All Things Gold present
Tiny Victories, Wild Party
75 Clarkson Street
New York, NY, 10014
This event is 21 and over
A lot has happened to Hellogoodbye since the Huntington Beach, California-based act released their breakthrough album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! back in 2006. Over the past four years the band have parted with their old record label, retooled their lineup, released a handful of EPs and performed everywhere from the Philippines to living rooms. All of these cumulative experiences play in...to the band's new album Would It Kill You? a collection of perfect pop gems that not only proves that Hellogoodbye are still relevant but affirms that if anything, they've sharpened their musical edge over the past few years—and looking back, the band's frontman Forrest Kline sees the past few years as an amazing opportunity to hone his craft without pressure.
"I'm super slow at everything no matter what I do," Kline explains when asked what the process of writing and recording Would It Kill You? was like. "If I'm going to clean out my closet it'll take me all day because I'll empty out the whole thing, then I'll paint it, then I'll tear off the drawers and get new hardware. Everything becomes a process and musically it's the same thing," he continues with a laugh. "If I do one thing, I have to do 900 tasks to get it done, so to be able to take the time with this album was a relief because I didn't have to stress about not having enough time to accomplish everything I wanted to do with these songs."
Tiny Victories are a duo, but they are backed by a nearly autonomous army of samplers and electronic instruments. Their pop aesthetic recalls MGMT, with elements of experimental and electronic meddling that makes the music take a turn for the strange.
Wild Party, made up of vocalist Lincoln Kreifels, guitarist Lucas Hughes, bassist Ethan Kaufmann, and drummer Cary LaScala are still a young band, but they have already been around the block and across the pond.
The band were thrust into the spotlight early in their career when they were offered a gig to support The Wombats on tour across the UK in 2010. Without label support, Wild Party seized the moment and took a DIY approach, releasing tracks and video content online, and gaining a fan base before inking a deal with indie/rock label Old Friends Records in November 2013. Look out for their debut album Phantom Pop, featuring new single "When I Get Older", later this summer.