Neon Gold Presents
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is 21 and over
"Buzz-band is a term that has been fluttering around the Internet for quite some time now. It's meaning is pretty straightforward: it is an underground indie band, formerly unknown, that comes out with a single worthy of Internet hype. That is why I disagree with labeling the recent indie Internet phenom, The Neighbourhood, as buzzworthy; they are clearly destined for so much more.
The band is also exceptionally mysterious. It's a quintet based out of LA, with Rutherford as the frontman. However, I couldn't tell you who plays what instrument. Their website doesn't even have any biographical information. The shroud of mystery surrounding them is part of the reason people like them so much, they're not out there for fame and glory—yet—they're just producing great tracks, (and all of these tracks are available FREE online…just keep reading). Their mysteriousness also perfectly parallels with the way they blend the genres of rock, R&B, and folk in a way only an indie band can.
Their 5-track EP is available for free download on their website. All the tracks are well worth listening to again and again." --Candor News
Despite only splitting up a matter of months ago, Viva Brother have returned and relaunched themselves as new act Lovelife.
The band have posted three new tracks online, all of which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
The tracks, which are titled 'Brave Face', 'She Makes It Look So Easy' and 'Love Rush', are a far-cry from their former guise as a rock band heavily inspired by 1990s Britpop, with that sound replaced with a slow, synth-led pop sound, more akin to the likes of Hurts and Yazoo.
Erin Rioux (pronounced ree-yoo) is an American electronic/psychedelic producer, performer, and curator. His work under his last name merges avant-garde with pop, and technology with organic instrumentation in a rhythmic and cerebral sonic environment.
A self-taught multi-instrumentalist and NYU-educated producer, Rioux casts a wide net of influences that include everyone from Krautrock Pioneers Neu and Cluster to pop perfectionists like Brian Eno and David Byrne, weaving organic instrumentals with tailored beats. A working-class Detroit area native, Rioux spent four months living in Berlin during 2011, where he wrote his 2012 record Come On All You Ghosts. The record was finished at his home in Brooklyn, making it the 5th studio release for the young, prolific producer.
In June of 2012 Rioux premiered the EP’s debut single “Find the Reason” (feat. Thurmon Green) on Prefix Mag, a shining example of the record’s eclectic dance tracks, pop hooks and smatterings of psychedelia. Months later, the song received a preliminary Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Single. Come on All You Ghosts stands to fulfill Rioux’s intention of creating music to simply make the listener feel good, employing vocal and lyrical contributions from a diversity of collaborators.
In July Rioux released his mixtape, Water Signs and in September he created an audiovisual web-installation titled “I’ll Give You A Hint (You’re Already There)”. The multimedia piece, made as a gift by request to his fans, harkens back to Rioux’s audiovisual album, Everything You Need Is Right Here (2011) and points towards his ever-present theme of self-realization. In our modern age of smartphones and social media, Rioux’s ambivalence to the material world comes as a breath of fresh air.
Rioux made his foray into live events with the debut of his series, CONNECT: Explorations In Electronic Psychedelia at Le Poisson Rouge during CMJ Festival in October. The monthly party serves to unite the performance-oriented electroniccommunity with which Rioux so closely identifies. In the following interview with the press, Erin describes his approach to live performance:
Derek: “How would you describe your band’s live show?”
Erin: “I am not exactly in what you would call a band. I perform with a rotating cast of guest performers. This includes Aaron Julian Raposo on drums, CRUX on vocals, Stephon Alexander on sax, etcetera. Aaron is always there. Not me Erin, I mean Aaron with an ‘a’ Aaron. He’s an excellent drummer and brings a great deal of energy.
Derek “And what is it that you do during your shows?”
Erin: “I sing and I play instruments such as the electronic drum pad, guitar, kalimba… I also move quite a bit and get very excited.”
Derek: “And what is the response like?”
Erin: “Well, I have been called a couple of things by the press that I really quite like. One is ‘soulful Brooklyn weirdo’ and the other is “a musical R2-D2 of sorts”. I’m not really sure what the latter means but aesthetically I like R2-D2. He is pragmatic. Is it a he? or she?”
Derek: “(laughs) I’m not sure.”
On November 27th, Rioux released Come On All You Ghosts (Remixed), a complete reinterpretation of the original record by the likes Phédre, AIMES, Beta Frontiers, and more. Rioux is completing two forthcoming albums for 2013, one of which is in collaboration with Trinidadian-American jazz musician and Dartmouth astrophysicist Stephon Alexander.
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