Violens – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – August 24th, 2011

Violens

Violens

DIIV (formerly DIVE) - Album Release Party! (SOLD OUT!), Arc In Round

Wed, August 24, 2011

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Violens
Violens
Formed by former members of Lansing-Dreiden in autumn 2007, New York's Violens derives its name from a combination of "violence" and "violins." Jorge Elbrecht (vocals, guitar), Iddo Arad (vocals, synthesizer), Ben Brantley (bass), and Kris King (drums) became a local sensation after playing their first show in October 2007, with many fans comparing them to Philadelphia's Lilys. (The band cites the Zombies, the Byrds, Wire, and the Violent Femmes among their influences.) Violens released their self-titled EP on the Static Recital label in March 2008. ~ Katherine Fulton, All Music Guide
DIIV (formerly DIVE) - Album Release Party! (SOLD OUT!)
DIIV (formerly DIVE) - Album Release Party! (SOLD OUT!)
DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new Brooklyn four-piece.

Recently inked to the uber-reliable Captured Tracks imprint, DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world with their impressionistic debut Sometime; finding it’s way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Altered Zones a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.

Enlisting the aid of NYC indie-scene-luminary, Devin Ruben Perez, former Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt, and Mr. Smith’s childhood friend Andrew Bailey, DIVE craft a sound that is at once familial and frost-bitten. Indebted to classic kraut, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-80’s Seattle, the band walk a divisive yet perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.

One part THC and two parts MDMA; the first offering from DIIV chemically fuses the reminiscent with the half-remembered building a musical world out of old-air and new breeze. These are songs that remind us of love in all it’s earthly perfections and perversions.

A lot of DIIV's magnetism was birthed in the process Mr. Smith went through to discover these initial compositions. After returning from a US tour with Beach Fossils, Cole made a bold creative choice, settling into the window-facing corner of a painter’s studio in Bushwick, sans running water, holing up to craft his music.

In this AC-less wooden room, throughout the thick of the summer, Cole surrounded himself with cassettes and LP’s, the likes of Lucinda Williams, Arthur Russell, Faust, Nirvana, and Jandek; writings of N. Scott Momaday, James Welsh, Hart Crane, Marianne Moore, and James Baldwin; and dreams of aliens, affection, spirits, and the distant natural world (as he imagined it from his window facing the Morgan L train).

The resulting music is as cavernous as it is enveloping, asking you to get lost in it’s tangles in an era that demands your attention be focused into 140 characters.

“Sometime” hit stores on October 11th with a second single to follow November 29, culminating in an early March EP release.
Arc In Round
Arc In Round
Arc In Round is the band of producer/engineer Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Lymbyc Systym), co-songwriter Mikele Edwards, bassist Ian Fraser and drummer Matt Ricchini. Formed in 2009, the band pull from the layered-dissonance and experimentation of Disco Inferno and This Heat, Motorik rhythms of Krautrock pioneers Neu and Can, and the more obvious sonic reference points of My Bloody Valentine, Broadcast and the Swirlies. Live, the band takes pains to bring their layered sound out of the studio and onto the stage for an immersive, crisply executed show. Their recently completed EP, Diagonal Fields features Kurt Vile (Kurt Vile and the Violators, War on Drugs) and Chris Ward of Pattern is Movement. They have also recently completed their eponymous debut LP, with remixes by Benoit Pilouard, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Nightlands, Pink Skull, Lymbyc Systym and more.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/