The Northside Festival: The FREEwilliamsburg Showcase at Brooklyn Bowl
We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Northside Festival showcase at Brooklyn Bowl.
Last year, we hosted Real Estate, These Are Powers, Air Waves, Javelin and Organs, to much acclaim.
This year, we’ve booked an equally stellar line-up that includes Pitchfork Best New Music recipients Keepaway. Full line-up below:
2009 saw a few fresh-faced youngsters (USF, Blind Man’s Colour) attempting their best Animal Collective impression– and if the continued appeal of Merriweather Post Pavilion is any indication, their sound is sure to become more prevalent. There’s a hint of A.C.’s wooly weirdness in “Yellow Wings”, from relatively unknown Brooklyn trio Keepaway‘s just-released debut EP, Baby Style. The clipped vocal samples and woozy synths that open the song have some parallels with MPP‘s blasted-beat utopia, while rubbery guitar lines add Feels-era reference points to the mix. But on the evidence here, Keepaway also have an inclination toward indie-rock accessibility, allowing them to sidestep the formlessness that can suffocate more strict A.C.-devotees. [via]
Hooray for Earth
One of the most intriguing debut EPs released in recent memory… Hooray for Earth’s Momo both embraces the advanced, nuanced pop rhythmic and musical quality that’s come out of New York City lately. [via]
This will be her 2nd ever U.S. show! Welcome to the neighborhood Nanna Øland Fabricius.
Glass Ghost’s simple but sublime “Like A Diamond” was the first track to garner attention some months back, and deservedly so. It’s an affecting, gently aspirated bedtime piece coupling GG main mind Eliot Kimsky’s introspective ruminations with understated rimclicks and rolling Rhodes keys. In tune and percussion it struck me as the nocturnal cousin to Merriweather Post Pavilion’s “Guys Eyes,” and in feel and tone it seemed to capture Kimsky’s Glass Ghost moniker perfectly: nearly translucent and delicate vocals set to a melody that lingered long after you pressed stop. [via]
a new Brooklyn lo-fi sorta-supergroup featuring lead Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone, Woods bassist Kevin Morby, and Justin Sullivan, drummer for Brooklyn band Bossy. Now we’ve got a new song, “Meet Me in the City”, that occupies an appealing middle ground between the Vivians’ slapdash garage pop and Woods’ scorched-earth stoner-folk [via]
With a late night set from DFA’s Justin Miller and FREEwilly faves, Rude Dudes, spinning between sets.
More information to come — including the 411 about drink specials — but mark you calendars, and RSVP here. The festival begins next Thursday, so check out the full line-up at The L Magazine.
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