Mazes – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – July 5th, 2011

Mazes

Mazes

Beige, Country Mice, The Hairs

Tue, July 5, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

$10.00 DOS

Mazes
Mazes
The band themselves reference a range of late 80’s and early 90’s bands such as Guided by Voices and Eric’s Trip, and Mazes’ recorded output so far has shared a similar lo-fi aesthetic with both acts, whilst GBV’s belief in the 30 second song and Eric’s Trip’s ability to put a honeyed pop melody over thick distortion are influences. These acts, however, form just a small part of a vast collection of artists that feed Mazes’ huge appetite for music, evidenced by the IBB mix tape for which they covered bands as diverse as The Beach Boys, Van Halen and Ean Eraser, an obscure (possibly Ukranian) melodic punk band. This mix tape also saw the band manipulate and exploit the limitations of recording to tape, as acts such as Neutral Milk Hotel have done before them, at times using the four-track as another instrument or effect.

Mazes have demonstrated a real appreciation of the D.I.Y ethos and sense of community amongst their peers that so many of the acts they admire embraced. Mazes join a growing list of artists that have released on Fatcat who have been actively involved in a D.I.Y scene which includes artists as respected and influential as Animal Collective, Black Dice and No Age. With such excitement growing about the band it seems they are in good company.
Beige
Beige
Recently our work with color has led us, in spite of ourselves, to search little by little, with some assistance (from the listener, from the observer), for the realization of matter, and we have decided to end the battle. Our works are now invisible and we would like to show them in a clear and positive manner, in our recordings or otherwise, in the lines and tones of beige.
Country Mice
Country Mice
"Brooklyn four-piece Country Mice don't look to reinvent 2011's Americana-tinged indie-rock formula on their terse debut album. But they arrive at their own conclusions: fantastic opener "Ghost" attempts an exorcism through guitar wails and cymbal crashes, while "Clover" takes a Jack White riff and drags it through the dirt. On "Morning Son" and "Close Behind," guitarists Jason Rueger and Ben Bullington conjure dust bowls over sweet melodies as bassist Mike Feldman and drummer Kurt Kuehn keep the pace. This is country living that knows how to move." - Spin
The Hairs
The Hairs
"You can learn a lot about the Hairs through main-man(e) Kevin Alvir’s chosen song titles: There’s the gender-bent 'Jack Becomes A Policewoman,' a new single with a name posing the same sort of pithy illustrative twist as the previously posted 'Balding College Girls.' Titles to catch you off guard, quick twisters to pair with the fun, blunt quirk of a track (title) like 'Duh x 12!' So that’s the Hairs, then, in a name or three: clever and twisty in melody and buried guitar lines, simple and immediate in fuzz, and pulse, and its ostensibly slapdash home-recorded vibe."-Stereogum
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/