Entries tagged with: Cookies
by Andrew Sacher
One of Ava Luna's multiple vocalists, Felicia Douglass, also leads her own band called Gemma. It's a duo with Erik Gundel, who used to be in Motel Motel, and it's a little more in the indie-R&B pop realm than either of the members' other bands. Their debut album, As Ever, comes out this week (10/2) via Inflated Records (pre-order), but you can hear it before then. The full stream premieres below.
Gemma will celebrate the album with a release show on October 7 at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn with Railings, Cookies and special guests.
by Bill Pearis
Win Win's new album, Primaries, is out next week via Arts and Crafts. As mentioned, the band have left their dancepop beginnings for a more textured, organic sound that's much harder to define. There's still an emphasis on rhythm and melody, but this is much weirder, trippier and more interesting. Hear it for yourself: a stream of the whole album premieres below.
The band will celebrate Primaries with a release show at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on June 30. Cookies and DD Elle are also on the bill and tickets are on sale. Flyer for the show is below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Blow / Zambri
Brooklyn venue Glasslands has less than a month left before the corner of S. 2nd & Kent is no longer a hub for live music in Williamsburg (Death by Audio and 285 Kent have already said their farewells), and this past Friday (12/5) they hosted The Blow, Zambri and Cookies. The Blow changed it up a bit from the kind of shows for which they had become known. It used to be Khaela Maricich putting on a show that was as much a concert as it was performance art, and with funny/endearingly awkward banter between songs. But this one was different, with both Khaela and her bandmate Melissa Dyne hunched over keyboards playing a less confrontational set -- one that was maybe not suited for a chatty crowd like the one there. Reviews have been mixed. One person said, "The Blow stripped down sounding absolutely beautiful underneath these 200 people's conversations," while another said, "The Blow kinda #blew tn ;(". Were you there? What did you think?
This was Zambri's first show in a while which pulled mainly from 2012's House of Baasa. You can check out pictures from the whole night in this post. Other upcoming shows at Glasslands before they close include How to Dress Well, Peter Silberman & others, Widowspeak, Quilt & What Moon Things, Bass Drum of Death & Mitski, Trust, Waxahatchee, Jana Hunter and more.
More pictures from The Blow's show below...
Lo-Fang is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.
British pop singer Chloe Howl, who has gotten some internet love in places like Stereogum and Pitchfork, will release her debut Rumour EP on March 11 via Columbia and then come to the US for SXSW. On her way home, she'll stop in NYC for a show at The Box on March 19. Tickets are on sale now.
Riff Raff is playing Irving Plaza on April 21. Tickets for that show go on Citi Cardmember/Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at 10 AM.
Local H are playing Mercury Lounge on April 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.
The Felice Brothers are playing Mercury Lounge on May 8. That's about a month after their free (but "sold out") Rough Trade NYC show (4/9) with Langhorne Slim and The Districts, which was postponed from December. Tickets for the Merc show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.
Sacco, who toured with Cults and whose lineup includes ex-Guards members, will play Knitting Factory on March 11 with Luke Temple and Icewater, and Mercury Lounge on April 22. Tickets for the Knit show are on sale now, and the Merc show goes on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.
Wild Ones, the Portland dream pop band who recently signed to Topshelf, has been added to the Typhoon / Lady Lamb tour, including the Webster Hall (3/27) show (tickets), and they'll also headline their own NYC show on March 20 at Baby's All Right with My Body and Cookies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
"The first half of us made it to NYC. Waiting for the rest!!! Loving the weather ;-)" - KiT
There are plenty of bands that have tried to do the "traditional music remixed with electronica" thing and truthfully, many of them kind of suck. But KiT pulls it off extremely well, with a zero-cheese approach and an electronic sound that manages to be organic, raw and heavy all at once. The band's most recent single is "Jackhammer," featuring a bubbling beat with Dutch house synths, baile funk-influenced drum fills and dancehall vocals, and it could easily become the global bass hit of the summer. [MTV Iggy]KiT (aka Kuenta i Tambú) hail from Curaçao and the mix the traditional Caribbean music style Tambu with modern day electronic styles resulting in what they call "tambutronic." Their recent single "Jackhammer" does this in a super fun way, and like the review quoted above opines, does so "with a zero-cheese approach." Watch its video below.
KiT are in NYC this week to play globalFEST at Webster Hall on Sunday (1/12) with a ton of different performers from around the world (sold out), but you can catch part of the group much sooner than that. They'll DJ with live vocals in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right TONIGHT (1/9) with Cookies and Tropic of Pisces. Show starts at 9 and they go on around midnight.
UPDATE: Check out a picture from the Baby's All Right show!
by Bill Pearis
Nedelle Torrisi, who is one half of the Asthmatic Kitty-signed Cryptacize and has sung with Sufjan Stevens, Saturday Looks Good to Me and others, has a new musical project called Paradise and her first single under that name is out this week on Thin Wrist Recordings. Produced by Kenneth Gilmore (Ariel Pink), the record features vocal contributions from Ramona Gonzales and Julia Holter, as well some guitarwork from the ubiquitous Dev Hynes. It's lovely pop on the widescreen side of things and is refreshingly not awash in reverb. You can stream the A-side, "I Love Thousands Every Summer" (which has been floating around the internet for most of the year) below and you can check out the elaborate packaging for the 7" here.
Paradise plays two shows this week: Tuesday (11/13) at Glasslands with Field Mouse and WIM (tickets), and then Thursday (11/15) at Pianos with Andy Burrows, Catharsis and Cookies (tickets). While there is a five-piece band version of Paradise, these NYC shows will be just Nedelle and Ryan Keberle (of Catharsis) on piano.
Single stream is below.