Manic Productions Presents:
Hippy, Estrogen Highs
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
The Beets enjoy themselves in discomfort, they thrive in their custom of isolationism. They are always looking to shake up to remain in that position. Being there evokes that feeling that you get when you do hear them. Proper, enjoyable and offensive, but neither of those describe them correctly. The music has been herald as "folk"-"garage" -"punk" but it is not... totally, or maybe all of those things? It's just good American rock, ideology they strive to carry on with. It's all about the songs, the way they are played and the way in which the message is carried. It has always been about that and The Beets understand that. The focus stays intact. Their lyrics are dark but handled with sensibility, not preaching but giving advice on not following advice...or doing as they do, but not really. You see how it can get confusing! One thing for certain of The Beets from Queens NY: respect isn't something you get, it's something you take.
"Hippy's two EPs, constant gigs around New York, and a trip to SXSW have established the band on everyone's list of who's taking off in the Brooklyn music scene, and the timing is just right for the release of their upcoming LP Almost Live. The 12 tracks promise to be more of the lo-fi garage pop, always with a twist, for which Hippy is known. Enjoy an early listen of "Magic Wand" off of the new album below, available today for digital download" -No Fear of Pop
Estrogen Highs was started in 2007 as a solo side project for frontman Stefan Christensen. A 5 song CD-R was released and was soon followed by those five songs being remixed, mastered, and put onto 2 7"s ('E Major D Construction' and 'She Don't Bother EP'). With some attention being garnished from the release of the 7"s a full band was formed with the addition of Wes Nelson on bass, Mark Scialabia on guitar, and Chip Crane on drums. This lineup would go on to record another 7" and the bands first full length "Tell It to Them" (Dead Beat Records). "Tell It to Them" saw the band moving away from its original garage influences and into new territory. After some shifts in lineup the band eventually settled back in with Ross Menze on drums and saw the release of their critically acclaimed second full length album "Friends & Relatives" and highly diverse "Cycles EP." These releases displayed a band indebted to post-punk, kiwi pop, and experimental music, while at the same time forging their own individual sound. The band stayed active with national tours and the release of their third full length, "Irrelevant Future," via Trouble in Mind Records