Andrew Keoghan, Lips, DTROTBOT, Graph Rabbit

Andrew Keoghan



Graph Rabbit

Sun, November 25, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Andrew Keoghan - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Andrew Keoghan
'If anything, it reminds me of David Bowie’s similarly genreless ★ or the work of Kirin J Callinan, but possessed by an exquisite chamber-pop grace befitting Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors' – Stereogum, 2016

Critically acclaimed in his homeland New Zealand and following up from his lauded first single which premiered on Stereogum in January, Andrew Keoghan presents his new album in what promises to be a special release show at Rough Trade.

Out July 29, Every Orchid Offering is Keoghan's first U.S-released L.P and the second single Queues At Dani Keys, like the rest of the album, demonstrates a percussion-heavy approach. It features New York's Brazilian percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos, who as well as being a STOMP cast member, has worked with Sting, The Fugees and Lauryn Hill.

Predominantly written during a two-month period of isolation on a stormy, black sand beach in Keoghan's homeland, the album is a collection of 10 songs that seek to make sense of a peripatetic existence between New Zealand and Brooklyn, where Keoghan relocated in 2013. It's a series of personal vignettes about transience, sexuality, conceived gender roles, commitment, lust and modern reincarnation, combining a pop sensibility with contemporary R&B, electronic and orchestral elements.

The album features duets with Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea), along with contributions from some of Keoghan's other New Zealand cohorts from The Ruby Suns, Phoenix Foundation and Lawrence Arabia.

'The first single is the spare, gorgeous “Stuck in Melodies” which is a duet with Claire Duncan... Building slowly, the song is a real showcase for Keoghan and Duncan’s intertwining harmonies' – Brooklyn Vegan, 2015

‘Immaculate baroque pop craftsmanship combined with Keoghan’s enchanting vocals helped make this the top local album of the year’ – The New Zealand Herald, 2011
Lips - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for Casio sounds, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and forming the soul blues act Fredericks Brown in 2007. In 2010 Brown decided to take the leap and make music in her own right.

Characterised by a giant pair of lips on legs, Lips is that solo persona. Having already won comparisons to the likes of Oh Land and Little Dragon, her's is a unique sound characterised by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Whether it's loneliness or love, anger of happiness, Brown has a knack for capturing the bittersweet nuances of life and putting them to song.

Having released an EP via Bandcamp in 2010, Brown has just released the track "Everything to me", which she describes as "an everyday account of needing to take a break from your everyday... and the deeper sentiment of supporting your loved ones through the hurdles that life throws at them".

As Lips, Brown's ability to both transfix and entertain make her a must see live act.
DTROTBOT - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Experimental, Glam, Powerpop band from New York City on BlackOutTrain Records.
Graph Rabbit - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Graph Rabbit
Graph Rabbit is the Brooklyn-based duo of artist/composer Austin
Donohue (guitar, vocals) and experimental pianist Shy Kedmi (analogue
synths). Graph Rabbit’s debut album Snowblind – released October 9th –
is produced by Allen Farmelo (The Cinematic Orchestra, Talk Normal,
Mike Jorgensen of Wilco) and mastered by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk,
Sigur Rós).
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002