Dog Bite, OFFICERBLUE
Clinical Trials, Rumors
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is 21 and over
"Dog Bite is the brainchild of Atlanta's 22 year old Phil Jones, a project of sun-baked anthems caught the ears of London's Young Turks Records (The XX, Wavves, Gang Gang Dance, Holy Fuck). For the past two years Dog Bite has been releasing a steady stream of creepy psychedelic/folk pop songs, gaining praise from taste-maker media outlets like Pitckfork and Fader.
Now, Jones has enlisted some of Atlanta's finest to transform Dog Bite into a real rock n' roll force: Will Fussell of Mood Rings, Stephen Lusce of Red Sea, Woody Shortridge of Balkans, and Cameron Gardner of Washed Out. Finally, Dog Bite will be a fully realized live sound.
Dog Bite combines all your hopes and dreams, fuses them with grapes and butterflies, and then lays them out on a tray with sliced oranges.
Formed in the summer of 2010, Brooklyn-based band OFFICERBLUE is Caitlin Frame (lead vox/rhythm guitar), Will Levith (lead guitar/backing vox), Darko Jelisic (bass), and Dan Drohan (drums/percussion).
An eclectic mix of pop, indie, rock, country, and dance, the band is fresh off the release of its self-titled debut EP (download it for FREE here: www.officerbluemusic.com), produced by Matt Boynton at Vacation Island Recordings (Kurt Vile, MGMT, Beirut).
OFFICERBLUE is currently mixing its follow-up EP.
Puppies, ice cream, blast beats, science
Clinical Trials' latest effort, "Bleed Me" is a dark detour into the fringe regions of rock music. Challenging and balls-out, these new creations have been birthed bloody and wailing, fueled by punk, tinged with sexuality, yet still dangerously charming. From the first explosion of brass coupled with pummeling tom-heavy beats on "Whip It," to the deceptively poppy "American Girl," where dark synth textures bear counterweight to a danceable soca beat, "Bleed Me" is the most menacing type of thrill ride.
Bass-heavy, slow-driving verses give way to a wall of grunge guitars ("Sweet Machine"); hauntingly simple, nursery rhyme-like melodies dissipate into echoes of static and dying feedback ("White Fence"); nihilstic punk shouts soar over surf rock drums ("Animal"). The album oozes an intoxicating dysphoria. It breeds in a world of angst. It might leave you with a sense of nostalgic depression, or a reckless desire for self-destruction - perhaps even a chaotic urge to go out and smash little bunnies.
The EP was produced and mixed by the founding member of Clinical Trials, Somer Bingham, who also performs a wide range of duties in the live setting; playing bass & guitar simultaneously, triggering samples, and, of course, alternating between a disaffected sultriness and desperate, screaming vocals. She is now joined by bandmate Caryn Havlik, whose unstoppable energy & forcefulness in the kit-crushing department are a winning match for Bingham's live intensity.
Created in March of 2012, New York natives and childhood friends John Paul Frank and Matty Gaffney began to work on Rumors. Their blend of ethereal pop reminds us of Tears for Fears, mixed with a touch Echo and the Bunnymen, and a dash of Robert Smith.
With the help of friends Matthew Iwanusa (Caveman), James Pollis (SpaceCamp), Ahmed Gallab and Jason Tramell (Sinkane) they created Rumors debut album "Xoxo". Produced by Albert DiFiore (David Byrne and Prince Paul, Francis and the Lights, Sinkane) at The Rumpus Room in Brooklyn, NY.
To stay current on Rumors you can visit them at Facebook.com/Rumorsbandny
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