LAZERPOP (Northside Party!):
Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy (DJ Set), Hooray For Earth (DJ Set)
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30PM / Show 11:30PM
This event is 21 and over
Pictureplane’s “Thee Physical” will be released July 19th on Lovepump United. Since the release of Dark Rift in the summer of 2009, Travis Egedy has been spreading his scuzzy, deeply sexualbrand of 90s house & trance to become one of the most prominent figures in American DIY culture.
Two years in the making, Thee Physical is a giant step forward for Pictureplane and is sure to be one of the most exciting releases of 2011.
Based in Denver, CO, Egedy resides in the notorious rave-punk-house Rhinoceropolis. Thanks in large part to Pictureplane’s legendary shows at Rhino, his raging club night, “Real is a Feeling”, and his constant stream of mixtapes and remixes, Denver’s vibrant DIY scene has started to morph into a national movement.
Egedy’s growing influence can be felt in ways that are both trivial and significant: Pictureplane’s punk rock-like approach to the production and dissemination of his work is democratizing electronic music the same way the Ramones, Minor Threat, and Black Flag liberated rock music in the 70s and 80s.
Produced and recorded by Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of HEALTH, Thee Physical is a celebration of human touch in a digital world. The album is also unquestionably Pictureplane’s best and most assured record to date: his vocals are confident and unnervingly sexy, the instrumentation is at once both purely electronic and surprisingly human. Pictureplane has managed to make electronic music deeply emotive—a synthesis of the human and the machine both in lyrics and sound. Summer 2011 belongs to Pictureplane.
Teengirl Fantasy (DJ Set)
While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi clicked over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make "some kind of dance music that wasn't just emulating what we were hearing". The duo's music often forms out of melodies, samples or concepts that through jamming and improvisation organically materialize into full-fledged compositions. However, for "7AM", their debut LP, they have also sharpened their focus and concentrated on structures, creating a set of 9 entirely new tracks that, while undoubtedly sounding cleaner and more polished, have more importantly lost none of the band's intrigue and penchant for free-flowing experimentation. Rather than relying on triggering loops, or sequencing on a computer the music is performed and composed, resulting in a form of discourse between the band and their instruments. The result is an a-typical one for electronic dance music- textures and tones that move along with a firm rhythm but still retain an distinctly human and emotional core.
From the dramatic break that splits "Forever the Feeling" down the middle, to the soulful heart-break of "Dancing in Slow Motion", featuring the vocal talents of Shannon Funchess, of Light Asylum, to the gloriously euphoric gospel-tinged trance of "Cheaters", it is clear that "7AM" is a major leap forwards from anything they've done before. The title, in the bands words "is meant to evoke the sort of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep state that one experiences after staying up all night partying". Somewhere between bliss, exhaustion, melancholy, start of a new day, end of a night". And indeed, "7 AM" is simultaneously haunting, off-kilter, moving and addictive.
September 14, Teengirl Fantasy released their debut full-length "7AM". The album is available on LP+Digital via True Panther Sounds (and Merok in the UK+Europe)
Hooray For Earth (DJ Set)
Hooray for Earth is a New York City-based rock band built around the home-recordings of singer and multi-instrumentalist Noel Heroux. The group first emerged publicly as Hooray for Earth in late 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The band have toured the United States extensively, including support slots for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, A Place to Bury Strangers and Architecture in Helsinki.
In July and August of 2010, Heroux spent six weeks writing and recording material for Hooray for Earth's first full-length LP, True Loves. Heroux performed, engineered and produced the album, with Ciampini, Principe and Benacquista entering the studio periodically with instrumental contributions. Several of the album's songs feature vocal contributions by New York City noise-pop group and frequent collaborators Zambri. The album was mixed by Chris Coady. True Loves was released by Dovecote Records on June 7, 2011.
London based record label Memphis Industries will release True Loves in Europe in February 2012.
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