Shy Hunters, Companion (Album Release party!), Aaron Roche
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is 21 and over
“You’re Still Champ” EP is made up of instrumental elements from The Building's forthcoming album “The Swooshy Businessman”. In the context of the songs that they are from, these elements might get buried or brushed over. But when presented on their own, they become romanticized versions of themselves; sounding more grand and important than they actually are. There is also the possibility for them to sound superfluous and not worth being presented outside the context of their song. This idea of perception of memory is also central to the songs of “The Swooshy Businessman”.
"Take a rolling, ‘80s-style drum line, Patti Smith's preamble to her cover of 'Hey Joe,' Twin Peaks' swooning guitar, and overlay it all with soaring female vocals—and you've got a rough sketch of 'Time Bomb,' the latest single from Brooklyn-based duo Shy Hunters... With such diverse echoes as Smith and Lynch, it comes as no surprise that the song's structure takes an equally creative approach, bounding between ethereal and intense. Guitars and varied rhythms create a patchwork feel and build a restless energy; 'Time Bomb' is at once organic and disjointed. But singer Indigo Street's voice carries—even as collapse seems imminent and the balance fragile, her vocals hold the track together... barely. The song itself is a time bomb." - Interview Magazine
Companion (Album Release party!)
Companion, a new project from Pepi Ginsberg (Red, East Is East), is defined by lush vocal arrangements and strong rhythmic hooks. A clear departure from Ginsberg's earlier work, Companion delivers artful pop with a twist.
The process of developing this new sound began around Ginsberg's thorough home recordings of her songs, along with vocal harmonies she created with bandmates Anna Thorngate and Amy Carrigan-both of whom she enlisted from the ranks of the Brooklyn Ladies Choir, an all-women singing group she'd formed in the winter of 2010. To flesh out these vocal-centric versions of the songs, she picked up her own guitar and turned to her longtime bass player, Tim Lappin, plus new guitarist Kirk Schoenherr and drummerJustin Veloso. In the studio, the band started to create a sound that incorporated elements both organic and electronic, often incorporating Ginsberg's homemade beats: "I needed to learn how to write harder parts on my guitar and sing more challenging melodies, and I was listening to a lot of HOT 97," she says. "I wanted to build beats and have electronic aspectsto the music, so I had to figure out how to write them, and blend those ideas with the organic nature of the songs."
The production on the band's eponymous debut is big and airy. With help from people like Jake Aron (Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, Jamie Lidell) and Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog), the album is powerful, rich and compelling. It marks an auspicious and mature beginning for a young band.
Aaron Roche is from Brooklyn. His beautiful, intricate folk rock—driven by interweaving guitars and poignant vocal harmonies—makes minds meander mutually midst metropolises and meadows.
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