Mailer-Daemon & Anniversary Presents
25 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
“One of the best bands in the world” Gorilla Vs Bear
Taking their musical cues from the likes of Alvvays, The Pretenders, Neil Young and The Radio Dept, it’s been a quick rise for Swedish indie pop quartet Hater.
The Malmö based group recently signed to Fire Records (The Chills, The Lemonheads, Half Japanese, Jane Weaver, Death and Vanilla, Josephine Foster, Virginia Wing, Vanishing Twin) releasing double LP ‘Siesta’ (2018) and EP ‘Red Blinders’ (2017). Touring extensively around Europe in the last few years, they could recently be seen playing arenas and concert halls with Ben Howard. While festival performances have included End Of The Road, Eurosonic, Ment, Roskilde and Sea Change. In 2018 they headed to the US for SXSW which saw them on NPR’s Austin 100 “Their songs epitomize jangling grace as singer Caroline Landahl coos with maximum approachability.” Now, following last year’s run of Austin dates, they head back to the US to tour for the first time in 2019.
Hailed as one of Stereogum’s Best New Bands Of 2017, their latest album saw support from Bandcamp who loved their “winning indie pop” along with BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and huge backing across US college radio.
Their debut ‘You Tried’ (PNKSLM Recordings) saw Gorilla Vs. Bear name it one of their favorite albums of 2017 with its “gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.”
One of Sweden’s most exciting young acts, Hater offer up “infectious riffs and easy-going melodies, Caroline Landahl’s vocal delivery always keeps things rough around the edges." (Stereogum).
Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson.
Rachel Trachtenburg - Guitar & Vocals
Rosie Slater - Drums
JR Thomason - Guitar
Fresh NYC trio Wooing present their debut EP, Daydream Time Machine. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist Rachel Trachtenburg - a performer in the New York music scene since she was six years old - Wooing offer hauntingly beautiful vocals backed by echoing guitars. The lead single, “In Colour”, displays the vintage influences come into play: the urgency of underground 90s rock (i.e. Helium, Quasi) meets the psychedelic Syd Barrett sounds of the 60s.
Trachtenburg started playing as the drummer in her family’s Seattle-born group, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, who played Conan and drew the attention of Rolling Stone, NPR and Spin. Trachtenburg went on to perform in Supercute! and The Prettiots. Wooing, comprised of Trachtenburg (vocals), JR Thomason (guitar) and Rosie Slater (drums), have existed for just over a year. Trachtenburg and Thomason met while performing with disaster master R. Stevie Moore, while Trachtenburg and Slater had previously toured together in Supercute!.
The three-song EP Daydream Time Machine, produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Come), Wooing covers a wide scope of material. Inspired by a documentary on LSD experiments performed on housewives in the 1950s, Trachtenburg wrote the lead single, “In Colour”, in which she beautifully croons a direct quote from the film: “I wish I could talk in technicolor.” The video, directed by John Zhao, encompasses the vintage aesthetics of the track accompanied by gorgeous, dream-like visuals. The band’s reveries, however, aren’t always sweet; “Tear World” comments on our species’ abusive treatment of whales, while “Two Can Keep A Secret” destroys the comforting facade of security within relationships, made all the more profound set against the backdrop of their upbeat and energetic sound.