Special Alert


  • October 8, 2019
  • 9:00 PM
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • 215 N. Lumpkin St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: 706-850-7670
  • Price: $3
  • Time: Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Glossolalia (meaning “speaking in tongues”) is a fitting title for Partials’ debut recording. The word has a strong association with the otherworldly, conveying the notion of fluid sounds, rhythms and ideas. The music on the EP is full of interlocking vocal and instrumental harmonies, shifting tempos and an inventive use of language that gives the lyrics a flowing, untethered cadence. “People who speak in tongues believe it indicates the touch of the creator,” says Partials bass player, Thomas Bailey. “Today, all around us, machines are constantly speaking in tongues. We wanted to explore how that relates to humanity, automation and the space between the two. This is especially interesting in the context of machines that have no voices, but the voices we give them.”

The six musicians in the band - Dane Walsh, keys; guitarist Jeff Porter; singer, percussionist Adriana Thomas; sax player and guitarist Ian Edwards; drummer Alex Eversbusch and Bailey - have wide ranging tastes. They’ve played funk, soul and Afrobeat, before landing on a flavor of psychedelic dance music that aims to continue the tradition of Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem, without sounding derivative. “We reference the music that influenced the artists we love. We seek what they sought, then take it in our own direction,” Bailey says.

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Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St.