Three Imaginary Girls

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{Jesse Sykes /}

There’s a sad-hearted party going on next Thursday, and you’re invited.

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter will be taking the stage down at the Showbox at the Market a week from tomorrow {8/4} in celebration of the new release, Marble Son. Already hailed a triumph by folks who’ve gotten their hands it, Marble Son is definitely cause for cheer, even though the content is shot through with melancholy leanings. Here’s a little more about it from Jesse:

I liked the idea of something beautiful that may or may not be appreciated in its own time… of course, a statue comes to mind. They seem to last forever and are beautiful and viable even as they disintegrate. Some were built so well that their dissolution is almost more powerful because it exposes the process and the bare essentials are revealed – we are left with an arm, a torso – and sometimes those parts say enough. There’s a line in the song “Marble Son” that goes – “Oh marble son why cant I love you more? I wish I’d found you beautiful before.” Many things I didn’t see beauty in when I was young, I find beautiful now, and visa-versa. I think about relationships and how some “miss the boat” in their own lifetime and if we need to wait another lifetime (metaphorically or not) to understand true love, then so be it. Some will never find it, but a few will luck out and experience a love that lasts through many lifetimes! We all have our own evolutionary path to understanding beauty and our capacity to love. The image of a marble son spoke to me on all these levels – strong, forgotten, loved, beautiful, sad. Eternal.

If it’s speaking to you too, then listen up: we have a pair of tickets to give away so you can go get your ache on up close & personal, hopefully somewhere in the vicinity of the first few rows. To enter, send an email between now and 5p on Tuesday, 8/2 to tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject line “StuckInTheMudOnThePugetSound” — we’ll pick a lucky winner sometime on Wednesday and you’ll be on the guest list for the show +1. Of course, if you’d rather not wait (and didn’t take advantage of our presale a few months ago), just pop on over to the Showbox site and pick up a pair or two that way.

We’ll see you at the show!

{21+ / 7p doors / $20 adv. Photo courtesy of PrefixMag.}