Lissy Trullie

Lissy Trullie

Blonds, ohnomoon (Album Release), I Am Lightyear

Wed, April 25, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Lissy Trullie - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Lissy Trullie
"With a tomboy growl and Television–ish guitar hooks, her first EP brings enough attitude to put art stars in their place. 'The notches in your belt make your pants tight!' she taunts. Then she makes those tight pants move to a bruising cover of Hot Chip's "Ready for the Floor." The girl can rock an after–after party." -ROLLING STONE
Blonds - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Blonds
Blonds is fronted by female vocalist Cari Rae, who's accompanied by her musical brain and beau, Jordy Asher. Their music is but a day dream in a dreary-painted world.

Stereogum: Band To Watch "Rousing and expansive in sound, wistful and sanguine in lyric..." - Amrit Singh
ohnomoon (Album Release) - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
ohnomoon (Album Release)
New York, NY - The New York based band, ohnomoon will release their debut EP - VVV - on March 10, 2015 and they have partnered up with The Music Ninja to give you an exclusive first listen to their new single, "Low." The quartet (Kat Lee, Corey Oliver, Michael Spivack, Trevor Gunderson) wrote, recorded and produced the 5 song EP entirely in New York. Having already built a solid fan base from touring around the city, the band decided to launch an indiegogo campaign in May 2014, to help fund the record and their first video. The campaign was so successful, partially due to the incredible campaign video that can be seen here, that they not only reached their goal but also surpassed it before the two-month deadline. By July, they were at 110%. With a number of NY area shows under their belt, the band will celebrate the EP release with a performance at Mercury Lounge on March 16, 2015. All dates are listed below, with more being added shortly.

ohnomoon spent a good deal of 2014 in the studio in preparation of their debut EP, VVV. Their sound best emulates the early 90s distortion of bands like My Bloody Valentine, if you dipped and melted that sound in the electro experimentalism of mid-era Radiohead. Unintentionally or not, the name "ohnomoon" sounds otherworldly and their music follows suit - at times abrasive and others blissfully melodic. The band has been described as "distorted sleep rock" and "hooky, noisy, shoegaze pop." The title of the EP is consistent with the band's visually appealing name and VVV is a proper introduction to ohnomoon's subconscious sound. The lyrics read like poetry and are both relatable and open to interpretation. When asked about the writing process, vocalist Kat Lee said, "I can explore, live in places in a song that would be hard for me to talk about, which I might not have any interest in dissecting in conversation." She continues, "I always want to create a mood or head space that feels familiar and honest, so I hope whatever resounds most with the listener is intuitive, like the feeling you can get from a shared look or touch." Words on the page take on a different life when sung by Lee. She stretches and carries notes in ways that are both elegant and heartfelt. The word "ride" is heard a few times on VVV and that's exactly what ohnomoon does to the music - take it on a ride. A ride which bends and snaps between reality and uncertainty.
I Am Lightyear - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
I Am Lightyear
The ability to reinvent yourself takes talent, without a doubt, both because it requires enough skill to remake your persona and enough courage to let go of who you were before. Lightyear, the brand new electro-pop baby of Lauren Zettler, is the product of such talent in action. Lightyear combines stark, popping electronics, warm, bouncing basslines and Zettler’s own airy vocals, to create a sound that’s both human and intangible—filled with space and feeling. It’s strong music
that addresses vulnerability while revering strength, in the great tradition of Emily Haines and Patty Griffin.

“It Beats” is a song about how even when you know you need everything to be different, you can rely on the fact that your heart can be trusted and will keep on beating. It might seem like a tried and true theme—trust yourself, everything will be okay—and it is. Zettler draws her songwriting
inspiration from such classic pop composers as Billy Joel and Elton John, neither of whom were strangers to themes of the heart, but her lush instrumentation makes the tunes more than just love songs. “Home” is another such example. Zettler once again takes the form—the break-up song—and adds her own twist, both through a driving guitar line and swirling keyboards and through her philosophical look at something so sad and simple as being absent and present at the same time, disappearing from someone’s life but knowing you’re still there.

Lightyear is true to its name. The songs are filled with space and sound that’s bright as light, and they all take on a shape that’s much larger than just their lyrics and arrangements. They pull from themes of change and heartbreak that are without a doubt familiar to everyone, and tap into that
feeling you always forget about until you’re in it again. The feeling that everything is open and your life seems to be made of nothing and capable of everything at once.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com