For Every Story Untold
All Boy All Girl, These Animals, Wild Leaves
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
For Every Story Untold
For Every Story Untold was formed when Lauren Edman and Brian Caesar met in the winter of 2009 in Astoria, NY. A lifelong musician, Edman had previously written and played with several artists, making appearances on Sleepthief’s album The Dawnseeker and Delta-S’s Voyage to Isis. Caesar had previously been the bassist for As Tall As Lions, significantly helping in the writing and production of the band’s debut album Lafcadio. Since his departure from the group in 2004, he had only picked up his bass for a handful of shows with other artists, and he began refocusing on writing songs with supernatural elements in mind. Sharing drinks and chiming glasses, the two were quickly brought to the conclusion that they should collaborate on some music.
The first song they wrote together was "Hideout." The arrangement was derived from part of a score to a story that Caesar had written years ago. Edman took this background music and came up with a haunting vocal melody that gave the song new life. Caesar began to lay down other ideas that he had developed over the years in his Queens, NY apartment including the lyrical ghost stories "Mistakes We’ve Made" and "When This Nightmare Ends Its Course."
As the songs came closer to completion, sound by sound and layer by layer, Edman and Caesar found that each track had begun to establish its own identity, each reaching a different range of emotion within it. These songs capture the emotional acrobatics of a person reciting an urban legend to his or her friends on a dark night.
For Every Story Untold digitally released their debut EP Hideout in August 2010, and they are currently putting the finishing touches on their first full length album scheduled for a fall 2013 release.
All Boy All Girl
Formed in New York City in the spring of 2012 by long-time bandmates Danielle Lovier (vocals ukulele) and Nicholas Rahn (double bass).
The sound is characterized by a strong dual female vocal. Supporting the vocals is an unusual string section that marries folk and classical instruments. Complete with a full drum kit the 7 piece band produces a sound that is reverberant and perhaps analogous to electronic music despite it's composition of acoustic instruments.
"By focusing on unity rather than bombast, and understanding each other’s role just as much as their own, the band swoops and swerves and hovers and plunges as a single entity."
"The band is sublime with their compositional arrangements as each song delivers an experience unique within the breadth of that track. My best guess as the secret profound connection to each of All Boy/All Girl songs are the genuine drama, the emotional and the thematic arcs nested in each song, all of which yield great joy and appreciation for each and every one of All Boy/All Girl's creations."
New York City indie-pop quartet, These Animals, create a mix of dreamy pop and dance-able rock and roll. The band met while attending art school and began writing together in the early months of 2010. With keen pop sensibilities, their sixties-inspired harmonies sit comfortably on top of shoe-gaze guitar textures and toe-tapping rhythms. Cultivated from influences of friends and the city around them, there is something strangely familiar and reminiscent about These Animals' music. Perhaps it's nostalgia for a memory you wish you had.
Wild Leaves is about home and the music is grown out of that. Their sound is something nostalgic, something with history - like a record rediscovered in your attic. The hazy melodies and washed-out reverb recall memories not yet lost.