Magmana, Daltonians, Abandoned Lighthouse

Tue, March 12, 2013

8:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Natureboy is the musical project of Sara Kermanshahi. The project continues her musical collaboration with Cedar Apffel (Masterface/ House on A Hill) who produced her records. Starkly emotional and strangely evocative, her music weaves modern loops and samples with folk elements to create a haunting synthesis of moody, intelligent, melodic music. Natureboy will appeal to fans of Mazzy Star, Beach House, Cat Power, and Bon Iver.

A former member of Seattle's House On A Hill, Sara created Natureboy upon moving to Brooklyn in 2007. Natureboy is quickly gaining a fan base of loyal and excited listeners. She's been playing a steady stream of gigs in New York, Chicago and Boston sharing the stage with a number of esteemed artists such as Cate Le Bon, Magnolia Electric Co., Mirel Wagner, Laura Gibson, School of Seven Bells, Tiny Vipers, Sharon Van Etten, and Marissa Nadler. The band embarked on a 15 date European tour in late 2010, playing cities such as Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen.

Natureboy's live performances are as captivating as her recorded music. Onstage, Sara closes her eyes, curls up her toes, and gives herself completely to the music. Her unique, natural vocal style and skillful guitar playing feels vulnerable and almost threatening. The band builds on the power of her sound with tastefully-woven waves of guitar, synth, bass, and drums.

Natureboy's music has been featured on Brooklyn Vegan, in Esopus magazine, on KEXP, KCRWfeatured the band as an "Artist You Should Know," RCRD LBL and was recorded live by NYC Taper. Sara recorded a Daytrotter Session this summer. The debut album was included on many best of 2009 lists including, The Sky Report, and Musicology NYC. She has also been featured in a number of publications like Deli, Wears The Trousers, Largehearted Boy, Vivoscene, The Wounded Jukebox and Performer.
We assembled your chair from ancient bones and this tablecloth is sparkling because it is made of eyes--a million eyes looking through us into something unknown and ethereal as we drink our tea. Your latest dream hovers between us in the shape of a crystal ball. This is our Tea Party. We pass the sugar and look! Your finger has fallen off at the knuckle and is resting in your cup. And my lips were red, but since your finger fell off, my lips are now blue. But let's just listen. There is a rattle, a scraping, and a chime to start...

Tea Parties is Magmana's first self-release, and was originally released under the name Treasure. Seven songs written and recorded in Joan Tick and Caleb Lindskoog's Brooklyn apartment. And there is a book of short stories written in the night, underwater, between conversations and covers. One short story for each song written by Joan and illustrated by Maude Black, who is the same artist who created the cover art. Only 300 have been made. The covers are letter-pressed, screen-printed, and hand-painted one by one.
Sonically drawing from groups like The National, Mazzy Star and Fleet Foxes, Daltonians is a new Brooklyn based trio. The brainchild of multi instrumentalist Julie Jay, the band consists of Julie on lead vocal and guitar, Danielle DePalma on bass and Chris Golinski on drums. With Jay's lyrical and enchanting melodies, DePalma's production and recording experience and Golinski's rhythmic soundscapes, the band has worked to create a cohesive sound in a very short time
Abandoned Lighthouse
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211