Weekend, Disappears (Special Performance!)
Nothing, DJs Maria Sherman and Jenn Pelly
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Weekend officially formed in 2009 around the nucleus of long-time friends Shaun Durkan (vocalist/bassist/guitarist) and Kevin Johnson (guitarist), along with drummer Taylor Valentino. The trio recorded the album Sports throughout 2009 with long-time friend and producer/engineer Monte Vallier. The textured and challenging post-punk squall of Sports made the band an instant sensation, with great reviews coming from Pitchfork, NME, Vice and more.
Throughout the next two years, the band found itself touring internationally with the Kills (Europe) and Wire (UK and US) and in Japan in support of the 2011's Red EP, which marked a sonic departure from the band’s initial signature addiction to noise over clarity. Red (which was also produced by Monte Vallier and featured then-new and current drummer Abe Pedroza) saw the band embrace sweeter melodies that encouraged Shaun to display his vocal abilities free from any distortion overlap.
The band spent most of 2012 writing, recording, and painstakingly mixing the 10 songs that comprise Jinx, once again with Monte Vallier at Ruminator. During this time, Weekend relocated cross-country to the already heavily saturated Brooklyn music scene. The trio had collectively grown weary of the trappings of home. Durkan states, “Feeling at home is evidence of stagnation and so I’m happy to say New York still feels alien to me.” Despite the drastic change of scenery, he maintains “Geographically-based music scenes are for the most part defunct due to the internet but I don’t think we’ll ever be part of any scene. We stand on our own.”
When asked to describe the album in three adjectives, Durkan stated: “Volatile. Cathartic. Bittersweet. The record is a collage of inspiration and ideas from each member of the band. Shards of experiences, images, smells, sounds molded into something we can collectively call ours.” The album visually represents the music as well, through personal possessions of each band member that “had singular and emotional connections to and democratize it through a physical process. Painting the objects black adds a new, collective ownership over the previous personal meaning. [There is] the coalescence of our individual art to make something new, stark, and powerful.”
That stark black visual sheen complements the songs that embody Jinx. Memories and experiences have been reinterpreted and recalled into existence from haunting, beautiful places. Each song on the album charges through a polarizing emotion through an ebb and flow of sounds both ominous and soothing. Lastly, the LP’s presumably superstitious title compliments this body of work thematically. Shaun recalls his father’s stage name, "Jinks," which played a ghostly role in the creation of this album. That name, like all the inspirations, emotions and experiences has returned to haunt the band – this time delivered with a lustrous and magnificent black sheen.
Disappears (Special Performance!)
Irreal, the fifth long player from Chicago's Disappears, is another trip down the rabbit hole. This time the album plays out as a dream sequence – hazed dub landscapes give way to the bands most experimental and open music yet. If their last album Era confirmed the fact that Disappears are on their own trip then Irreal is where it kicks in. Eternalism, roboethics, identity – it's a Ballardian mix of imperfect melodies, half thoughts and good ol' dystopian modernity. Produced by John Congleton at famed Chicago recording institution Electrical Audio, Irreal sits in the negative space where art rock and post punk collapse onto each other. It's the sound of Disappears reporting back from The Void.
Nothing has finished their much anticipated recording follow up to their 2010 demo "POSHLOST". The three song EP "Suns and Lovers" will be released in early May by Tokyo based label BIG LOVE RECORDS who have worked with such bands as Cold Cave, The XX, Young Prisms, and Ariel Pink. The EP will be released as a 12" and will be limited to 300 copies.
The EP will include two new tracks produced and engineered by Kyle 'Slick' Johnson of theJust Managing Group and a re-recording of the demo track, "Last Day In Bouville" produced by Wesley Eisold and Kris Lapke.
Johnson has been involved with numerous projects ranging from The Hives "Black and White", Fischerspooner - "Odyssey", Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before", Wavves - "King Of The Beach", and most recently the incredible Creepoid "Horse Heaven" LP.
Eisold is the front man for dark pop powerhouse Cold Cave and has been involved in an array of other groundbreaking projects including Heartworm Press, while Kris Lapkereleases raw power electronics under the Alberich moniker and works out of the infamousHospital Productions Studio in the Lower East Side section of New York City "
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