NOW PLAYING: A Bands + Brews Session with Overcoats
    • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch



    If you still don't know, Overcoats is a New York-based duo that consists of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their harmonies blend together to make indie electro-pop music that not only sounds pretty on the surface, but permeates a true sense of self-empowerment. Earlier this summer, the duo made a stop at Industry City for a Bands + Brews session, presented by Baeble Music.

    The two performed songs off of their debut album YOUNG. Before going into the first song, "Smaller Than My Mother," the two shared a hug, as if this was the last performance of their entire career -- or they were just really happy to be there. Probably the latter. Elion was in a white dress while Mitchell wore black, and, with no other members but themselves, the performance as a whole was minimalistic, which put their nearly perfect vocals on display. As they dove into "Hold Me Close," the two broke out into an endearing little dance - something they peppered throughout their performance - not choreographed, but in unison.

    "The Fog" was a bit of a darker cut. Right before Mitchell called out "the future is female!", the two sang, "freedom is when I'm without you / when the fog lifts, I'm the only one I see." Siren-like synths screech, and as they sing those lines, something about it just feels so damn good. It's one thing to preach about being independent, but it's an entirely different thing to show it. Here were two legitimate best friends right before us -- two women who were friends before they were musical partners, and as they sang about not needing a man to feel complete, they truly proved that as they cheered each other on. Through the relationship of two best friends, we were exploring the journey through womanhood.

    Sure, Overcoats' voices are sweet and their beats are sultry, but on the night of Bands + Brews, they brought something much bigger to Baeble. They proved that it is possible to lift each other up, and you can experience the positive vibes in full in our latest Bands + Brews Session.

    The band just embarked on a North American Tour. Dates below:
    9/14/17 - Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Live*
    9/15/17 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Brewery +
    9/16/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
    9/17/17 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*
    9/19/17 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar*
    9/20/17 - Conway, AR @ Hendrix College
    9/21/17 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
    9/22/17 - Austin, TX @ Antone's*
    9/23/17 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group*
    9/25/17 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder*
    9/27/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
    9/28/17 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement*
    9/29/17 - Asheville, NC @ New Belgium Liquid Center*
    10/19/17 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    10/20/17 - Arden, DE @ Arden Gild Hall
    10/21/17 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
    10/22/17 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater
    11/3/17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/10/17 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    11/11/17 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
    11/12/17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
    11/14/17 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
    11/16/17 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College
    11/17/17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    11/18/17 - Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
    12/7/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    12/8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    12/9/17 - San Francisco CA @ The Independent

    * w/ Yoke Lore supporting
    + w/ San Fermin

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