"can't get over how wonderful last night was. thanks for coming out everybody" - Mister Lies

Mister Lies at The Observatory (via BV Chicago Instagram)

Last night (Saturday, March 9), Chicago producer Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca) played a private record release show for his debut album Mowgli (out now via Lefse) at The Observatory. The show was opened by Different Sleep and Soleman, and Zanca was joined by a live drummer for his headlining set. He ran through most, if not all, of Mowgli and brought out vocalist Jessica Blanchet for a two-song encore. Blanchet is featured on his Mass EP with Different Sleep and on his breakout track "I Walk." The live drummer and Blanchet were welcome additions to his live show, and Zanca said he's looking to turn Mister Lies into a full band thing in the future. A few more Instagram shots from last night's show can be found at the bottom of this post.

As discussed, Mister Lies plays our FREE joint SXSW day party with Epitonic at Swan Dive // Barbarella Patio on Wednesday, March 13. His set is at 1:30PM on the outdoor Barbarella Patio stage. Admission is 100% free (21+), so come by if you're headed to Austin.

All Mister Lies tour dates, his new video for "Hounded," and those Instagrams are below...



Mister Lies - "Hounded" (Official Video)

Mister Lies -- 2013 Tour Dates
3/13 BV Chicago + Epitonic Day Party @ Swan Dive, 1:30 pm
3/13 Force Field PR & Stones Throw Showcase @ Red 7, 3:30 pm
3/13 Windish Agency Showcase @ Red 7, 8 pm
3/14 Deli Radio Showcase @ The Brew Exchange; 12 pm
3/14 The Needle Drop Showcase @ Museum of Human Achievement, 2:30 pm
3/14 I Guess I'm Floating/YVYNYL Party @ Hype Hotel (DJ Set), 4:30 pm
3/15 Urban Outfitters Backlot Showcase @ Urban Outfitters, 12 pm
3/15 Under the Radar Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina, 1:30 pm
3/22 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge (w/ Light Asylum)
3/23 Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf
3/24 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
3/26 Boston, MA - Phoenix Landing (w/ Time Wharp, C.Z.)
3/27 New Haven, CT - BAR (w/ Beat Culture)
3/28 Providence, RI - Fete Lounge
3/29 Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe (w/ Co La)
3/30 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (w/ Rimar & Heathered Pearls)
4/04 Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
4/06 Kansas City, MO - Middle Of The Map Festival
4/12 UC Berkeley, CA (w/ XXYYXX)
4/13 UC San Diego, CA (w/ XXYYXX)