We Are The Wilderness
The Blue and Red, Blank Paper, Toy Cities
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
We Are The Wilderness
Electronic duo We Are The Wilderness corkscrewed roots in Texas but shot skyward against a Manhattan skyline. Shanda Woods (vocals) and Ryan Manchester (guitar, keys) met in high school but didn’t start working together on music until they linked back up in Brooklyn in 2011. WATW makes complex, emotive synth-rock that exhales with cold breath. Manchester’s swirling, glacial rhythms melt under the warmth of Woods’ strong lyrical literacy. The two swallow the stage whole when performing live, their evident passion propelling the songs and conquering the audience.
The Blue and Red
The Blue and Red is Brooklyn-based bedroom producer Rob Behnke. He plays hauntingly rich, organic electronic music live and augments his performances with projected 3D visual art. His latest album, released January 2013 is titled Adventures In My Head EP and features Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta & The Memorials on drums.
Brooklyn-based Blank Paper is the result of four eclectic and distinctive musical backgrounds converging into one path of heartfelt alternative synth-pop. Employing a wide palette of electronic sounds, Blank Paper blends 80s synthpop elements with quirkier electro ones, all while sleepwalking through lucid lyrics fitting perfectly with last year's debut record sleeve's giant, fold-out unicorns.
Their new self-titled EP comes on July 1, and they'll be celebrating the release at this show.
Michael Nesci, Josh Harris and Mitchell Lee (The Aviation Orange, Moving Mountains) began making their brand of 80's post-punk and 90's dream pop inspired indie rock under the moniker Toy Cities in December, 2012. The Brooklyn based group spent the winter locked away hashing out ideas to arrive at a sound that was awash in spacious synths and buoyed by guitars dipped in modulating reverb. Despite wavering and cascading tones, the band kept a tight focus on melody and song-craft which keeps a pop underpinning below their dense sound.
Come spring, Toy Cities teamed up with producer Chris Moore (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio) to head into a Brooklyn studio to make their first recordings. The session resulted in three singles that the band plans to release independently in summer, 2013.
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