Knitting Factory Presents - Early Show
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
Kelly Pratt is Bright Moments.
He's the guy up at night by himself, stitching songs together in his New York City apartment all winter. There's a special art to making an album in the spare seconds that the rest of a regular life can't quite reach. Recorded track-by-track-by-track with Pratt on most of the instruments in his apartment studio during the New York City winter of 2010, this slow-motion musicianship became Natives (Luaka Bop).
Natives may be your first official introduction to the music of Bright Moments but if you have spent time with some of the most beloved indie albums of the last decade, you'll quickly realize that you know him well. He is the multi-instrumentalist whose trumpet sparks across so many of Beirut's songs and whose harmonizing vocals is a central component to the band's robust live performances. He has also shouldered everything from flugelhorn to flute to bring Arcade Fire's Neon Bible to life, and was part of the horn section that LCD Soundsystem used during its sunset days.
Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas founder/producer, Helado Negro collaborator) has spent the better part of 2012 recording heartfelt-though-narratively-oblique, dance-oriented, roto-tom-fetishizing, kitchen-sink pop music under the name Leverage Models and releasing songs on limited edition cassette tapes via Portland-label, Hometapes (Bear in Heaven, AU, All Tiny Creatures). The debut Leverage Models LP is forthcoming late this year on Hometapes and Euro-label, Something in Construction (Memory Tapes, Concretes, Loney Dear), and will feature contributions from members of Yeasayer, M83, other heavy friends. Shannon road-tested a live band this summer on a 5-week national tour with In One Wind, and just released a a "double A-side" digital single (Cooperative Extensions / Sweep + Zambri & Certain Creatures remixes), recorded on the upstate farm where he now lives with goats, horses, and amish neighbors. Live at the Knitting Factory, Leverage Models will include Jon Natchez (Yellow Ostrich, Beirut), Aaron Roche (R. Stevie Moore, Amps For Christ), Anthony LaMarca (Dean & Britta, St. Vincent), Jeff Gretz (Zao, Emmanuel & the Fear), and maybe some other guests.