Mainland, We Run, The Drowners
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is 21 and over
A cheap Kmart guitar with its guts ripped out, a two-piece drum kit and a keyboard with a mind of its own would all be alone if they weren't all thrown in the mess that PARLOVR got them in when they stumbled together in the wintry months of 2006. Reacting against the multi-instrumental, many-membered orchestral bands that crowded the local Montreal scene at the time, PARLOVR was started with the intention of blowing amps and streamlining pop melodies, bringing back the power-trio of the 90s with an off-the-wall twist.
PARLOVR's upcoming self-titled debut LP (Independent, 2008) was produced and recorded by Martin Horn at Digital Bird Studios over the course of six weeks and brings into focus each of the three members' unique personalities while not losing sight of their pell-mell live show. From the anthemic opener, "Pen to the Paper" to "Palace of Identical Things," Jackson's voice combines a sense of unabashed emotion and bold-faced cheekiness. Cooper bangs out responses with quivering anger and righteous yelping in songs like "Hiccup!" and "All the World is All that is the Case." MacCuish holds up the mayhem on songs like "On the Phone" and gives the percussion a voice of its own on sparser numbers like "Speech Bubble/Thought Cloud."
Mainland was formed in the summer of 2010 after a chance meeting at a rooftop party between songwriter Jordan Topf and Corey Mullee, who shared similar tastes in music. Zachary Walter a classmate of Mullee's joined on bass, shortly thereafter Dylan Longstreet joined on drums. In spring of 2011, the band hibernated into their studio "The Bunker" for future producer Nick Stumpf who would go on to record and mix the band's first EP, Summer Sick. Following the release the band made its way to California for a west coast tour. Mainland is currently recording their first album.
We Run is a dynamic three-piece based out of Brooklyn, New York. Trading out the traditional electric bass guitar for a massive synth bass accompanied by biting electric guitar and pulsing dance beats, We Run are setting the tone for a style of music they like to call post-indie music.
Influenced by bands such as The Clash, Black Sabbath, and The Doors, We Run indulges in a brand of rock & roll that is on the rise in the hotbed of Brooklyn, NY. Their sound, brings mind T-Rex stylized guitar riffs flirting with dubstep as heard on their new single, "Like."
With the release of their new self-titled EP, We Run is currently playing around the New York City area and promoting their new record.
The Drowners formed in 2011 when singer Matt Hitt moved to New York from Wales with a backlog of songs recorded through the in-built mic of his computer. Shortly thereafter, Jack Ridley, David Rubin and Erik Snyder joined in and made it loud.
Musically, they are influenced by Marr-esque guitar lines and post-punk drum patterns. Otherwise, they concern themselves with the troubles of Billy Fisher, the works of Gregory Corso and Richard Burton's love life. Their songs are born out of the frustration and spite experienced by the British New Wave of angry young men. The Drowners bash out short, economic pop songs.
Their first double A-side single for Long Hair/Unzip Your Harrington is released later this month
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