Dead Stars, Fan-Tan, Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Dead Stars

Fan-Tan

Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Mon, January 28, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Dead Stars
Dead Stars
Brooklyn's Dead Stars craft fuzzy, hook-filled indie-pop that pairs crunchy guitars with playful pop melodies and big, explosive choruses. Made up of cousins Jeff Moore (guitars, vocals) and Jaye Moore (drums), along with longtime friend John Watterberg (bass), the band won over fans with 2014's debut LP Slumber and has spent the past few years playing countless live shows, sharing stages with acts like White Fence, Fucked Up, Nude Beach and Girlpool.

It's no surprise that Dead Stars' fuzzed-out sound has earned comparisons to indie-rock titans like Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, and The Lemonheads, but they're not riding the coattails of '90s nostalgia; they're simply remembering what drew them to music in the first place. The infectious college radio anthems that dominated the airwaves, the epic guitar riffs and anthemic choruses that led to dreams of quitting school, escaping suburbia, and touring the world, and the ear-splitting feedback resonating from all-ages clubs across America seeped into their brains and never left. It's what gives Dead Stars' songs that unmistakable feeling of being invincible, and the sense that nothing really matters except for where you are right now. It's based on the notion that you don't need gimmicks to make a statement: all you need are some catchy tunes and a couple of good friends to jam with.

On March 4th, Dead Stars will release their sophomore LP, Bright Colors, on their own Weird Tree Records. True to their signature sound and no-frills attitude, it features a mix of upbeat, hummable melodies, heavy, buzzing guitars, and straightforward songwriting that urges fans to sing along after just one listen. From the bouncy guitar lines and heavy-hitting chorus of lead single "Calm Punk" to the slow build of "Stay Here," it dives deeper into their sometimes nostalgic, always authentic world of upbeat indie-rock.
Fan-Tan
Fan-Tan
"Brooklyn post-punk trio Fan-tan began in 2007 when Ryan Lee and Sandee K moved from Chapel Hill, NC to Brooklyn, NY. After four years of touring and recording, they met drummer Mike Sherburn while on the road to SXSW in 2011.

Fan-tan’s debut LP, A Strange Game, is slated for release in March of 2013 on Goodnight Records.

The first single, “1989”, was released in summer 2011 and is available for free download at http://fan-tan.bandcamp.com.

In August of 2012 a second single from the LP, "Window", was premiered by The Deli Magazine.

Melding melodic guitar noise with icy rhythmic arrangements haloed by sharp, lilting vocals, their sound recalls a more rigid My Bloody Valentine or a less rigid Gang of Four. A more dramatic Jesus and Mary Chain. A kinder Suicide."
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
"This Afro-indie band can't be pinned to any one genre but instead transcends all, with lyrical and reflective beats. The band "turns local sounds global and brings global sounds local" with its clear African influence, but its sound goes beyond this, creating a universal funk that anyone would want to jam to.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com