Car Astor, Maggie Miles, Best Ex
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Electric-pop powerhouse Car Astor (formerly known as SEE) is the 22 year old New York native who was thrusted upon the scene in 2016 when her video “Potions” off of her EP Ties, Produced by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Veruca Salt), premiered at AfterEllen.com and went viral within the week garnering 25,000 - 60,000 views per day (the video currently has over 6.5 million views).
Her new single, “Girlfriend,” was mixed by multi-platinum Producer and Engineer Brian Malouf and is the first of several singles to be released in 2019.
This year has been insane. I definitely lack the words when it comes to thanking anyone who has been involved in this journey so far. In September, I packed up my life and moved to Nashville, TN following being discovered in DC by management and Artist Development company in town [Nashville] known as Warehouse West Entertainment, offering me a deal and ultimately giving me the chance to write, perform and be an artist full time.
Since moving, I have been exposed to so much this town has to offer, working with lots of different producers and incredible musicians to flesh out both new material and and making my live show better and better. Packing a van up with gear and ambitions, I hit the road with an incredible band who took the show up to a new level, all from in town. Our tour consisted of four stops all up the east coast, two being in my hometown of DC! This experience taught me so much and made me nothing but even more excited to get back and continue working hard to perfect the performing aspect of my career even more.
I am currently in the process of writing and recording my debut album set to release in the spring of 2020! (what a dope sounding year) I am SO excited to share what I’ve been working on since moving to Tennessee, and am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to do what I love every single day.
Hope to catch you at a show sometime.
Best Ex might be a name you don't recall -- but the band is certainly familiar. Fronted by singer/songwriter Mariel Loveland, the pop-speckled project toured across the US and UK as Candy Hearts, a wide-eyed punk band rooted in the nostalgic world of Vans Warped tour and the Tony Hawk Pro Skater sound track (if you didn't fight with your siblings over the PS1 controller, were you even a millennial?).
Today, the band has abandoned their bucket-list mission of finding every Tony Hawk level in real life and adopted a sparkling new sound. It was travelling between continents -- with Loveland splitting her time between the US and UK -- where Best Ex truly found its roots. While they've managed to maintain the wistful heartbreak of previous releases, they've slapped on some fuzzed-out synths and a heavy dose of sarcasm (blame it on the chemicals in Loveland's recent addiction to Hot Cheetos or the fact that she had to fly back and forth to recording sessions with a deep, pathological fear of air travel).
"Bad Love" -- Best Ex's first single in two years -- is a departure from the Loveland's previous work. It's abandoned the summery, shimmering hope of singles past and dove straight into the frigid streets of New York at night with its Doc Marten boot ankle-deep in a puddle of melted snow.
"Bad Love" out now via No Sleep Records in the US and Alcopop in the UK.
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