The Fluids Album Launch

Axis Mundi Records x The Mercury Lounge present...

The Fluids Album Launch

Jack Killen

Thu, October 26, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Fluids
The Fluids
The Fluids are here to take a sonic poleax to the clean cut rock vibe that dominates Brooklyn. The project was born from the premortal sludge that is post-collegiate malaise, unrequited lust, and endless consumption of reality TV. Trapped between corporate angst and young stoner life (shout-out Young Thug), the band honed their sound over the past few years, which is inspired by (and perhaps a more raucous version of) Talking Heads' unhinged art punk jukebox and Berlin-era David Bowie. Their shambolic skills were honed in a local practice space where they crafted songs around lead singer Mike Tony's wild vocal inabilities, a speak-sing punch that rattles across shards of shattered eardrums.

Taking their no-wave thrashing and the indomitable spirit of a MasterChef Jr. contestant to the stage early on only strengthened their conviction that they were cooking up something special. So impressed with himself was Nick DeMolina (keys/vox) that he showed video of The Fluids' first performance to his co-bartender, Cooper Formant. The older, more experienced musician was all set to take this young, meme-obsessed wannabe to task for what he was sure would be another mundane outfit from a city packed with the same. Instead, he witnessed a sweaty, magnanimous display of valorous rock where structure came as an innate byproduct of deranged instincts. And he wanted to be a part of it.

Formant brought his Zeppelin-esque riffage and stoned parental nature to the band, sagely guiding them towards their full, furious potential. Finally whole, The Fluids entered 66 Rivington Studios in Manhattan's Lower East Side with producer Matthew "Pickles" Iwanusa of Caveman and producer/engineer/mixer Nico Chiotellis to record No Kidding!. Several years in the making, the record is the group's first step towards much larger goals, which include all-inclusive trips to Ibiza.
Jack Killen
Jack Killen
Jack Killen (aka Killer Killen aka Jacques Killen aka Jack “The Killer” Killen) is the former front man of the Brooklyn party rock band WORKOUT and "The Mickey Spillane of Detective Rock." Pull the trigger and get blasted with Pulp lyrics, machine gun guitars, and funeral organs (probably yours).

The music references life on the outskirts, knifes and miniskirts, the wife and the perp. In Killen’s world, skin is the ultimate currency and the streets are filled with outlaws and hustlers, from money hungry murderers to the downtrodden they prey on, from a heavy drinking beat cop to the poet dealer. Follow him on his journey in a city of renegades, good vs bad vs the grey area, from the swindles that keep the money moving to the back room business deals that make you take a bite out of the Blood Red Apple they call New York.

The Pulp Gods of the 1900’s had hero detectives with unbreakable codes and hard boiled integrity. Today there are no heroes, just people that fell too far to be saved. If you find yourself at the bottom and you’re looking for company, look no further.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com