Mirah – Tickets – Space Ballroom. – Hamden, CT – April 11th, 2018


Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:


Olive Tiger

Wed, April 11, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b. 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music. Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”

She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US domestic and foreign independent labels.

Collaborators include well-known producers Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tucker Martine, Guy Sigsworth and Calvin Johnson, songwriters and composers such as Thao Nguyen, Lori Goldston, Susie Ibarra, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O’Neil and Khaela Maricich (The Blow) and visual and media artists such as Anna Oxygen of Cloud Eye Control, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Her latest release, Changing Light, was self-released on her own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.

Zeitlyn has toured the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand many times since 1998.
Olive Tiger
Olive Tiger is an evolution of sound and texture: a nontraditional trio that combines lush electronics with organic chamber-pop, defying the boundaries of genre in favor of obsessive exploration. Olive Tiger arcs continuously toward more meticulous, more rich and more seductive arrangements.

Based in New Haven, Conn., Olive Tiger orbits the vision of singer-songwriter and musician Olive (cello, guitar, vocals, electronics), joined by Jesse Newman (violin, electronics), and John McGrath (drums). In 2016, the group asserted its powers and range with a debut full-length record, Until My Body Breaks (Telegraph Recording Company). Pulling thoughtfully from artists like St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, and Tune-Yards, Olive Tiger created with refined curiosity a collection of detail-rich songs that evokes a broad spectrum of images and emotions—all awash in rich arrangements, elevated by Olive’s pristine and haunting vocals.

With a Master’s Degree in music therapy, Olive founded the project as a deliberate space for growth and expression, engaging with music as an emotional transaction of energy. Listeners have responded in kind, placing Olive Tiger among Connecticut’s most notable up-and-coming musicmakers. With a shifting array of collaborators, Olive’s philosophy toward creativity quickly carried the project from its folk-jazz roots to a spacey plane of experimentation, when she began to manipulate her voice and cello with a looper pedal.

Since the project began in 2013, Olive Tiger has garnered growing attention for its work; in January 2017 the band was named Emerging Artist of the Month by The Deli Magazine, and received a 2017 nomination for Best in State during the New England Music Awards. Olive Tiger has also shared the stage with acts including Kishi Bashi, Xenia Rubinos, Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Rubblebucket and Diane Cluck—kin in sonic exploration. The band is currently touring its full-length record with dates throughout New England, and has played everywhere from the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, to The Ballroom at the Outer Space, the Bowery Electric, the park at MASS MoCA and New London’s I Am Fest.

-Dani Capalbo

"Several of my friends have recommended I catch the New Haven based Olive Tiger and I immediately understood why. A mixture of plucking, strumming and bow work on the cello combined with ethereal looped vocals transfixed the already tightly packed Ballroom."
- Audra Napolitano, Surviving the Golden Age
“A dizzying, neat and totally charming mix of cello and voice loops, drums and ironed-out strings.” - Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent

“With seductive rhythms, whispers of cello, and electronic tinge, the single [“Dark”] is pure sonic goodness.” -Jon Berrien, GroundSounds

“Olive Tiger might be one of the greatest things to happen to music since Courtney Barnett.” - Phil Kin, AudioFuzz
Venue Information:
Space Ballroom.
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514