My Midnight Heart – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – February 20th, 2013

My Midnight Heart

My Midnight Heart

Sky White Tiger, RAILBIRD, Desert Stars

Wed, February 20, 2013

8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

My Midnight Heart
My Midnight Heart
MY MIDNIGHT HEART is a sonic exploration of constantly shifting landscapes. The music of Puerto Rican/American singer and songwriter Angélica Allen describes her dreams and nightmares with haunting realism. Through intensely vivid lyrics, lush arrangements, and the ever-changing lilt of her voice, Angélica weaves tales of wandering hearts, and whispered secrets. Though her dreamscapes have drawn comparisons with Kate Bush, Radiohead, Bat For Lashes, and Bjork; My Midnight Heart stands a world apart.

"There was never a 'beginning' for My Midnight Heart", Angélica says, "I had been gigging and writing songs as long as I can remember, but eventually I noticed them shifting and taking a more defined shape--so I decided to let go of the acoustic singer/songwriter thing and start a band." Following the direction of her music, the group--then a trio , began playing under Angélica's first name at NYC's rock bars in 2010 with a massive Noise Pop sound. However, the project came to a halt, when Angélica began touring with the Trans Siberian Orchestra in 2011. "Singing with TSO was difficult honestly", she says, "It was such an intense schedule that I really had to put my music completely aside; let it die for a while."

Although the band started performing again after she returned to New York months later, the project didn't fully resurrect until almost a year after a period of concentrated song writing and experimentation. Previously heavily guitar based and strongly influenced by PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" and The Kills' "No Wow"; Angélica now turned to echoing pianos, dreamy synths, and parred down, washy vocals. "I began to realize that the songs and the sound weren't really about 'me' anymore." Angélica comments, "They had taken the shape of something darker inside me. I knew couldn't call the band 'Angélica' anymore."

My Midnight Heart takes it's name from the first single "Midnight Heart". "It was the first thing I thought of when someone asked me what I was calling the project--and probably just because it's in the first line of the lyrics." Angélica says, "But now it seems perfect to me." My Midnight Heart is about the dreams and fears hidden deep inside us. Things we hide even from ourselves. "And when you say "My Midnight Heart", it becomes 'yours'. The name forces you to identify with the music. That's what it's all about", Angélica adds, "Empathy."

The first official release from My Midnight Heart, the 4-track EP entitled "Chest of Hearts" is due out November 2012.
Sky White Tiger
Sky White Tiger
Inspired by works of astrological mythology and the blurred lines between fantasy and reality, five-piece psych-pop band SKY WHITE TIGER formed in Brooklyn in 2009. After a decade of writing, recording, and performing independently with artists as far reaching as Radiohead, David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, and The Polyphonic Spree, the five life-long brethren decided to take matters into their own paws. After a batch of supporting US tour dates with Rufus Wainwright and a few months in the studio with Brooklyn-based Producer Bryce Goggin, SKY WHITE TIGER has recently completed their debut LP - ELECTRA - to be released in 2012. Whether performing on a concert stage, art gallery, or planetarium dome, SKY WHITE TIGER fuses sound, costume and light design, transforming any space into the Tiger Realm of the endless imagination. Come Meowt and Play...
RAILBIRD
RAILBIRD
Railbird is the musical project of Sarah K. Pedinotti (S.K.P) a songwriter and bandleader who mixes pop forms and experimental textures with her evocative lyrics. Based in New York, S.K.P has spent most of her life imagining and constructing her own musical world. Supported by a solid cast of multi-instrumentalists, Railbird is characterized by a tight rhythm section supporting swirling, expansive guitar lines. In the center is S.K.P.'s unique voice and songwriting style, drawing comparisons to Bjork and Kate Bush.
Desert Stars
Desert Stars
Desert Stars dispatches its own brand of shoe-gaze psych-pop with intricately-layered instrumentation, lush harmonies and atmospheric guitar topped by Best’s dreamy tenor. The effect is reminiscent of the album we only wish Phil Spector had produced for The Jesus and Mary Chain: infectiously melodic, pop-eccentric, and deliciously lo-fi.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/