Famous Swords x Impose x Palisades Present
A Benefit for Silent Barn
Celestial Shore, Mega Bog, Parlor Walls, Sirens, Real Adult
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is all ages
The whispers about Celestial Shore's debut full-length, 10x, began with the release of the balmy I'm-so-done-with-you song "Valerie" on Stereogum earlier this year. Sound traveled: the Brooklyn trio joined Hometapes and 10x will be released September 3rd in partnership with Local Singles (the new label begun by Brad Oberhofer). In nine songs, Celestial Shore deconstructs city life, the history of pop music, and their own jazz educations into something both heartbreakingly raw and mystically timeless. In between the lines, the band exalts the vibrant scene they call home: the album was mixed by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, includes Empress Of's Lorely Rodriguez on vocals, and features cover art by Prince Rama.
It's impossible to define Mega Bog; built mainly on one-off collaborations with other musicians, its lineup changes show-in, show-out. But the one constant is Erin Birgy: Mega Bog is her brainchild. The Seattle-based singer-songwriter hones her natural state for much of her music, singing of skinny-dipping, adventuring, loving others and herself. Her pensive reverbed whispers create a dreamy landscape that listeners have difficulty escaping. In it, they find tranquility.
- Benjamin LIndsay / Interview Magazine
Parlor Walls is Alyse Lamb, Kate Mohanty, and Chris Mulligan. Their music swims between chaos and restraint, nestling in the cracks of warmth and dissonance. They call it "trash jazz".
"Parlor Walls – part of the Famous Swords art collective – call themselves trash jazz. It’s a modest handle for their ferociously kinetic, shapeshifting, noisy songs. Much as their sound is distinctly teens, their esthetic looks back to the no wave era of James Chance & the Contortions and Lydia Lunch’s various projects, if with a lot more focus and emphasis on melody and memorable hooks. In music-school terms, their songs are pretty much through-composed. Not only do verses and choruses tend not to repeat: the music just flows, or leaps and bounds, rather than following a distinct progression. Tempos and meters shift in a split-second."
-New York Daily Music
In a period where the majority of bands seem to limit themselves to one sound or genre, Sirens stands out as a group which is nearly impossible to label. The band, which consists of guitarists Jordan Caylor and Jordan Thralls, bassist Logan Pollaro, vocalist and mixing engineer Joey Fenoglio, and electronic composer and percussionist Zakk Huff, seamlessly weave between a unique blend of sounds. Rooted in progressive metal, drum and bass, and ambient soundscape, Sirens is heavy, agressive, syncopated, digital, self-reflective, atmospheric, and experimental. Between crushingly heavy dubstep, thunderous breakbeat, and intricate metal, Sirens will take their listeners on an unforgettable journey through a world of sound and expression, driven by rich, classical harmony, and jarring rhythms.
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