Posted in music | pictures on October 25, 2010

photos by Diana Wong

Surfer Blood @ Stratosphere Sound
Surfer Blood

This can best be described in the words of the person who invited me to this:

"we're going to be hosting a private, unofficial CMJ artist lounge here at Stratosphere Sound (James Iha, Adam Schlesinger and Andy Chase's studio in Chelsea) on Thursday, October 21st.

We're going to be having [8] bands recording 2-3 stripped-down songs (which will be recorded by our Grammy Award-Winning engineer Geoff Sanoff, and then featured in a special Insound.com mixtape a week later). Confirmed acts:

11AM - Fake Problems
12PM - Dom
1PM - Bear Hands
2PM - Surfer Blood
3PM - Ma.Mentor
4PM - Woven Bones
5PM - Class Actress
6PM - Jukebox the Ghost

Additionally, [we'll have a lounge where artists and industry folks will be invited to enjoy drinks from our liquor sponsor Maker's Mark, and check out free goodies from Fred Perry]

Stay tuned for the Insound mixtape/MP3s from this session. In the meantime, check out more pictures from the event, below...

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Fake Problems

Fake Problems

Fake Problems

Dom

Dom

Dom

Dom

Dom

Dom

Dom

Dom

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Mamentor

Mamentor

Mamentor

Mamentor

Mamentor

Mamentor

Mamentor

Woven Bones

Woven Bones

Woven Bones

Woven Bones

Woven Bones

Woven Bones

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Comments (14)

Looks like BV is part of the glitterati.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 5:53 PM

When I saw Bear Hands that night, dude had almost no voice. That should sound pretty sweet "stripped down."

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 6:07 PM

Class Actress is the worst thing to happen to Brooklyn since... wait... no I can't think of anything. She is actually the worst thing that has ever happened to Brooklyn. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 6:28 PM

even worse than anonymous brooklynvegan commenters? hard to believe.

Posted by myself included | October 25, 2010 6:35 PM

whatever happened to surfer blood's old bassist?

Posted by diana | October 25, 2010 6:40 PM

he's the band's namesake. wasn't pretty

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 6:44 PM

whatever happened to being able to tune your instruments before you get a record deal?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 8:51 PM

Ah yes, their old bassist Surfer J. Blood.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 9:05 PM

More people should get into Fake Problems.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 9:11 PM

Surfer Blood sounded amazing at stratosphere! more more more

Posted by mikeg | October 25, 2010 10:12 PM

BURNING BUSH SUPPER CLUB

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 10:37 PM

everybody knows that crime pays... and everybody loves it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 11:04 PM

fake problems are great, and some of the nicest guys out there. listen to them.

also, this was kind of cool but you could barely see/hear any of the bands from the party upstairs. wish there was a better way to watch the bands. it looks like some people had access to the studio part, but i don't think i did.

either way, the free food/beer/whiskey was fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2010 1:14 AM

will someone get the chubster from surfer blood on a diet please.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2010 9:01 AM

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