Touché, Peace – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – December 19th, 2012

Touché, Peace

Touché

Peace

Rarechild, Night Shining

Wed, December 19, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Touché
Touché
Some people have repressed desires that they would prefer to keep secret. They may be dark, lustful, destructive or absurd. They might reveal themselves in a dream (or nightmare). Alex Lilly and Bram Inscore created Touché as an outlet for their repressed desires, for the most part expressing them ambiguously but sometimes with colorful clarity.


As teens, the two met in a San Francisco prep school where they became fast friends. They both studied Classical music in college and they each moved to LA at different points to pursue their musical aspirations -- working with such luminaries as Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore, The Bird and the Bee, and Mike Patton. Alex also fronted her own band, Obi Best.


The duo began writing in a studio in the hilly outskirts of LA, influenced by the sounds of Grace Jones, Arthur Russell, Todd Rundgren, rap radio station KDAY and Europop. The songs were constructed by chopping and arranging their improvisations, embellished with some previously unfulfilled desires such as 70's style guitar shredding and brief forays into rapping. The name, Touché, refers to the sporting nature of their collaborative process as well as to the music's softly confrontational style. French for "touch", Touché also alludes to the music's sensuality - it's boy-girl harmonies and oscillating textures.

Bram and Alex are multi-instrumentalists with a penchant for classic pop songwriting as well as lush synthscapes and dance floor anthems. They are song-crafters that always end up in the rave tent.
Peace
Peace
Hailing from Birmingham, Peace are a young four-piece pointing the way for a new generation of British guitar bands. Their debut release, EP Delicious (out in USA in December), has a sense of adventure and playfulness that led it to enter the UK iTunes chart at 14, surprising everyone, especially the band. Singer Harrison said “Up until now we’ve been working a a release rate of 1.5 songs a year, so this is us basically smashing our personal best. I can’t really work out what EP ‘Delicious’ is but I think that’s the best way to feel.”

Signed to Columbia Records, Peace are an incredible live band with over 200 shows alone in 2012, playing with the likes of Mystery Jets, Manic Street Preachers and Vaccines. They’re in the studio with Jim Abbiss finishing up their debut album which will be released early 2013.
Rarechild
Rarechild
RARECHILD, from New York's affluent Hamptons, is comprised of Michael Aaron, Chris Bordeaux, and Tim McCoy. They are releasing a song for each month of 2012 via Dimension Arts. They are salty.
Night Shining
Night Shining
“Night Shining is a solo project that I created to be able to create songs that were exactly the way I heard them in my head. I was always a drummer in different bands but I really wanted something more, so I started recording on the side. I would lay down layers of different instruments and vocal harmonies, so it was tough to figure out how to perform the work live. I finally came up with a way where I could perform with my computer, which isn’t really that new, but it still amazes me that I can have every piece of a song at my fingertips to manipulate in any way I want. I always have so much fun playing live because it is always different. I honestly feel like it can be more expressive than playing the same song over and over with a group of people”
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/