Invisible Boy

Invisible Boy is a project fronted by Chris Bierden, bassist for Poliça and vital contributor to many Minneapolis-based projects. Bierden has been performing solo shows under the moniker Invisible Boy for the last 10 years. The name is taken from the title of a song by Vampire Hands, a beloved psych/punk band in which Bierden was a founding member. This is the first Invisible Boy effort at arranging the material into fully formed songs.

Bierden has spent the last five years touring the world as the bass player and back-up vocalist for Poliça. He recorded bass and vocals on the last two Har Mar Superstar records, and developed other projects of note such as Heavy Deeds, Pony Trash, and Bones & Beeker.

When making this album, Chris applied the expert fort-building skills of his youth. A makeshift vocal booth was assembled out of three large orange floral couch cushions, two standing vertical upon chairs and one resting over top to create a pillowy square frame with sheets and blankets draped across the back. It stood only 4 feet tall, forcing Bierden to kneel while he cooed into an old East German microphone. Though not entirely structurally sound, it provided adequate insulation to absorb the reflections of his voice that would have otherwise bounced off of the low ceiling and walls of the basement in which he recorded.

Invisible Boy is about life, death, and a child’s relationship to the cosmos. The music is meant to find empathy in a world that is often cold and indifferent.

Past Shows


Dec
6
th
2018
Turf Club
Dec
6
th
2018
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Invisible Boy and Actual Wolf
Jan
8
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
8
th
2018
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

with Invisible Boy
Sep
27
th
2017
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
27
th
2017
Triple Rock Social Club

Sun Seeker

with Invisible Boy
Jul
21
st
2017
7th St Entry
Jul
21
st
2017
7th St Entry

StoLyette

with Andrew Broder, Invisible Boy, c.Kostra and more!
Mar
17
th
2017
Mainroom
Mar
17
th
2017
Mainroom

P.O.S

with Astralblak and Invisible Boy
Aug
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry

Solid Gold, the Cloak Ox and Invisible Boy

with DJ LOUIS and Aaron Rice
Jul
26
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
26
th
2016
7th St Entry

Mothers

with Invisible Boy
Apr
6
th
2016
Turf Club
Apr
6
th
2016
Turf Club

Har Mar Superstar

with Invisible Boy and Cherry Cola
Jan
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry

Lower Dens

with Invisible Boy
Nov
26
th
2014
Turf Club
Nov
26
th
2014
Turf Club

FLEETWOOD MAGIC

Night of 100 Stevies
with tiny deaths, Red Daughters, Brian Just and more!
Feb
22
nd
2014
Turf Club
Feb
22
nd
2014
Turf Club

Web of Sunsets

with The Cactus Blossoms, Anonymous Choir and Invisible Boy
Nov
7
th
2011
Turf Club
Nov
7
th
2011
Turf Club

Poliça

with Invisible Boy, BrodR and DJ MAYCHIN
Apr
10
th
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
10
th
2011
7th St Entry

Skoal Kodiak

with Invisible Boy and Leisure Birds

More Shows

Aug
18
th
7th St Entry

Short Fictions

Jul
13
th
7th St Entry

Bobby Rethwish

with XINA and SYM1
Jul
16
th
Turf Club

The Jauntee

with Mikel Wright & The Wrongs
Jul
8
th
7th St Entry

EHN JEY

with JIJA and Anju