Harper Blynn

Early Show

Harper Blynn

Beca

Fri, June 8, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Harper Blynn - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Harper Blynn
"If pop hooks were Monopoly money, this foursome would be buying hotels on Park Place by now."
-Time Out New York

Harper Blynn is classic pop reimagined. The band's instantly hummable music is remarkable not only for its breadth but also its intimacy, ranging from four-on-the-floor dance stompers to near-whispered pleas for understanding. In 2009, the Brooklyn quartet caught the ear of journeyman ...producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes), who signed on to produce their debut full-length, Loneliest Generation. Besides playing over 150 dates in 2010, the band also managed to release a self-produced eponymous EP that demonstrates the tremendous growth and confidence that a year on the road can provide. As inspiring as these recordings are, Harper Blynn effortlessly transcends them in concert, delivering three-part harmonies over a smartly-arranged blend of guitar, keyboards, bass and drums that is at once minimalistically modern and timelessly organic. In fact, the band’s musical proficiency and on-stage chemistry raise an uncomfortable question: “Where did all the real bands go?” We may never know for sure, but at least there’s one still standing: Harper Blynn.
-David Mead
Beca - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Landing in London recently with a brand new project under the Beca pseudonym, "Let's Run Wild" is the New Yorker's debut EP on This Is Music, revealing a fresh, darker, moodier sound that fits Beca like a glove.

Ashley Beedle's remix of "Let's Run Wild" takes the original's smooth sound, and cranks things up a gear, creating a sonically powerful track that promises peak-time dancefloor action and a rattling of soundsystems worldwide. On the B-side, Klic (better known under his alternative alias 'Medlar') creates a big and bassy house/garage hybrid using cut up vocals. B-side bonus track "Fall Into Light" shifts the mood back to the dark atmospherics that hold this project together, and describes a powerful tale of desire and forbidden romance, while an electric ride of stripped-back beats takes you on an effortless journey through the music.

Imagine a female Serge Gainsbourg produced by the RZA. "Let's Run Wild" covers a whole range of sounds and emotions, and reaches out from the depths of the subconscious to grab you by the scruff of the neck and demand repeated listening.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com