Indie rock and electronic artist Sven Gamsky — whose stage name is “Still Woozy” — writes music straight from a dream. Fans in Chicago can hear him perform at Schubas Tavern (3159 N. Southport Ave.) Thursday.
Gamsky’s music has the perfect balance of electronic and acoustic sounds to create his dreamy tunes.
His most recent single, “Habit,” draws in listeners with seductive chords, and his single, “Vacation,” takes listeners on a psychedelic stroll, with syncopated beats and electronic shimmers lining the pathway.
The 25-year-old Oakland-based artist has been playing music for 16 years, according to California Polytechnic State University’s student radio station, KPCR. He started a band called Feed Me Jack in 2011 and later splintered off to make his own music, according to KPCR.
He’s since released six singles and a couple remixes. He released music videos for two of his singles, “Cooks” and “Goodie Bag,” and both have a carefree and nostalgic vibe. Gamsky is clad in a bright windbreaker reminiscent of 1990s fashion in the video for “Goodies,” and is set in a pink-hued California landscape.
The music video for “Cooks” takes place at a sparse basketball court where a competitive one-on-one game takes place. Both music videos are shot without frills and scenes are mundane. However, the backdrop of Gamsky’s music creates laid-back scenes which revel in simple pleasures.
Fans of his music can expect a new extended play from Gamsky later this year, and he is slated to perform at Coachella.
Gamsky will perform a sold-out show at Schubas Tavern Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.