The Highway, Tyburn Saints

The Highway

Tyburn Saints

The Alex Mallet Band

Sun, January 6, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Highway - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Highway
The New York-based psychedelic rock band The Highway came into being nearly a decade ago. Daniel Tortoledo (vocals and bass), Ysaac Cohen (guitar), Victor Cruz (guitar) and Ted MacInnes (drums) connected over shared influences, both earthly and intangible: Philosophy. Perspective. The vastness of outer space. Mysticism. Hitchcock’s psychological mindfucks. Grassy fields and dense forests. Color. The expansiveness of the United States. The result of their collaboration is a singular sound—one that has the ability to completely take you over. Within the cacophonous, but highly orchestrated, rock trances is a writing process steeped in tradition. The Highway adheres to the mantra of less is more, and there is order here in the chaos of sound. Starting with simple chords, the band creates a spacious structure in which to elaborate. Adding psychedelic arrangements and soulful lyrics (sung with fervor by Daniel Tortoledo) they infect with potent nostalgia. They elicit a feeling of having discovered something entirely new. Their songs ebb and flow, often building to a riot—a well-crafted wall of sound, punctuated by the tweaked out echoes of dreams and philosophical spoken lyrics. In September 2010, The Highway released their first album: Forest People. And after a month-long winter tour of the US, The Highway returned home with the basis for their sophomore album. In June (2012), they will lay down their new tracks at a Converse-sponsored studio in NYC.
Tyburn Saints - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Tyburn Saints
“Tyburn Saints creates cinematic soundscapes of surf rock and post punk with a haunting, early 80′s-style detached sound simliar to The Cure, U2, Psychedelic Furs and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.”
-indie rock café: Bands on the Radar
“The band creates a kaleidoscope of shimmering jewel tones, steeped in reverb and delay pedals, a sonic pool in which you would willingly drown.”
-Pop Shifter
The Alex Mallet Band - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Alex Mallet Band
The Alex Mallett Band stand out in Brooklyn's crowded folk scene as a must-see act. Timeless original songs with with tight harmonies and banjo inspired by a range of influences spanning from old-timey to jazz and everywhere in between. Having released their first CD this summer, the road is open for this up-and-coming Brooklyn act.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com