Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe, Country Mice
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
VietNam makes their long-awaited return with a new album, An American Dream, to be released on Mexican Summer, Feb 26th 2013. Michael Gerner, the creative force behind VietNam, is back onstage for the first time in five years with a new six-piece lineup (featuring half of his old band) laying down his signature cocktail of apocalyptic street blues. After taking a long break to explore his interest in ambient analog synth soundscapes on the West Coast (scoring films and recording with his project DA), Gerner has now made a bold comeback to both New York and rock and roll with his best record to date – adding a new dimension to the instrumentation with a moog player and a violinist. VietNam’s prior releases include their critically-acclaimed and commercially successful self titled debut LP VietNam on Kemado Records in 2007, three prior EP’s on The Social Registry, and their debut, The Concrete’s Always Grayer on the Other Side of the Street, on Vice Records in 2003.
Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe
"Brooklyn four-piece Country Mice don't look to reinvent 2011's Americana-tinged indie-rock formula on their terse debut album. But they arrive at their own conclusions: fantastic opener "Ghost" attempts an exorcism through guitar wails and cymbal crashes, while "Clover" takes a Jack White riff and drags it through the dirt. On "Morning Son" and "Close Behind," guitarists Jason Rueger and Ben Bullington conjure dust bowls over sweet melodies as bassist Mike Feldman and drummer Kurt Kuehn keep the pace. This is country living that knows how to move." - Spin