Tippy Toes, Future Screens
Fri, January 4, 2013
8:00 pmCameo Gallery
$7 at door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.cameony.net/event/183163/
As teens, the two met in a San Francisco prep school where they became fast friends. They both studied Classical music in college and they each moved to LA at different points to pursue their musical aspirations -- working with such luminaries as Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore, The Bird and the Bee, and Mike Patton. Alex also fronted her own band, Obi Best.
The duo began writing in a studio in the hilly outskirts of LA, influenced by the sounds of Grace Jones, Arthur Russell, Todd Rundgren, rap radio station KDAY and Europop. The songs were constructed by chopping and arranging their improvisations, embellished with some previously unfulfilled desires such as 70's style guitar shredding and brief forays into rapping. The name, Touché, refers to the sporting nature of their collaborative process as well as to the music's softly confrontational style. French for "touch", Touché also alludes to the music's sensuality - it's boy-girl harmonies and oscillating textures.
Bram and Alex are multi-instrumentalists with a penchant for classic pop songwriting as well as lush synthscapes and dance floor anthems. They are song-crafters that always end up in the rave tent.
Future Screens is a synth-driven pop band inspired by the daytime television and discontinued snack brands of the Dan Quayle era. Fronted by songwriter Rob Arbelo, they produce a hybrid of glowing soundscapes and irresistible melodies, spreading electropop magic everywhere they go. The New York-based outfit consists of Arbelo, multi-instrumentalist Sky Riggs, bassist Sean Brennan and drummer Don Lavis.
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211