Just Announced: Imaad Wasif

March 29, 2010

Imaad Wasif will be stopping in Phoenix in between tours with Dead Meadow and New Pornographers / Neko Case. He will be at The Trunk Space on Tuesday May 11th.

Imaad Wasif draws inspiration from beyond the veil, seeking connections and cosmic patters in the hopes of expressing the simplest but most profound message to his listeners: We are not alone. The urgency of that communication, and his need to convey it, give both his delicate guitar ballads and his fervent rock songs a ferocity and focus that resonates with every note.

Having gained a reputation for his intense live shows while opening for RTX, The Raconteurs, Neko Case, Arthur Lee’s Love and Sebadoh. He can also be found playing guitar on “Little Shadow” from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s latest album, It’s Blitz! (Wasif has been touring guitarist and opening act for YYYs) and on Lou Barlow’s forthcoming solo album, Goodnight Unknown. He collaborated with Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, and “Little” Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and Dead Weather on the score for the Spike Jonze-directed film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are.

His third album, The Voidist was recorded with Two Part Beast, plus guests Dale Crover (Melvins) and Greg Burns (Red Sparowes), by Chad Bamford (Weezer) with additional recordings by Mathias Schneeberger (The Obsessed, Gutter Twins), came out on Tee Pee Records in October 2009.