Elliot & The Ghost, Total Slacker, New Myths

Early Show

Elliot & The Ghost

Total Slacker

New Myths

Sat, December 10, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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Elliot & The Ghost - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Elliot & The Ghost
Elliot & The Ghost came together in 2013 in New York City. Having recently departed from Austin’s teen outfit The Steps, singer William Thompson met drummer Daniel Edwards, guitarist Brett Giroux, and bassist Connor Jones. The band’s very first performances were held in old Brooklyn loft spaces and scuzzy dives. Within a year’s time the group was invited as direct support alongside Weezer, and has since shared stages with B.B. King, The Chain Gang of 1974, amongst many others. The band released their debut EP Is this Love in early 2014. The 5-song set was recorded in the bowels of Brooklyn in a cramped basement apartment. Their limited budget required the band to get creative, mic’ing a staircase to capture percussion, and convincing two clowns from the passing Ringling Brothers circus to contribute trumpet and trombone, all the while having to stop every 5 minutes to allow the rumbling trains to pass by. Artist Direct praised Is This Love as “a vibrant painting with sonic colors spanning Nick Cave-style cinematic musings, surfed-up post-punk guitars evocative of The Smiths and The Clash, and eerily danceable beats, the songs prove instantly magnetic. Still, descriptions don't do it justice. You've just got to let Elliot & The Ghost haunt you.” Flavorpill lauded their “brand of Southern influenced pop-rock,” and Gimme Shutter declared the disk as “mesmerizing.” Similarly, CMJ applauded their “fresh, airy kind of surf-pop in the vein of early Rosebuds or the Shins stripped of cardigans and sent back to a dank basement to get a little tipsy and start all over.”
Total Slacker - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
Total Slacker
Total Slacker is the conceptual vehicle for Tucker Rountree's ever evolving song writing. Joining him in the band are seasoned Brooklyn musicians Mattie Siegal and Lydia Gammil.

Born and raised in Utah, Tucker grew up in a semi communal religious group called "Order of the Lamb", which was founded by a charismatic musician named Brad Atkisson in the 1980s. It was in this environment where Tucker learned the guitar and piano since music was a major part of the religious group's culture. Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker's releases which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon. This lead to Tucker touring and recording with Grammy Award winning artist Eric Johnson as a 23 year old and Pat Metheny's drummer, Paul Wertico.

Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker's releases which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon.

Total Slacker's 3rd LP "Parallels" is produced by Dave Weingarten ((Miniature Tigers/Bear Hands/The Pains of Being Pure At Heart). "Parallels" has a defined clarity that shows maturity and depth, recalling a strange mixture Sonic Youth, The Police and Nirvana. Also drawing from Tucker's earlier Jazz background, these songs show a newfound sophistication. Sunflower Bean's guitarist Nick Kivlen drops by for a guitar solo on "Olympus Hills".

Over the course of the past 6 years, Total Slacker has been a mainstay of Brooklyn's burgeoning indie rock explosion and has played and toured with Beach Fossils, DIIV, Rick Ross, Thee Oh Sees, Speedy Ortiz, The Rapture, WAVES, Real Estate and Best Coast.
New Myths - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
New Myths
Blending electronic elements and synthesizers with fuzzy guitars and haunting vocal melodies, NEW MYTHS create a sound that catches you and keeps you. A Brooklyn/NYC-based power trio with a new wave/rock sensibility, NEW MYTHS is the collaboration of Rosie Slater (drums/vocals), Marina Ross (bass/vocals) and Brit Boras (guitar/lead vocals).

The trio set out to write music that they loved, and started out by combining elements of bands that influenced them such as Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nirvana, Garbage, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Joy Divison. "NEW MYTHS manage to bring on the rawness of a power-trio 90’s Muffs with the smoothness of a glammed-out 80’s Blondie." - Pancakes & Whiskey

Since releasing their self-titled EP in 2012, their song “False Gold” was featured by Lou Reed on his XM radio station as well as in surf company REEF's spring ad campaign. In 2014, both The New York Times and The Gaurdian wrote up NEW MYTHS as top performers at CMJ Music Festival. Building a following with a powerful live show and a uniquely dark and dance-able sound, NEW MYTHS released their debut album "Give Me Noise" October 2014 via their own imprint Taming Ghosts.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com