Entries tagged with: Port St Willow
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Bing & Ruth
Bing & Ruth, the Brooklyn ambient group led by David Moore, just reissued their 2010 debut City Lake last week on RVNG Intl, in the wake of the critical success of last year's Tomorrow was the Golden Age on the same label. To celebrate it, they played Le Poisson Rouge last night (11/17) to perform music off the album. It was a co-release show with Port St. Willow, who were playing off their new album Syncope (which David Moore contributed to). Good bill all around, with dream-folk singer Julie Byrne opening. Pictures continue below...
David Moore's Brooklyn ambient band Bing & Ruth got a lot of critical acclaim for last year's Tomorrow was the Golden Age on RVNG Intl (an album FACT called "penetrating, deeply emotional music that nevertheless remains appealingly indeterminate" and Resident Advisor called "one of the simplest and most beguiling albums of its kind since Stars Of The Lid's landmark run") and in the wake of its success, RVNG is reissuing their 2010 debut City Lake today. Exclaim gave the album a 7 and wrote:
For all its expansiveness, City Lake is a little underwhelming compared to last year's effort. This is not to say it is unrewarding, though -- these ten songs simply offer a different set of thrills. The doting piano keys are still here, as are the spectral female voices, but some of the instruments sound a touch out of tune, like the brooding clarinets on "And Then It Rained" and "In This Ruined House."Check out the brand-new video for City Lake track "Broad Channel" below.
To celebrate the reissue, Bing & Ruth will perform the album on Tuesday (11/17) at Le Poisson Rouge with Port St. Willow who will be performing their new album Syncope, and dream-folk singer Julie Byrne. Tickets are on sale now. After that show, Bing & Ruth head to Europe. All dates are listed below.
Port St. Willow's new album comes out Friday (11/20) via People Teeth, and it features sax by Darkside collaborator Will Epstein and "fuzz" by Antlers frontman Peter Silberman on "Ordinary Pleasure," and piano by Bing & Ruth's David Moore on the title track. Listen to "Ordinary Pleasure" and "Motion" below. They also play Trans-Pecos (11/18) the day after the LPR show with Eliot Krimsky, El Tryptophan, and Darkside's Dave Harrington. Tickets are on sale.
photo: the Antlers @ Green Man -- Aug 23, 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
This Labor Day weekend they get back on the road for a Northeast tour that includes shows with Death Cab For Cutie, and some more-intimate shows with Port St. Willow. Looking for something to do over Labor Day Weekend? Woodstock, NY is a great place to visit, and you can catch The Antlers at the now-Bowery-booked Bearsville Theater on Saturday (9/5). Tickets for that show are still on sale. All dates are listed below.
Death Cab meanwhile come to NYC on September 12th for their headlining show at MSG which Explosions in the Sky is opening. Their tour also included a NJ date with Passion Pit at the Camden venue Van Halen just played. Who caught that one? Twin Shadow opens for DCFC in North Carolina.
The Antlers played two Brooklyn shows with Spoon in June, and were recently remixed by Darkside's Dave Harrington. You can listen to that along with their tour dates below...
Stranger Cat is Cat Martino's electronic pop project with Sven Britt, and they recently released their debut album In The Wilderness on Joyful Noise. The album features her Sufjan Stevens collaboration "I Promise," as well as "Ecstatic Energy," which was just given the video treatment. That video premieres in this post, along with a stream of a new non-album song, the ballad-y "The Tracks." Check out both below.
In addition to Sufjan Stevens, the album also features collaborations with Christopher Powell (Man Man), Darby Cicci (The Antlers), Reggie Pace (Bon Iver) and more. (And in addition to playing in Sufjan's Age of Adz band, Cat has also played with Sharon Van Etten and The Shins.)
Stranger Cat will celebrate the new album with a release show in their hometown on Wednesday (5/20) at Rough Trade with Port St. Willow, Salt Cathedral, and "loads of special guests", and Geographer who has been added as headliner. Tickets are on sale.
They also have upcoming dates opening for Sebadoh. Those are listed, with the new song and video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Still blown away by the 1-2 punch of Port St. Willow and The Twilight Sad last night. Intense." - Jared Dionne
The Twilight Sad @ Baby's All Right, 2/24/2015
Scotland's The Twilight Sad came to Baby's All Right on Tuesday night (2/25) as part of their current North American tour with Port St. Willow. The Twilight Sad brought the energy, which came in no small part from lead vocalist James Graham who gesticulated emphatically over the cheering pack of fans crowding the front of the stage. Pictures, setlist and video of "I Became a Prostitute" from the show are in this post.
Port St. Willow, meanwhile, are rolling with some new members -- including a horn/keyboard player -- who really filled out Nicholas Principe's songs, and the band sounded huge at Baby's. Pictures of their set, plus more of The Twilight Sad, below...
Scotland's The Twilight Sad released their latest album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, last year, and they've now released its track "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want" as a single with the digital b-side, "The Airport." You can pick it up on iTunes now, and the video for the a-side premieres in this post. Watch below.
Full list of dates, tour flyer, and new video, below...
Guitarist Mark McGuire of the now-defunct ambient trio Emeralds is kicking off the new year with a one-off in NYC TONIGHT (1/7) at Baby's All Right and is promising to reveal new material at the show. Opening will be Port St. Willow, GABI, Rootless and Ancient Ocean. Tickets are on sale now.
Mark's most recent release is 2014's Noctilucence EP. Check out the self-directed video for the 16-minute title track below...
The Wilderness of Manitoba are playing Mercury Lounge on March 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 9. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Spirit Family Reunion are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Port St. Willow are playing Mercury Lounge on February 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Whigs are playing Mercury Lounge on March 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Superhumanoids are playing Mercury Lounge on April 2. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Foxygen, Johnny Marr, The Hives, The Postal Service and more are on sale today too.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Heliotropes / Mount Moriah @ Cake Shop - 10/18/12
On Thursday (10/18) during CMJ, we stopped by the NYCTaper day party at Cake Shop to catch sets by BV faves Heliotropes, Merge signees Mount Moriah, and Port St. Willow.Pictures of those sets are in this post.
If you missed Mount Moriah, they'll be on tour in November, including a NYC stop at Union Pool on 11/11 and advance tickets are on sale now. All dates, with the rest of the pictures, below...