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Some Such Things

  • CAFE NINE 250 STATE ST NEW HAVEN CT 06510 (map)

Some Such Things is a revolving collective of musicians fronted by Connecticut singer-songwriter mykl sivak. With an adolescent musical background stemming from the coffeeshop anti-folk and lo-fi “prehistoric emo” scenes of the 1990s, the Things play an earnest blend of stripped-down basement alt-folk some have called “Sincerecore.”

Built upon song starts excavated from microcassette recordings spanning from the early two-thousand-aughts to last winter, Some Such Things’ songs evoke the late night parking lots, abandoned winter beaches, and cigarette-smoke-filled bedrooms where they found their first conception. With lyrical content frequently dealing with concepts of loss and revival, Sivak’s straightforward songwriting posses an unsentimental sincerity and plainspoken musical structure.

Themes of lost religious faith, the aftermath of failed relationships, and the reconstruction of fragmented things are set to catchy, uncomplicated music that leave the listener feeling that though sometimes life can be a bummer, as long as there are songs about it you can listen to while drinking whiskey with your friends, in the end,isn’t really that bad.