Stationary Set

Late Show

Stationary Set

Modern Rivals

Wed, July 25, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Stationary Set - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Stationary Set
The Stationary Set had a very simple idea when it finally solidified: to write songs of a greater nature that it found appealing and attainable without sacrificing any content, without dumbing anything down or being afraid to be loud or blatant. It sought to make the "pop" in "pop music" not such a dirty word.

Grouping together an EP of songs, the band laid down the doormat for its home in the indie/pop realm in 2008. Several tours and elbow to elbow shows in NYC and Brooklyn later, The Stat. Set came up for air with a treasure chest of new thought and new songs, a sampling of which were recorded in studios, practice rooms and ghost houses in August 2009. Virally melodic and epic in nature, The Stationary Set have injected elements into the traditional 4-minute pop song that today's indie-rock fandom haven't heard in a long time.
Modern Rivals - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Modern Rivals
Brooklyn quintet Modern Rivals seems somewhat fittingly named for their transcendent psychedelic pop that both evokes antique 60s mod optimism, while also sounding defiantly current with their experimental edge.

Modern Rivals ethereal and dextrous songs share the buttoned-up charm of 60s psych-pop bands, mixed with more technically crafty contemporary composition. Then, all of the elements are given the Nigel Godrich dreamscape approach in which no single sound is exactly what it seems. There is a delicate warmth to Modern Rivals songs emanating from every meticulously placed note.

Their debut full-length album, Cemetery Dares, will be available on LP, CD and download on April 22, 2014. The album was produced by Kyle "Slick" Johnson (Wavves, Cymbals Eat Guitars). The lead single "Pins and Stitches" has already gained positive reactions from the likes of Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com