Xeno & Oaklander
Bootblacks, Tempers, DJ Mar Bar
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Xeno & Oaklander
Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo, and they are based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Miss Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride is from Maryland. They record their songs live in their studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. They have toured Europe and the West Coast extensively, and they have played on the East Coast in music venues, lofts and festivals. They have also performed at SF Moma, PS1 Warm Up, Miami Art Basel, the Zürich Kunsthalle and the New Museum in New York. Sean McBride has created original music for artists Annika Larsson, Jonah Freeman, Annee Olofsson and Dara Birnbaum. Xeno & Oaklander have recently scored a soundtrack for artist Fabian Marti. Their latest Remix is for John Foxx and the Maths
Bootblacks is a Brooklyn-based post-punk band featuring members of The Holy Kiss and Woman. Their sound combines the intensity of bands like The Birthday Party and Sonic Youth with the catchy melodies of bands like New Order. They have a split 7″ with their German sister-band Monozid out on Major Label Records, and are preparing the release of their first full-length album, produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis of Bellmer Dolls, featuring one track produced by Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/ Grinderman. They frequently play NYC and tour Europe annually.
Tempers are Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, a New York-based synth/goth/electro/rock duo. Their music inhabits a realm of opaque romance. Delphic vocals tower precariously over propulsive beats, and shimmering, static-like synths merge with guitars that swell and vanish.
Their live performances are a portal into a red-lit shadow world, exploring the thin line between freedom and oblivion. Jasmine invokes a kind of Leonard Cohen muse, channeling a Blue Velvet dialectic of hypnotic abandonment and illuminated purpose. Beside her, Eddie is a dispassionate master of ceremonies, a sphinx-like solidity in the ether. Tempers create architecture within the searing thrum; concrete tones in ghost form.