photos by Jessica Amaya
Air Waves @ Zebulon
"I'm moving away from this city in two weeks," said Nicole Schneit [Thursday] night, between songs at Zebulon. "It's been nice living here."As advertised and confirmed in the quoted review above, Air Waves played a farewell show at Zebulon on Thursday night. They were supported by The Wailing Wall and Sail By Night.
Ms. Schneit is the leader of the Brooklyn indie pop band Air Waves, whose second full-length will be released this fall through the label Underwater Peoples. The album, which was recorded at the Walkmen's Marcata Studios, is currently being mastered, and if things go right in the immediate future, it'll be done by the time Schneit boards her flight for Austin, Texas in September.
[Thursday] night's show at Zebulon was Air Waves' final New York appearance before Schneit's voyage. It was also the last show the three-piece will ever play with their drummer, Jordan Bernstein, who is leaving after about a year to focus on his five other bands. According to Schneit, she'll be looking for a replacement for him as soon as she lands in Austin. Her bass player, meanwhile, a shaggy fellow named Dan Bryer, is staying put, and will be flying out in October to accompany Schneit on a West Coast tour in support of the new album.
...When the trio prepared to start their set-closing "Sweetness," Schneit looked over at her drummer and her bassist, then refocused on her audience. "New Yorkers always come back," she promised, and launched into it. -[Village Voice]
So far, the only band from that bill with future tour dates on the way is The Wailing Wall, who will support The Duchess & The Duke at Mercury Lounge on 9/4 (tickets), one of two shows for D&D (the second being at Union Pool on 9/3, tickets).
More pictures from the Zebulon show, and an Air Waves video (not from Zebulon) that is part of "Home Page - A Video Music Series", below...
Sail By Night
THE WAILING WALL - 2010 TOUR DATES
Aug 21 2010 Guru Too Records w/ Caleb Stine, Trevor Wilson, American Folklore Baltimore, MD
Aug 22 2010 SOVA Espresso and Wine w/ Trevor Wilson Washington, DC
Aug 23 2010 The Garage w/ Trevor Wilson Charlottesville, VA
Sep 4 2010 Mercury Lounge w/ The Dutchess and The Duke New York, NY