Arthur Moon, Hite
Raia Was, Gracie And Rachel (DJ Set)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Arthur Moon is the moniker of composer/singer Lora-Faye Åshuvud, who WNYC calls "an artist bent on upending your expectations of what a pop song should sound like." Åshuvud writes her lyrics using cut up newspaper and magazine articles, and describes the process of composing the experimental pop arrangements as similarly collage-like. "On the best days," she said in an interview with LPR, "it feels like playing a rousing game of Exquisite Corpse--except only with myself." The Arthur Moon band also includes Martin D. Fowler (composer for This American Life and Limetown), Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean, Bilal), Nick Lerman, Aviva Jaye and Dave Palazola.
"experi-avant-pop you can dive deep into...the songs revel in a delicious discordancy." - Noisey
Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Hite (Julia Easterlin) purls a modern Southern Gothic lament on her debut album 'Light of a Strange Day'. Through the language of baroque pop and Appalachian folk music, Hite and producer Shahzad Ismaily (Lou Reed, Karla Kihlstedt, Marc Ribot, Sam Amidon, etc.) bring to light a collection of new work John Schaefer of NPR Music calls, "at once lovely and unsettling... a striking debut."
"Alluringly sensual…both intimate and majestic." - BlackBook
Raia Was is a vocalist and composer creating electronic music born of improvisation. She recently debuted 'Reprise' the first single from her upcoming album Body Double, completed in collaboration with producer Autre Ne Veut and establishing the haunting sense of color and space that places her in unique context amongst artists like Banks, Portishead and James Blake.
Gracie And Rachel (DJ Set)
Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. Their music pits anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. Their self-titled debut album was released this June and warmly embraced by NPR Music where they were named one of the top 5 Favorite New Artists of 2017. This will be a special DJ performance that blends influences of contemporary, classical, minimalism, pop, experimental, avant-electronic, and choral traditions.