Posted in music | tour dates | venues on July 3, 2014

Gramercy Arms

The Guardian reports that Rough Trade will open a new shop in Nottingham, the "independent music chain will establish its fourth store, following last autumn's opening in New York."

As you know, the NYC shop, located in Williamsburg, is both a record store and music venue. Upcoming shows at the NYC venue include new Frenchkiss-signed Cold War Kids side project French Style Furs (who also play Mercury Lounge), the 5-year anniversary of 'Let's Play House' (free entry and beer with RSVP), Sub Pop-signed Seattle psych band Rose Windows, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip (who relocated from Joe's Pub), a free Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens show (with Daptone DJs), and a free-with-purchase Gramercy Arms show.

Gramercy Arms, who we first mentioned in 2008 (the same year they last released anything and when we caught them at Bowery Ballroom with Nada Surf and Delta Spirit), "is a revolving New York based collective of musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March. The group is releasing its second full-length record, The Seasons of Love, on Reveal Records on July 21st."

The Rough Trade show is their record release show and will feature: Kevin March (drums), Sean Eden (guitar), Rainy Orteca (bass), Carl Baggaley (keyboards), Claudia Chopek (violin), and Kendall Meade and Renee LoBue guesting on backing vocals. They have no other scheduled dates at the moment. You can watch their new video for "Always in Love", below...

Gramercy Arms - Always In Love



Comments (5)

when that song started I was sure I'd hate it but it's really pretty catchy.

Posted by steve | July 3, 2014 11:16 AM

This is awesome and I like the style they have put on the video. Amazing!

Posted by Banners Broker | July 6, 2014 8:41 PM

sorta of remind me of the Housemartins

Posted by david | July 6, 2014 9:38 PM

Amazing show at Rough Trade. Along with Dave Derby, Lloyd Cole sang with Renee LoBue and Kendall Meade. Sean Eden and Doug Gillard on guitar.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 5:05 PM

This song is incredible! Do you guys tour? What would it take to get you to do a gig near Tulsa, Oklahoma?

Posted by Violet | November 4, 2014 6:02 AM

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