Honey wild, Companion

Honey wild, Companion

Sam Buck Rosen, Adios Ghost

Thu, January 10, 2013

8:00 pm

$7.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Honey Wild
Honey Wild
Honey Wild is a Rocknroll band from Brooklyn. Named after a favorite Beach Boys record, 1967's Wild Honey, they draw influence from melodic 60s rock, as well as the frenetic Afro-Pop of fellow New Yorkers Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend. The band formed in late 2011 through mutual friends at Williamsburg's Blackbird Parlour (since closed), where front-man Joe Stevens was working as a line cook and soon met college friends Andy Payne and Steven Laing. They began practicing in a storage unit in Queens, and forged a sound balancing pop sensibility with inventive, sometimes A.D.D. structure. Songs often surround city life and bohemia, merging the bizarre with the everyday. In April of 2013, the band released a three-song EP, Mea Culpa, and toured the Midwestern U.S. for two weeks. Currently, they are working on new material for a debut album and playing shows throughout the city. Joe Sparrow of ANBAD writes, "[the music] immediately elevates itself from good guitar pop to good guitar pop with added curiosities. And all of a sudden, Honey Wild are a band to watch."
Companion
Companion
Companion, a new project from Pepi Ginsberg (Red, East is East) evolved over the course of 2011 and has now found strong footing in it's lush vocal arrangements and strong rhythmic hooks. A clear departure from her earlier work, Companion delivers artful pop with a twist.

Ginsberg, this time around, developed a new sound first starting with more thorough home recordings, and by creating harmonies with band mates Anna Thorngate and Amy Carrigan, both of whom sang for a spell in the Brooklyn Ladies Choir, an all girls singing group Ginsberg formed in the winter of 2010.

With these vocally heavy versions of the songs, Ginsberg then teamed up with long-time bass-player Tim Lappin, new guitarist Kirk Schoenherr and drummer Justin Veloso to flesh out the tracks. Using beats Ginsberg made at home and reinterpreting with drummer Justin Veloso in the studio, the band started to create a sound that incorporated elements both organic and electronic. "I needed to learn how to write harder parts on my guitar, sing more challenging melodies and was listening to a lot of HOT 97," says Ginsberg. "I wanted to build beats and have electronic aspects to the music, so I had to figure out how to write them, and blend those ideas with the organic nature of the songs."

The production here is big and airy. With help from names such as Jake Aron (Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, Jamie Lidell) and Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog), Companion's eponymous debut is powerful, rich and compelling. It marks an auspicious and mature beginning for a young band.
Sam Buck Rosen
Sam Buck Rosen
Adios Ghost
Adios Ghost
Adios Ghost started in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn as the home recording project of Ben Sigerson. It expanded quickly in scope and direction with the addition of Simon Davenport, Jimmy Stull–friends from college in Madison, Wisconsin–and A. Loew, a friend from growing up in DC. Their early practices were held in cramped, by-the-hour rehearsal spaces in Midtown, followed by a brief stay in a dingy Clinton Hill garage, before settling in their current warehouse basement in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Taking their name from a line in a Big L song, Adios Ghost has slowly and painstakingly woven their sound together out of equally unlikely elements, including psych, early house, indie folk and West African guitar music.

Adios Ghost’s debut EP was released in January 2013 on 12” vinyl and is available for streaming and download at www.adiosghost.com. The EP met with praise from a number of well-regarded music blogs, and was described as "wild and worldly", "full bodied, and impassioned" and "intensely colourful". Since the release, they’ve slowly built a following in and around Brooklyn. In September 2013, they released a new single, “Splitting Glass”, and their next one, “Counting Paces”, is coming out in Spring 2014.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.cameony.com