Beecher's Fault, Forlorn Strangers
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
"BEECHER'S FAULT HAVE ONE FOOT IN PEARLY POP, WHILE INCLUDING SONIC SOMERSAULTS TO KEEP YOUR HEAD TWIRLING WHILE YOUR FEET ARE MOVING." -DELI MAGAZINE
"THE FUTURE OF POP" - LIC COURRIER
"BEECHER'S FAULT EXPRESSES A LAYERED SOUND THAT REACHES ALL TYPES OF MUSIC LOVERS." - THE VAULT
Beecher's Fault hails from beautiful Astoria, New York. The leaders of the band, Ken Lamken and Ben Taylor, met in New Jersey a few years back before they booked it to NYC to seek out the limelight after realizing their musical compatibility. Max Maples (drums) and Serge Ruccolo (Bass) now complete the quartet that has been said to have live performances that produce a "wall of sound" complemented by "raw, honest lyrics" and "pristine vocal harmonies".
As Anil Sharma from the Examiner puts it: "Their lyrics are visceral, their melodies catchy; in short, you will have their songs stuck in your head for quite a while." They have recently completed their third album that will be released in early 2015. The first single from the album, "Matchstick Kings", has already been garnering a lot of attention.
Forlorn Strangers is a quintet based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The band is a collective of five songwriters, each having their own distinct styles that blend into one unmistakable voice. Their sound delves into all reaches of American roots music, driven by foot-stomping percussion and soaring family harmonies.
The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Leigh Lusk (mandolin, percussion, upright bass, vocals); Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals); Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals); and Jesse Thompson (upright bass, dobro, guitar, vocals). Since 2013, Forlorn Strangers has released two EPs (While the Grass Grows and American Magic Tricks) and has toured continuously across the United States, playing for an ever-increasing group of appreciative fans. In 2015, Forlorn Strangers played over 180 shows in over one hundred cities and more than thirty states nationwide.
The band is gearing up to release their self-titled, debut full-length album. Forlorn Strangers was recorded at John Prine's Nashville studio The Butcher Shoppe, and produced by Grammy winner Phil Madeira. Their official release date is August 5, and they've already booked some notable festival slots including Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Homegrown Music Festival and Floyd Fest, with more dates being added every week. The summer and fall of 2016 will see the band touring extensively coast to coast in support of the new record and celebrating over a year and a half of life on the road.
General Admission || Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables. Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.