Entries tagged with: Chandeliers
by Andrew Sacher
Boston's Kal Marks (originally the solo project of Carl Shane and now a trio) are set to release their first full length album as this lineup, and first recorded in a real studio, Life Is Murder, on September 17 via Exploding In Sound/Sophomore Lounge/Midnight Werewolf. They come from a scene of other young raging rock bands (like Pile and Speedy Ortiz), and like those bands, Kal Marks get loud. But they're also part of a long lineage of indie rock bands with weird-voiced singers that spans from bands like Modest Mouse or Wolf Parade to more recent things like Alt-J. Ever wondered what Titus Andronicus might have sounded like if Patrick Stickles was more into Isaac Brock and less into Conor Oberst? Kal Marks could be your answer.
Though we'll have to wait until September for the whole album, the band did just release its title track, which features guest vocals from Jonah Furman, frontman of likeminded band Krill, whose new album, Lucky Leaves, will probably be falling into the hands (or has already) of some of the same people who dig Life Is Murder. Check that song out, along with the album artwork, below.
Kal Marks will be going on a short Northeast tour with Chandeliers in the beginning of August. That tour includes NYC-area dates happening in New Brunswick on August 2 at Cooler Ranch with New Brunswick's Evil Weevil-signed post-punks Ex Wife and Wild Rice, and in Brooklyn on August 4 at Shea Stadium with Ovlov and Mr. Dream. Show flyer for the Shea show below.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream, album art and flyer, below...
Sinkane w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer drummer Sinkane will be holding a residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) every Monday in August with different special guests each night. The residency kicks off this Monday (8/6) with Rakete (Akwetey of Dragons of Zynth) and DJ Ryan Rasheed. It continues on 8/13 with St. Claire and Cooper Format, 8/20 with Superhuman Happiness and Mrs. Adam Schatz, and 8/27 with Miho Hatori's (of Cibo Matto) other band New Optimism and Chandeliers. The flier for the residency is below.
In related news, tickets for Yeasayer's intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/15) with Daedelus go on sale today (8/3) at noon. Tickets will probably sell out but if you miss out on picking yours up, the show will stream live at the Bowery Presents YouTube channel.
You also may remember that Yeasayer launched a scavenger hunt of YouTube streams of every song on their new album, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), this week. All of those videos have since surfaced and will continue to be available until 8 PM EST today (8/3) so watch them while you can. All videos, a list of all upcoming Sinkane dates and the flier for his residency are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Sinkane, who you may know as current Yeasayer multi-instrumentalist/former touring drummer for Of Montreal and Caribou, Ahmed Gallab, is set to release his third LP, Mars, which is due out sometime this year. He's got a few songs on soundcloud, including the newish cut "Jeeper Creeper," which pretty much recall a similar brand of psych pop to those aforementioned groups that he's played with. You can stream "Jeeper Creeper" along with a few tracks from his two previous albums below. The new album will feature contributions from Twin Shadow's George Lewis and Yeasayer's Ira Wolf.
Ahmed Gallab will make his live debut under the Sinkane moniker in Brooklyn on March 11 at Cameo with Chandeliers and Wishes (Akwetey from Dragons of Zynth). He's also got another Brooklyn show scheduled to happen at Glasslands on June 7. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
Sinkane is also one of the many artists on the just-announced Crossing Brooklyn Ferry lineup, which was curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and goes down from May 3 - 5 at BAM. Sinkane play on May 4, the day that St. Vincent headlines and Ava Luna also play.
Gallab was a touring member of Eleanor Friedberger's live band in the past. He will not be playing with her on her upcoming tour with Hospitality which hits The Bell House on April 18. Tickets for that show are still on sale.
All dates and streams below...
"For 4 years now Wham City has been organizing the WHARTSCAPE. What started as a summer warehouse party turned into a much bigger, multi-day outdoor festival with thousands of bands, performers, and folks traveling to Baltimore from all across the US and Europe.More info and full, 140 band lineup below...
Since, we organize this festival out of pocket and in our spare time, it is important for us to keep it comfortable and enjoyable for us to do. One thing we talked about at the end of last year's festival was shrinking it down slightly and having it feel more community based and familiar.
This year isn't focused around headliners, but mainly performers and friends that make up the community we tour, work and live in.
We are also greatly reducing the number of MEGA-PASSES (the 3 day pass ticket that grants you entry to every show and every day).
ONLY 300 Mega-Passes will be sold; this is the only guarantee that you can see all the shows.
Tickets will be sold to the individual shows, but it is strongly suggested that you buy a Mega-Pass, as it saves you money and assures you take in the entire poo-poo.
Whartscape will take place July 10-11-12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art Studio Center Parking Lot, and Load of Fun.
We will begin selling tickets at 12 Noon, Monday, June 29th.