Chairlift – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – December 17th, 2012

Chairlift

Chairlift

Twin Sister, Empress Of, Slowdance, Jason McMahon, Ice Choir

Mon, December 17, 2012

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$20.00

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This event is 21 and over

Chairlift
Chairlift
Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly made Something, their sophomore record, over 18 months between the back of an antique store in Brooklyn and the basement of a family home in Streatham, London. The world and characters of Something, slowly emerged- overtones of manic revenge contrast with a dark brooding guilt (“Sidewalk Safari”, “Amanaemonesia”, “Take it out on Me”, “Guilty as Charged”); pastoral, almost psychedelic love meets its own inevitable, blue future (“Met Before”, “Frigid Spring”, “Turning”, “Cool as a Fire”). In contrast to Chairlift’s debut album’s Does you Inspire You pop-dreamscape, created in the dark, after school and work, the band uncovered the songs on Something in the daytime, drinking coffee. Producer Dan Carey’s studio is part of the world of Something, full of giant plate-reverb boxes, mint green reel-to-reels salvaged from dismantled BBC studios, plastic human heads which are used to record and simulate the listeners location in approximation to the sound. The head was sitting in the back seat of Carey’s car, a microphone on each ear, while Caroline drove, screaming the “I’m gonna hunt you down… I’m gonna run you down” lyric of “Sidewalk Safari”. Perhaps this incident lends itself to the fact that Something recalls the anthemic driving albums of the mid-90’s (Weezer’s ‘Blue’ album comes to mind). Larry Fitzmaurice (Pitchfork) says that ”...Chairlift go for ‘big’ – like, really big – and succeed on every level”.
Twin Sister
Twin Sister
Twin Sister create the kind of hypnotic pop you've been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. Formed on Long Island in 2008, the band wrote and recorded extensively for two years before their second EP, Color Your Life, began garnering widespread critical acclaim, earning the band writeups in the New York Times, Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, and hundreds more.
Signed to Domino Records in late 2010, the band spent that winter writing and recording in an isolated and snow covered beach house in northern Long Island, took the songs to a Philadelphia recording studio, and emerged with their most polished and wide-ranging release yet, 2011's debut LP, In Heaven, another critical favorite. Throughout all this activity, Twin Sister have toured relentlessly, opening for Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Wild Beasts, Bear in Heaven, and Real Estate, not to mention numerous headlining shows around the country and in Europe.
Empress Of
Songs and Sounds by Lorely Rodriguez.
Slowdance
Slowdance
Slowdance bring keyboard and guitar and a rhythm section that can flip from a new wave throb to a spaghetti western rumble as easily as it delivers punchy indie-pop, all anchored by vocalist Quay Quinn-Settel’s demure cheek and soprano dramatics. She recalled France Gall, and they did Stereolab, because language still counts (even the set-closing cover of New Order’s “Consent” was not without its tie to France). Says Quinn-Settel: “I learned how to read in French before learning in English. It’s half of me, it wouldn’t feel right to sing in English alone. Plus the way the language shapes the mouth changes the timber of my voice, so it’s nice to have both.”
Ice Choir
Ice Choir
Somewhere, amongst abstract romantic lyricism and pointilized synthesizer pastiche, THE ICE CHOIR proposes to you, the listener, a most unfavorable “pop” experience: imaginative songcraft minus the cool factor. Leaning heavily on the crumbling pillars of 1980’s technopop production aesthetic, this is music that is both distinctly modern in composition and cripplingly esoteric. Waylaying melodies to mislead and seduce. Sentiments both saccharine and surreal.
Formless constructs playing you out of THAT weird dream and into your cold reality.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/