HITS, Basement Batman
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM (event ends at 11:30 pm)
This event is 21 and over
Hailing from the always fertile Athens, GA scene, Twin Tigers are ready to unleash their dynamic sound unto the universe. Along with other elements of the past five decades of rock music, Twin Tigers blend noise textures with pop structure and shoegaze overtones shaping a sound that's all new.
Formed by co-workers at the Michael Stipe-owned Grit restaurant, guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris began Twin Tigers as their previous bands dissolved. In February 2008,Curious Faces / Violet Future EP was released to great reviews. The band quickly started building a solid fan base throughout the southeast and played shows with Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, Snowden and A Place to Bury Strangers.
After a slew of revolving guitarists and drummers the band debuted its current lineup with guitarist Forrest Hall, opening for Les Savy Fav at the Earl in Atlanta only a few weeks before their first trip to SXSW 2009. Upon returning from SXSW, the band began recording an album with Joel Hatstat in Athens, GA.
Following the wrap up of their full length, the band was chosen for a nation wide tour with Minus the Bear and the Antlers in the fall of 2009, toured with the Hold Steady in the spring of 2010 and is hitting the road all summer with Interpol. Twin Tigers' debut album Gray Waves is out now via Brooklyn based Old Flame Records.
New York, NY, May 7th, 2012 - HITS (formerly Jump Into The Gospel) is a New York City band to the core - both gritty and sleek, confident yet volatile, and a touch of vulnerability that's never quite healed from past heartbreak. With undeniably catchy melodies, anthemic choruses, and playful lyrical wit, singer/guitarist Louis Epstein, guitarist Ben Vescovi, keyboardist Erik Tonnesen (live member of Holy Ghost), bassist Lakis Pavlou, and drummer Chris Stein (former member of the Drums) have positioned themselves to be not only a staple in the NYC club scene but also a top band to watch this year.
Sharing the stage with artists such as Band of Skulls, Cloud Nothings, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Bleeding Knees Club, & Fort Lean and releasing an EP featuring the dance-pop track "Humvee Mansion", the band wrapped their 2011 by hitting the studio to record their follow-up EP. Set for release June 26th, the self-titled EP culminates HITS' major changes, commitments, and five months of studio-time into what has become their tightest material to date. The songs form a throwback 80s electro-synth sound with a contemporary feel only the year 2012 could allow. The new EP, produced and mixed themselves, swings from high energy dance songs like "Veins" and "St. John" to the thoughtful musings on isolation in "Twin Peaks" (music video in the works) and the skewed vision of love in "Madness."
We were all friends as young boys. Getting into trouble, trying to be Air Jordan on the court and the Fresh Prince in class. They would listen to Pac and Biggie and I would listen to The Beatles and my dad’s disco tapes. It’s pretty much the same now. We all live together and made these songs in our apartment in Bushwick out of a crappy bass amp, an effects pedal and a Johnson electric guitar. We’re not exactly sure what were doing, but we really mean it. Basement Batman was the first name we ever came up with and we like it.
Mon, June 17
Tue, June 18
Thu, June 20
Fri, June 21
Fri, June 21
Sat, June 22
Sat, June 22
Sun, June 23
Mon, June 24
Tue, June 25