Diary

Late Show

Diary

Petal Crush, Nam Wayne

Sun, October 29, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Diary
Diary
Diary is a primarily Brooklyn based group, drawn together by a love of dream pop and guitar music. Founding members Andy Brienza and Kevin Bendis first began writing music together in college near Philadelphia, but only recently discovered a magical connection through the creation of Diary. Recruiting fellow college allum Chris Croarkin and New York confidant Will Banyard to fill out roles at bass and drums respectively, the current iteration of Diary was able to take shape. They have since played venues across New York and continue to write new songs with an 80's tinge, about love, loneliness, and supernatural visions.

Just this Spring, Diary released its debut EP, Love Shadows, a dreamy collection of songs that span an amalgam of genres, from new wave to no wave. Stitched together with themes of wistful longing, despair, and dream-states, Diary connected the dots between their harrowing pop songs. Drawing inspiration from Echo and the Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Simple Minds, and others, Diary was reshaped their favorite sounds into a modern context. The songs themselves are drenched shadowy feelings of nostalgia; gazing back at high school daze, and pondering the banality of existence. Premiered through Obscure Sound, the EP has since received considerable positive press.
Petal Crush
Petal Crush
Brooklyn's Petal Crush previously existed (under a different moniker) as a demo project by Andy “Viper” Petrusky. Once the dust settled in 2014, the pathway to record the album he had in mind became strinkgly obvious. After sending the original four demos to friends in Philadelphia, Andy was quickly introduced to Jacob “Shaky” Hammill, the famed Astro Puff Studios producer and front man of Killer Bangs.

With Shaky on board, the duo (along with a select few) piloted a rock excursion that would last them a year a change. From the beginning there was an evident 'work hard play hard' mentality when it came to producing, mixing, and creativity. The resulting album “Electrica” is a blasting chorus of hired guns and heavily structured song writing. The songs are haunted by past greats like Nirvana, Pixies, and Iggy Pop, all while punching through to the future of garage rock and inventing a pop/rock experience all of its own. The 10 song debut was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, White Stripes, the Killers) in Los Angeles.
Nam Wayne
Nam Wayne
Nam Wayne is a Philadelphia tape-rocker and reverb junkie of Scottish Vietnamese ancestry. Wayne began writing his self-titled debut album back in 2005, intending to give it a rough charm by finishing the entire thing in one week. But a number of factors – including tape equipment failures, a drummer’s coma and convalescence, the economic downturn, the recent vinyl manufacturing bottleneck, and Wayne’s meticulousness – delayed its completion by twelve years until now. As it turns out, the delay is just long enough for Decade of Darkness, the album’s resident Bush-era protest song, to become a period piece that is ominously relevant once again.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com