Black Taxi, Bellows
SWIMM, Easter Island
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 18 and over
BLACK TAXI is one of NYC's most prominent live acts, smashing an anything-goes punk ethos together with pop sensibilities, unparalleled energy, and brilliant songwriting. The result is a raucous stage show, heavy on harmonies, spitfire guitar licks, body paint, and all manner of instrumentation. Their style has been described varyingly as "grit-pop" or "dance punk", and though their songs hint at the Talking Heads, Cake, and Daft Punk, they are driven by something entirely new and infectious.
BLACK TAXI songs can be heard on radio stations from Maine to California, accompany hit TV shows, provide the soundtrack for film, and hit the airwaves on commercial airlines. They debuted on the CMJ Radio 200 at #180 and quickly rose to #110, putting their 2012 release “We Don’t Know Any Better” the #2 spot for self-released albums. Their music video "Shoeshine" was an Official Nominee for the Webby Awards, and their most recent video "Hand" debuted on AOL Music.
BLACK TAXI’s first full-length offering Things of that Nature received strong reviews in publications throughout the country. For their second full-length album they returned to The Bunker Studio to record with Aaron Nevezie, who has worked with Grammy nominated acts like The Black Keys and Danger Mouse.
It’s all an effort to understand something; in an attempt to figure out why. Aiming to discover answers to questions you never asked. Looking so hard that you find it, without knowing what it is.
You have to do something you wouldn’t do. Ask questions you would never ask. Be outside of yourself for a moment and see. Every artist, every person, every Human on earth is searching for this. It is inconceivable yet omnipresent. It cannot be grasped, and still, it is what we are all trying to attain. It is in that endless search, what holds the truth. There is room for all of us here. Seek and you will find.
SWIMM is the swirling and whirling combination of Chris Hess's guitar, keyboard and voice and Adam Winn's drums and harmonica; this duo is bringing a fresh sound to their art as SWIMM with their debut Feel EP to be released on April 23rd.
They write, record, and play live with several friends including Zac Sullivan and Gavin Little (Damio Suomi & the Minor Prophets), Jared Bowser & Jonathan Berlin (SUNBEARS!), & Spencer Petersen (Eyes Lips Eyes).
Riding high on a psychedelic wave of rock 'n roll distortion, the EP's first single "Too Old" has debuted on MTV Hive 4/1.
SWIMM has created a shoegaze-influenced sound on Feel EP that contains both acoustic, gauzy tracks with a intimacy that will draw you in like "Darkness of Love", as well as breezy, danceable songs like "Feels". Fans of both will not want to miss this one!
Formed by brothers Ethan and Asher Payne in 2010, Easter Island creates panoramic, post-rock inspired dream pop. Behind the wall of towering drums, glassy guitars, and the forceful tide of synthesizers, hide soft-spoken melodies, tender harmonies, and understated musings on the subtle, yet visceral moments in life.
Often compared to sonic pioneers of the 90s and 00s, Explosions In Sky, My Bloody Valentine, Pedro The Lion, and Sigur Rós, Easter Island makes no compromise to explore unknown sonic territory, embodying the "feeling that you'd stumbled onto something great...knowing that you had a potential game changer in your hands" (Pop Matters).
In 2011, Easter Island's "Proud" from the debut EP, Better Things, was featured on ABC's Off The Map. The band is currently working on it's follow up LP, to be released in early 2012.
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