Entries tagged with: Clogs
Wes describes it nicely, "The Clogs, a side project of The National were mellow and dreamy with viola/violin/mandolin player Padma Newsome (wasn't that Natalie Portman's character in Star Wars?) taking up most of the spot light with spectacular and intense command of his instruments. I sat down on Tonic's concrete floor and was taken away for most of the show. The standard instrumentation was bassoon, drums/steel drum, guitar and violin/viola. Recommended for those who enjoy sophisticated, calm instrumental music."
"Then there's the instore at Sound Fix in Williamsburg. I had not decided what to expect so I was extremely pleasantly surprised to find the room full of people from far and away. While not as prepared as I should have been, it was so freeing to be doing some new songs again. And some of the stuff I did doesn't even feel that new anymore, as they are tunes I wrote last year. I couldn't have asked for a better audience to nervously preview new material in front of. The heat was crazy in there, and yet the audience were totally chilled out and cool during the whole set. Thanks a lot." [Sondre Lerche]
"The day started at Sound Fix on Brooklyn’s legendary Bedford Avenue. Shortly after noon, the crowd descended upon the café in back of the shop. As Matt and Bonnie unrolled their guitar leads, customers drank coffee, tea and things of a stronger nature (like liquid cocaine). This show, needless to say, was a roaring success." [Drag City Newsletter]
"The Oakland band Rogue Wave played an in-store performance at Brooklyn's Sound Fix a few weeks ago. It was scheduled for 12:30 pm on a Saturday, which is insanely early for a music event or anything involving travel from one part of Brooklyn to any other. We gathered at the record store clutching giant cups of coffee and stared blearily at the band, who stared blearily back." [Glorious Noise]
CLOGS @ SOUND FIX | NOV 05, 2005
photo via The Secret Life of Antlered Girls
Upcoming free In-store performancess:
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2pm: PHOSPHORESCENT, MINUS STORY, WILL SHEFF of OKKERVIL RIVER
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 7:30pm: JASON MOLINA
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 4pm: THE LOVETONES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 4pm: RIS PAUL RIC
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 7pm: IDA with MICHAEL HURLEY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 4pm: THE MENDOZA LINE (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)
"Muted brass moans and trades fanfare, static crashes, the guitars ring, and slowly it begins to come together. The structure is modest at first, but as sweat pours in, the project's scope reveals itself. Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light is colossal. The payload of six years' determination, the debut album from Bell Orchestre (French pronunciation: 'or-kest') gives orchestral post-rock the update it has desperately needed since Godspeed You Black Emperor! reached the genre's creative apex with their classic Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven five years ago." [Pitchfork]
Bell Orchestre played Tonic in NYC Monday night (November 7, 2005).
I don't think you can talk about Bell Orchestre without mentioning that they share two members with The Arcade Fire. I think it's worth comparing the two groups musically too. Add keyboards, vocals, helmets, crazy hooks, and some violence to Bell Orchestre, and you should end up pretty close to The Arcade Fire's slow songs. It helps that the very dynamic Richard Parry is one of the shared members. Maybe I haven't listened close enough yet, but the Belle Orchestre album seems like background music. Live they made me want to dance.
Art Brut, Okkervil River, Charles Bissel, The Hold Steady, Thunderbirds are Now, Clogs, Bell Orchestre, DFA 1979, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper, New Buffalo, Test Icicles, Xiu Xiu, Broadcast, Ris Paul Ric, The Sharp Things, Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Brazilian Girls, Beans, Bauhaus, and Alan Astor are just some of the artists playing shows in NYC this week.
Clogs ("the instrumental project of Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Padma Newsome (violin) from The National") are touring with Bell Orchestre (the instrumental side project of members of The Arcade Fire). To clarify, Clogs are playing SoundFix records tomorrow (the 5th) and Tonic on the 7th.
DOWNLOAD CLOGS (MP3)
"Ostinato" and "Five:Four" medley (2 songs mixed)