Entries tagged with: Census
by Bill Pearis
Bleeding Rainbow at Fred Perry Artist Lounge, CMJ 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
Bleeding Rainbow's new album, Yeah Right, is out next week. If you liked their single "Wasting Time" you'll probably really dig the new album which is full of hooky, noise-and-harmony filled guitar pop. Pitchfork is streaming the album in full despite giving the album a middling review. (The band and P4k writer Steve Hyden got in a bit of a Twitter spat over it.) Personally, I like it a lot.
The band are going on a short run of dates next month in support of the new album, including two shows in NYC: February 11 at Cake Shop (openers TBA) and February 12 at Glasslands with Habibi, Census and Spires. No advance tickets for Cake Shop but Glasslands tickets are on sale now.
All Bleeding Rainbow tour dates below...
James and Andy Ralph make music collectively as Writer and the Brooklyn-based sibs self-released Brotherface back in October 2012 and it's loaded with dense, gritty, anthemic songs. You can stream the album below. Also below, we've got the premiere of Writer's new video for "Cash for Gold" which features no cash, very little gold but a plethora of psychedelic imagery.
Writer begin a January residency at Pianos tonight (1/8), where they've lined up Census and Crusin' USA to play as well. Advance tickets are available. Next Tuesday (1/15) they'll play with Spookfish, plus Shilpa Ray, Cannibal Animal Machine and Man Made Sun (tickets); and after skipping a Tuesday, they'll finish their residency on 1/29 with Travis Trevisan of Tape Deck Mountain, plus Man Made Sun again and Phantasm (tickets).
Residency flyer, video premiere, and album stream are below...
Census at 285 Kent (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The previously discussed Shiner show with Errortype:11, that was set to happen at Irving Plaza, has been moved to the Gramercy Theater (8/11). Tickets for the show are still available or you can roll the dice and try to win a pair, AND with a vinyl copy of the recently reissued Shiner LP The Egg! Details on how to enter are below.
The lineup for the Gramercy Theater show has since been expanded, and now includes Brooklyn's Census. Census wade in the waters spilled by shoegazey 4AD forefathers and the pre-shaven head Billy Corgan on recent demo tracks. The band, which shares a member but not an aesthetic with Cults, has spent a few nights supporting names like The Growlers and The Young in the recent past. Stream their demo below and download your copy at Bandcamp.
Contest details and that Census stream are below.
Growlers at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Growlers have a tour-only 7" single for their new song, "Uncle Sam's a Dick," which premiered today over at SPIN, where you can stream the track. The track is in advance of their upcoming album due out this October with production by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. The album's title and exact release date have not been revealed yet.
The band are on tour now and they'll come to NYC to play a release party for the new 7" on Friday (7/27) at Glasslands with Brooklyn's Census who also played a local show last month with Nude Beach (who plays 285 Kent with Milk Music tonight (7/23)). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
The Young / Census at 285 Kent 6/29/2012
Austin's The Young were in town last week for three NYC shows the last of which was at 285 Kent on Friday (6/29), where they were joined by Census, the punk-Americana of Nude Beach (who also played the night before at Tommy's), and country-inflected rock of Zach Cale & The Rain Band.
Having seen both The Young and Nude Beach before, the band that left the most impression was Census. Though the band features a member of Cults, Census has nothing to do with them sonically. 90s are clearly a hallmark for this NYC band, who lean heavier on shoe-gaze in their Smashing Pumpkins-style power pop. Excellent live show too, and though their output is extremely limited, you can download their EP at Bandcamp now and stream it below.
Perhaps the most important discovery of the evening... 285 Kent now has A/C! Despite the standing temperature/humidity outside, the space was a cool 74 degrees having just installed a major unit the size of a pair of refrigerators in the space. Its an infinite improvement for the space and a beyond pleasant surprise for such a notoriously hot space.
More pictures from Friday's show are below.
Nude Beach hit Glasslands tonight (6/6) supporting The Babies, but the show is far from their only local show scheduled in the area. In fact, Nude Beach has no less than nine other local shows scheduled in support of their stellar II LP which is getting a re-release via Other Music Recording Co. on August 14th.
After heading out for dates in DC, Richmond and Philly this weekend, Nude Beach will head back to NYC to play two Northside Festival showcases: The Other Music showcase at Union Pool on 6/14 with Ex-Cops, The Everymen a mystery headliner (see flyer below), and Public Assembly on 6/16 for the Academy Records Annex showcase with Golden Clouds, and Nymph. No advance tickets for either show... so buy at the door or use your trusty Northside badge.
But that Union Pool date isn't their only show at the venue, the band will also return to play August 16th with Golden Clouds & Swearin' as part of a record release show for the OM pressing. It's their last in a particularly fertile month of dates that will also see them play Tommy's Tavern on 6/28 with White Lung, Casanovas in Heat, California X; the previously discussed The Young show at 285 Kent on June 29 with Census, Zach Cale; July 23rd at 285 Kent with Milk Music (!); an Other Music In-Store on August 13th, a TBA show on August 6th with Ohio's Delay; and Death by Audio on August 29th with Naomi Punk. Whew! Getting tired just thinking about all that gear they'll have lug around.
And yes, you did read right. Both Milk Music and White Lung (who just recorded a new 7") are on their way back to NYC, with the former playing dates surrounding their Pitchfork appearance and the latter swinging through for a show at Tommy's Tavern. Limited info is available for dates on either, but the known MM tour dates are below.
A listing of all tour dates, the flyer for the Other Music Northside show, and a stream of a few songs from II are below.