Moon Tooth, Meek Is Murder, The Netherlands, Godmaker
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Meek Is Murder
"In the beginning it was one boy noise. I took the punk DIY ethic to exciting and idiotic new heights... cut out the middle men: record labels, managers, studio engineers, even band members. I didn't have any friends but I did have a microphone and entirely too much free time. I put out a record by myself and it was called "Mosquito Eater."
Well, a few years past. I made a couple friends and have a few more microphones. I have no free time anymore and we play in basements a lot.
We recorded an album like a team of actual humans. "Algorithms" was recorded by Kurt Ballou at Godcity and was released by MetalSucks digitally and Granite House on vinyl.
There was also that time we made an EP about sci-fi and called it "Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky." Jesse from The #12 Looks Like You produced it with Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios. The cover has a Delorean flying over the dystopian LV-426 landscape chasing the Firefly-class ship Serenity. If you know what any of that means, you are a nerd.
We recorded a new "full-length" at Godcity called EVERYTHING IS AWESOME NOTHING MATTERS. It came out on 10/22/13 and it sounds gross.
Meek is Murder, dude." - Keller
"Perhaps one of the best brooklyn rock bands to emerge in the last few years, the netherlands seamlessly balance a brutal sharpness and a kind of lighthearted shagginess; and also effectively manage to cover more musical ground in 35 minutes than most bands do in their entire careers." -village voice
"the netherlands play a kind of futuristic biker rock, featuring lurch happy riffs and a singer that slathers his voice in weird psycho effects.their set is a burst of anti-intellectual glee." -timeout ny
"the netherlands gave me balls and reinstated a deeper connection to my inner piece of ass!" -marne lucas
"the netherlands = brutality, beauty, primal scream therapy. The netherlands = sludgy rhythms that fill the air like reefer smoke, punctured by ice-cold blasts of mathy precision. The netherlands = moog bass that reconfigures your bone marrow; merciless sprays of stomp-box-damaged guitar shrapnel that leaves few survivors. The netherlands. Make me feel alive." -andee blacksugar
"going to see the netherlands is like being in a strange dusted twilight zone episode where you are 15 and that troubled trench coated junior with the ½ 'stache from two streets over got magically bestowed with profound technical competence, highly functioning equipment, a tight working band, and deep original songs. The netherlands are magnificent and ridiculous. Timo ellis plays like joe satriani with blood poisoning. A german prog-rock ghoullette backs him on walking keys and a scandinavian bar thug drummer. They are the ruling class gladiators of teen nihilism. But in a nice way." -thatcher keats
"god damn i love the netherlands. Timo ellis (yoko ono, cibo matto, joan as police woman) singing, japa keenon (money mark, daniel johnston) on drums, and ashley wallace on synth bass make dark scary sexy fun surreal funny psychedelic thrash at doom metal speeds that suddenly explode with guitar lines that give punk bands a run for their money. Using more effects pedals than health, timo warps twists funnels distorts loops re-sequences and otherwise destroys both his guitar and voice to provide a series of unholy chunky sounds that sounds like a combination of every bad trip in the 1960's happening at once and the screams of any hapless h.p. lovecraft protagonist gazing into the maw of eternity. It's not noise rock, it's noise rock but cut through with an improvisational aspect to the melody which gives songs a different sound from one performance to the next as timo adjusts and readjusts knobs based on what he feels at that moment, freeing psych-rock from the convention of careful, staid chord progressions. It's like if led zeppelin read moorcock rather than tolkien and stole from hard bop instead of blues. Ashley's synthbass provides an electronic, anti-organic edge which complements the guitar and vocalizations perfectly, allowing it to fill out the soundfloor in a very forceful manner. Japa's intense drumming requires some very abrupt time / tempo changes and full blast to rest staccato dexterity. The netherlands just may be the best band you've not yet seen. You owe it to yourself to change that. Why go see yet another tweeindiepopsynthsuperstar sing about awkward crushes when you can have your ear canals drilled clean through?" -eric phipps (kingofthegigabitches.com)
Stoner/sludge metal band from New York.
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