Sinkane

Sinkane is the project of the Sudanese-born musician Ahmed Gallab. Gallab cut his own teeth as a youngster in the punk DIY landscape of middle America, and then found himself touring far and wide as a member of Yeasayer, Caribou, Eleanor Friedberger, Born Ruffians, and Of Montreal. He has emerged from it all as Sinkane, a project that identifies a renaissance within the space and spirit of the outposts of contemporary music. With an aesthetic range seamlessly shifting from soul to rock, and from jazz to pop, Sinkane's vibe is timeless and the sound is now.

Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas founder/producer, Helado Negro collaborator) has spent the better part of 2012 recording new unhinged, narratively-oblique, club-centric, dark kitchen-sink pop music under the name Leverage Models. Leverage Models has been releasing songs on limited edition cassette tapes via Portland-label, Hometapes (Bear in Heaven, AU, All Tiny Creatures, Matthew E. White). The debut Leverage Models LP is forthcoming in the fall on Hometapes, and Euro-label, Something in Construction (Memory Tapes, Concretes, Loney Dear), and will feature contributions from members of Yeasayer, M83, Sinkane, LCD Soundsystem, and other heavy friends. The live band sculpts the warped echoes of ABC, Scritti Politti, The Associates, Happy Mondays, Japan, A Certain Ratio, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Throbbing Gristle, &c. into something wholly new, manic, exhaustingly energetic live shows.

"[Artists on the Rise, 1/23/12] This is world beats turned into booty-shaking dirtiness, topped off with Shannon Fields' roof-shaking falsetto" - Deli Magazine
"excellent…world-spanning pop that will do to your ears what this bright July summer sun is doing to your mood" - Portland Mercury
"a massively catchy sound that grows on you…energizing" - Origami Vinyl (Los Angeles)
"head-scratchingly brilliant" - Brad Laner (Medicine, M83), Dangerous Minds
"suddenly you realize you've been slowly seduced…This sucker bites hard, fangs bury deep into our subconscious and beg to you to listen again and again." yvynl
"seriously layered, ornate, and frenzied electronic transmissions…excellent" - The Onion A.V. Club
"Rapturous bursts of bright horn-fuelled funk-pop…Great" [New Band of the Day feature] " - The Guardian UK

"A lullaby sung by the sea with the subdued hysterics of of Scritti Politti…will drench you in unspecified yearning & leave you reaching for the repeat button" - Gill Mills, New Music Matters (UK)

Magic Trix by Brooklynite Xenia Rubinos might
cause an initial reaction like you are being tasered
(bro). There is little to compare to the sharp, thick
spine of a keyboard sound that shoots at you from the
very first moments. Surprisingly, the record's
aggressive sound is achieved without the use of
guitars. Xenia, together with drummer/sound magician
Marco Buccelli, create a dozen aggressively danceable
songs. An oblique assemblage of uncommon rhythms,
powerhouse vocals and dance-til-you-puke energy
combine to make Magic Trix one of the most exciting
debut albums in years.

Having toured the US nationally including official showcases at
SXSW, Xenia continues touring steadily in support of her
album release on Ba Da Bing Records. Xenia's music has been celebrated by fans and
critics alike with features in MTV, VICE, NPR, Fader, WNYC, The New Yorker.

"One of our favorite artists of the year, truly new and exciting!" - NPR
"Absurdist pop powered by soul-fueled vocals" - VICE
"Somehow she manages to always do weird s**t you weren't ready for, while making it a delight to listen to at the same time!"- MTV
"Standout act, a lo-fi, minimalist sound sometimes likened to Bjork."- Billboard Magazine

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Sinkane with Leverage Models, Xenia Rubinos

Friday, June 14 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Brooklyn Bowl

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