Zula, Tony Castles, Ursula Starship
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Brooklyn-based genre-undefining hyper weirdos making music to swim dangerously to. While
drawing from eclectic influences that reflect the varied musical background of the five members,
the band is always playing the perfect soundtrack for surfer spies who like to rock out.
The band has toured America multiple times and a 20-date March tour has been announced.
Reflecting a unique sound that pairs musically with bands across a wide spectrum, Starlight Girls
have previously shared the stage with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, St. Lucia, Tilly and the
Wall, and Kate Nash. Starlight Girls collaborated on a 7” with Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu which
SPIN declared “Undeniably Luminous.” The band has also been featured in Billboard Magazine,
Noisey, Wild Honey Pie, VICE, Daytrotter and more.
For more information or to go to the beach call 646-493-5309.
On Zula’s debut album, This Hopeful, the New York-based four-piece showcase a refreshing, forward-thinking approach to psychedelic pop music. The songs weave melody through interlocking, hypnotic rhythms — suspended spaces designed to disrupt the usual flow of time. Although Zula formed in late 2010, the musical kinship of cousins Henry and Nate Terepka (both on vocals, guitar and synths) first developed through family jam sessions during the holidays. Taking inspiration from 90’s UK indie-dance, krautrock and funk, the band has built a reputation for their energetic live show and for constantly pushing their heavily rhythmic sound. They have been known to deliver entire sets of never-before-played material. This restless creativity is apparent on the album, which sounds raw and spontaneous, yet meticulously detailed. It is a record with effortless flow and pulse, but enticing depth. For zoning in or out.
"Pointillistic structures with a mainspring of minimalism."
- Jon Pareles, The New York Times
"New York psych-pop explorers Zula aren't easy to pin down, but while their sound shifts track to track, there is a beautiful coherence to an album like This Hopeful."
"For lack of a better word, this is pop, sincere, offbeat, and playfully and unassumingly experimental: you'll be hard pressed to find anyone else that sounds like them, or as musically and effectively fulfilling."
- Tiny Mix Tapes
"Pop sensibilities push through well-crafted avant-rock"
(The) Tony Castles was born in Brooklyn, NY in August 2008. His family resides in suburban Connecticut and Madrid, Spain. He has great recipes for chicken marsala, pork dumplings and a variety of traditional Italian pasta sauces. He is a diehard fan of the Boston Celtics, and the New York Giants. He played three years of high school varsity soccer and has college diplomas in mathematics, economics, neuroscience and creative writing. He is a devout fan of rock and roll music. A few of his notable favorites include Talking Heads, Suicide, Roxy Music and Nirvana. (The) Tony Castles is a responsible hard worker but probably isn’t qualified for the job.
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