Entries tagged with: Magmana
photos by Ryan Muir, words by Andrew Sacher
Stranger Cat @ Glasslands in Brooklyn -- 11/2
Cat Martino, in addition to playing in Sharon Van Etten's band, was a member of Sufjan Stevens' Age of Adz-era touring band and released her own album that same year, which also featured Sufjan (whose Christmas music she has also contributed to). More recently, she's started another project, Stranger Cat, which introduces glitchy electronics to her art pop sound, not unlike the ones heard on Age of Adz. Her first single for the project, "I Promise," also features Sufjan, in addition to Man Man's Chris Powell, and it sounds a bit like another former Sufjan band member, St. Vincent. Check out that song and a preview video for another new song, "Stagger to the Sky", below.
This past weekend, Stranger Cat played a Wild Honey Pie-presented Brooklyn show at Glasslands on Saturday (11/2) with Lapland and Plume Giant. Pictures from Cat's set at that show are in this post.
She's got some more local shows coming up too, including a free one at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel on November 10 (home of Sleep No More) and another one at Glasslands on November 24 with Magmana and Glass Ghost. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
More pictures from her last Glasslands show, along with the stream and video, below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Angel Olsen @ Glasslands Monday
Angel Olsen's current slate of East Coast dates put her in NYC at Glasslands on Monday (11/12), two nights after she played Maxwell's. The Chicago-based vocalist/songwriter teamed with Magmana and Bird Call for the Brooklyn show which is pictured in this post. The NY Times was also there:
Angel Olsen sang 10 songs at the Glasslands Gallery on Monday night, strumming an electric guitar with her thumb, occasionally picking a simple pattern. She beamed forth with a voice that switched between lax -- quiet, neutral, relaxed -- and over the top -- semi-operatic, jumping notes in a warbling rip, in a few 50-year-old ways pointing toward English folk music and Patsy Cline....Olsen's short tour in support of Half Way Home soldiers on, eventually coming to a close with a headlining date in her hometown early next week. For the remainder of you East Coasters, catch her at the dates below.
DOWNLOAD: Angel Olsen - Tiniest Seed (MP3)
Angel Olsen at Glasslands, 4/4/2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Chicago's Angel Olsen recently released her latest album, Half Way Home, her second for Bathetic Records. You can download an MP3 of album-closer "Tiniest Seeds" above, or stream the whole album via Spotify.
Angel, who was last here in April, will return to the NYC area next month for two shows: Maxwell's on November 10 (tickets) and Glasslands on November 12 with Magmana and Bird Call (tickets). There are a few other dates on Angel's tour schedule which are listed below.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...