Stereogum and Cameo Gallery's Northside showcase
Guards, Physical Therapy, Caged Animals, Blonds, Phonetag
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 6:30 PM (event ends at 11:45 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Twin Sister create the kind of hypnotic pop you've been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. Formed on Long Island in 2008, the band wrote and recorded extensively for two years before their second EP, Color Your Life, began garnering widespread critical acclaim, earning the band writeups in the New York Times, Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, and hundreds more.
Signed to Domino Records in late 2010, the band spent that winter writing and recording in an isolated and snow covered beach house in northern Long Island, took the songs to a Philadelphia recording studio, and emerged with their most polished and wide-ranging release yet, 2011's debut LP, In Heaven, another critical favorite. Throughout all this activity, Twin Sister have toured relentlessly, opening for Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Wild Beasts, Bear in Heaven, and Real Estate, not to mention numerous headlining shows around the country and in Europe.
Guards was formed in New York City when Richie James Follin returned from a European tour to a recording studio with nothing in it but a broken electric 12-string guitar and an omnichord. He wrote and recorded a few songs for his little sister to sing on, but ended up singing on the songs himself. He enlisted the help of his friends (Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Shane Humphrey of Willowz) and family (Madeline Follin of Cults) to guest on some songs and they spread the word without his knowledge via twitter and the internet. Then, he decided to give the songs away for free.
Richie James Follin is 27 and he is originally from southern California. He started the Willowz (lead singer and guitarist) when he was 19 in 2002 and has released 4 records with them as well as a solo record and multiple other projects. He also plays guitar in Cults.
"Vin Cacchione's songs sound thick, like a muggy summer afternoon haze. This is a new track he just dropped from his base in Brooklyn… heavy doses of shoegaze and dreamwave while keeping its active pop ingredients.
Pick up the ltd white vinyl with this track and the B-side 'Transparent Castle', available from UK label Lucky Number Music." -yvynyl
Blonds is fronted by female vocalist Cari Rae, who's accompanied by her musical brain and beau, Jordy Asher. Their music is but a day dream in a dreary-painted world.
Stereogum: Band To Watch "Rousing and expansive in sound, wistful and sanguine in lyric..." - Amrit Singh
Brooklyn's Phone Tag marry hazy pop hooks with dancey, dubby beats.
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