Tropic of Pisces, Night Shining, D.A. Stern + The Sanctuaries, DJ Desiree
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Literally nothing will stop Candide from wrecking it on the dance floor. Heartbreak be damned. Whether her mood is to have you stick around (the bouncy 'Don't You Go' - streaming below), or to definitively get rid of you, (the bouncier 'Weary of You'), the dark alt-dance artist does it all and gets you moving to her turbo-charged BPM faster than you'll realize you're listening to some dark and stormy music.
The Brooklyn-via-Berlin artist characterizes an emotional substance you'll find in the recent batch of heart-on-sleeve, four-on-floor songwriters like James Blake and The Weeknd. But Candide does it all at her own tempo, and that's what will really pull you in to the mix. See her live at Glasslands on July 1st. – (Mike Levine- The DeliMegazine.com)
Tropic of Pisces
Tropic Of Pisces is the new project from Mathew Scheiner, sideman of Mon Khmer & Oberhofer. It is also a warm, magical place that you must be special enough to have found.
“Night Shining is a solo project that I created to be able to create songs that were exactly the way I heard them in my head. I was always a drummer in different bands but I really wanted something more, so I started recording on the side. I would lay down layers of different instruments and vocal harmonies, so it was tough to figure out how to perform the work live. I finally came up with a way where I could perform with my computer, which isn’t really that new, but it still amazes me that I can have every piece of a song at my fingertips to manipulate in any way I want. I always have so much fun playing live because it is always different. I honestly feel like it can be more expressive than playing the same song over and over with a group of people”
D.A. Stern + The Sanctuaries
Named after lead singer David Stern's mother, The Sanctuaries' Annette doesn't sound like a debut record by a group of guys in their early twenties. It's smarter and more patient than that. The New York-based quartet have made a grand introduction by mixing the colorful tones of '60s legends like The Byrds and The Zombies with the witty indie rock of Pavement and Yo La Tengo. Their songs are catchy without being sugarcoated, partially because David Stern sings with the dry cool of a Stephen Malkmus.
Beautifully recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney) in his Nashville-based studio, Annette has a feeling of timelessness. Moments such as the "Sleepwalk" inspired "I Saw Her Through The Campfire" give it a classic appeal, the 8-minute Neu-influenced drone of "Soft Crime" adds depth and mystery, and "Heaven Is a Mountain" and "Fooled By Youth" provide catchy melodies to immediately latch onto forever.