Gladshot, Eastern Anchors, Adam Rubenstein
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Gladshot is a band from nyc .. their upcoming release (the follow up to John Agnello-produced "Burn Up and Shine") will feature songs from Bar Code, a rock musical they're working on with Jim Rado, creator of "HAiR".. people say they sound like "a fine blast of power pop" and "a sonic synthesis of epic proportions" that's "quietly setting the world on fire".. Pop Matters said that they were "one of the nicest surprises we've had all year"
They had a featured slot at the Kahbang Festival in Bangor Maine with Free Energy and OK Go, and have also shared the stage with The Antlers, Michelle Shocked, Head Automatica and Heavenly States, among others. Their songs have been heard on TNT ("Men of a Certain Age"), MTV, Oxygen, CW, and ABC television - one time their song was playing on a tv show while the same actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Attack of the Clones told his father that he was having an affair with his stepmother
testing out guitars, fitted with hamers - Follow http://twitter.com/EasternAnchors | Buy Album http://easternanchors.bandcamp.com/ Watch the EA Rockumentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkkWakuKmI
Nostalgia is a uniquely human feeling. We often get that urge to open old boxes or sift
through photos from our past in search of some indefinable clarity or perspective. Adam
Rubenstein's newest offering, Excavator (due for release April 23, 2013), was born of a
A day spent exploring old hard drives, discs, notebooks and even cassettes left
Rubenstein feeling both shocked and disappointed at how much material he had written,
yet never properly recorded. It seemed like there was always an excuse or another
musical project occupying his time.
"I often equate being a songwriter to having some inoperable disease, where ideas just
keep rapidly proliferating beyond your conscious control," says Rubenstein. "The volume
of songs I'd written had become massive, and I knew they'd be forgotten if I didn't
commit them to tape somehow."
Fortunately, this realization got Rubenstein back in the studio to flesh out many of his
unfinished ideas. While some of the songs on Excavator are new compositions, others
stretch back as far as a decade ago, when Rubenstein was fully entrenched in his heralded
on-and-off-again band, Chamberlain.
The songs on Excavator offer a diverse, genre-jumping palette of ideas. Whereas the
Beatles-esque "Playground" is a folksy ballad, there are also heartland rock'n'roll
anthems like "I'll Retrieve" and hypnotic, psych-leaning oddities like "Sunday Season."
Throughout, the musicianship retains the impeccable standards set by Rubenstein's past
work with the influential Chamberlain, particularly his signature guitar work. Among the
musical friends lending a hand on the album are members of Chamberlain, My Morning
Jacket, Fiction Plane, and Angus & Julia Stone.
"I'm fortunate to have had so many wonderful friends and musicians contribute to this
record," says Rubenstein. "And I'm extremely lucky to still have a way to get this album
pressed and heard after all these years of making music."
Excavator is Rubenstein's second solo offering. His first, entitled "Aftershock" was
released in 2002 under the moniker Adam Dove.
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