Yellow Dogs, Sisu
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
The Yellow Dogs formed back in Tehran, Iran in 2006, and are one of the youngest Iranian rock bands out there. The social restrictions in Tehran and the restrictions imposed by the Iranian government forced them underground, and to build their own tiny bohemian practicing room -the "Sagdooni-by their own hands on the rooftop of their drummer Sina's house. SAGDOONI (farsi for kennel) was where they shaped their own style of independent music. As the Iranian environment cracked down on underground music, they continued making and playing music in their tiny abode shut off from the outside world.
Yellow Dogs were one of the main subjects of the award winning (Cannes & Sao Paulo International film festivals) film, "No One Knows about Persian Cats" - who tells the stories of the underground music scene in Iran. Since their move to the USA one year ago, they have played numerous shows in NYC (including an ongoing monthly gallery/loft party), gone on a national tour, showcased at SXSW and CMJ, recorded an EP “In the Kennel” with producer, Keith Souza (The Battles, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) - which we will be releasing in spring 2011.
“My God--the Yellow Dogs are brilliant." -The Huffington Post
“Yellow Dogs may be from Iran, but they're a badass, Gang of Four-influenced punk band with dancefloor-moving songs.”-SPIN
“Yellow Dogs’ illegal performances have served to inspire universally human and simplistically humble goals.”-AOL/Spinner
Recording project of Sandra Vu and Ryan Wood
Played live with Nat Keefer, Jules Medeiros, Dave South, Tito Echevarria, Chris Stevens
With a rooted affinity for black-leather noise, synth-strewed weirdness and layered, wall-of-sound pop, Young Boys is a story that crisscrosses the continent. Formed by Oakland-bred David "Legs" McDaniel who, after traveling across the country, guitar in hand, looking for love and a place to call home, hooked up with fellow slimers Ethan Miller and a Minneapolis-bred player Lee Lichtsinn to solidify ranks in New York City.
Now knee-deep in NY grime and projected through technicolor static, Young Boys come armed with a pair of out-of-tune guitars, a drum machine and a certain, crunchy cohesion. The trio's slobbering stance on classic garage pop balladry has awarded them gigs alongside Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Dengue Fever, Ex Cops and SISU and gathered praise from the likes of NME and The Village Voice.
Holloweyed is honored to release Young Boys' debut longplayer; the six-song wave of growing deconstruction, New York Sun follows the group's 2010 split with California noise enthusiasts FM Face for Digitalis and a 7" of "Bring Em Down" for Chicago imprint, Rococo Records.
New York Sun will be issued on vinyl (w/ download card) and digital formats on February 26th.