The Nuclears and Paperhaus (record release show!) w/Electric People, Youthquake
17 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is 21 and over
Paperhaus started in a basement in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where guitarists Alex Tebeleff and Eduardo Rivera spent their teenage years playing music together with ears buzzing from Radiohead, Television, and Fela Kuti. Miles away in Philadelphia, the dissonant vibrato of drummer Brandon Moses howled over distorted blues, while bassist John Di Lascio’s three drunken years playing absurdist prog-pop in shady Japanese yakuza bars were winding down.
When the haze cleared, these four musicians found themselves in the Red Door room in DC’s legendary Gold Leaf Studios (R.I.P.), screaming raw vocal poetry into rickety old mics and bleeding cosmic noise through rusty tube amps. All night jams edged into anything from CAN to DC Gogo, while haunting noisescapes echoed of Sonic Youth and Scott Walker. Above it all hung Country-Blues & Pop-oriented arrangements with deeply personal lyrics.
Paperhaus is the lovechild of four very different, but passionate songwriters, who share only a belief in the spiritually transformative power of music. This attitude perhaps more than anything inspired the establishment of “The Paperhaus,” their shared home studio and DIY concert space. Over the past two years, this humble row house in Petworth has hosted over 100 bands from all over the country and is an institution in national DIY culture.
Paperhaus released its Alt-Country styled self-titled EP in 2011, and will release its second effort, an EP entitled “Lo Hi Lo,” on May 28th, 2013. “Lo Hi Lo” was recorded at DC’s legendary Inner Ear studios with producer Ivan Basuri, and reflects the more Pop side of Paperhaus’ Psychedelic music. A full length LP of more Blues and Funk influenced Psychedelic music is already in the works and will be released in 2014. You can hear songs from all the different sides of Paperhaus’ music at one of Paperhaus’ many live shows this spring as they embark on a two month national tour.
THE VINYL DISTRICT ///
"You can expect some wear-your-sunglasses-indoors-so-they-can’t-see-how-pinned-your-pupils-are-rock from Electric People. I can definitely hear some serious Jesus & Mary Chain and Velvet Underground influence in the confident swagger of this gang of seven."
Electric People | "Just Wanna Be Dead"
"This band uses the standard guitar/drums/bass configuration as a foundation for a layering of complex, but well played and cohesive sounds including organs, piano and several vocalists. This dose of Brooklyn will make you feel like you took the best downers from your rich aunt’s medicine cabinet without the liver damage or any danger of overdosing. And if you start hallucinating that you’re hanging out with Andy Warhol, I mean, that’s not ever a bad thing, right?"
/// by Angie Sugrim @ thevinyldistrict.com
The Nuclears are a band from Brooklyn, NY that lives for leather jackets, Rolling Rock, and making a whole lot of noise.
The Nukes' musical influences are readily apparent from the second the needle hits the wax, but it's equally clear that these boys aren't satisfied with copping riffs and rehashing tunes everyone's heard before. They're not reinventing the wheel, but they're sure as hell pumping some much-needed fresh air into the tires.
2012 saw the band release a series of singles, including the paranoiac fuzzed-out stomper "Myrtle Ave at 4:00am" and the boy-girl Motown refugee that is "Baby You Know I Love You (But You Gotta Stop Bringing Me Down)," that showcase just how much they're willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone of party tunes blasted through amps perpetually cranked to 11. Nobody could rightly accuse them of "maturing," but it's plain to see that the band's not done with exploring all possible methods of melting faces.
Right now, the Nuclears are in the process of completing their second LP, to be released just in time for a massive nationwide spring tour that will have them performing at South By Southwest in Austin, TX and cutting a session at Horseshack recording studio in Rock Island, IL for the website Daytrotter.
"The Nuclears play exactly the kind of rock n roll that the CBGB's Festival had been missing all weekend. Band members bent over backwards to solo onstage, hair plastered to sweaty foreheads, pin-balling between packed throngs of fans that included glimpses of false eyelashes, fishnets, and glittery flapper dresses on both men and women.... And isn't that the true spirit of CBGB?" - Consequence Of Sound
"Gutter rock numbers that do The Dictators proud...one confident, bad-ass, braggadocios bunch." - Broken Beard
Self-declared bringers of alternative rock for Generation Z, Youthquake is full-bore wall of guitar fuzz with heavily-delayed vocals delivering emotive hooks under a thick layer of makeup. -Scenic NYC