obscure the air of old-fashioned, decidedly French sensuality that echoes in her voice" -Dummy
“Her music is a place where academia and pop culture, tastefulness and excess, dominance and submission, and yes, Hélène Cixous and Britney Spears, all commingle in a hazy, libidinous swirl.” —Lindsay Zoladz (Pitchfork)
Maria Minerva is Maria Juur (b. 1988) from Tallinn, Estonia. In Tallinn, Maria was freelancing as an art and music critic while studying art history at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Together with her partner-in-crime Maria Arusoo, she was also one half of the artist duo mariaUNDmaria. It was during her 3rd year of uni when she got into music-making and quickly became the local lo-fi princess.
Maria’s love affair with London began in 2009 when she was interning at The Wire Magazine, in 2010 she moved to London permanently to do her Masters at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 2011, Maria Minerva signed to the acclaimed Los Angeles based label Not Not Fun and released her debut cassette “Tallinn At Dawn”, Not Not Fun’s dance-oriented daughter-label 100% Silk also put out her 12” “Noble Savage”. On August 1, Not Not Fun released her LP, the highly anticipated “Cabaret Cixous” both on CD and vinyl, on November 15 100% Silk put out Maria’s 2nd EP “Sacred and Profane Love” Maria has been featured in the Guardian, the NME, Uncut, Vice Magazine, The Wire Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, Pitchfork and countless other publications.