PigPen Theatre Co

Early Show

PigPen Theatre Co

Elijah Ocean

Tue, February 26, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12

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This event is 21 and over

PigPen Theatre Co - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
PigPen Theatre Co
"Acoustic guitar, accordion, harmonies and enough Brit-folk melodies to make Mumford & Sons jealous." -American Songwriter

"A Redmoon spectacle multiplied by a Decemberists concert... It's tough to shake the notion that you're in at the launch stage of a group that could soon escape orbit." -Time Out Chicago

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshman at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was featured by American Songwriter and was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, was released on October 8th and was premiered by American Songwriter. They were also the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row in 2010 and 2011, and produced several original plays off-Broadway earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine and more - ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of both 2011 and 2012.

PigPen is thrilled to be developing their debut children’s novel with Writers House, one of the world’s leading young adult literary agencies, as they are currently on tour as a band.
Elijah Ocean - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Elijah Ocean
“Warm, smokey, laced with honey and rough around the edges like a piece of cedar siding, Elijah Ocean’s voice couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. Isn’t that how most great things come to us? Out of the blue and without any announcement except that feeling of rightness. That confirmation that yes, there are still people out there making the kind of music that resonates, that is made for a purpose beyond money or fame. That is made simply because it must be made. All Americana and musky, emotion-ridden tunes, Ocean sings sad songs without being pathetic and sings happy ones with the grin of a troubadour.” – Bleeker Street Beat

In April of 2012, Elijah Ocean released his sophomore solo album, Tumble & Fall, to international acclaim. Through expert songcraft, Ocean speaks wisely throughout the record on the complexities of falling in and out of love. To help achieve the organic sound, he and his Brooklyn band traveled to the woods of Chester, Connecticut to Eric Lichter’s all-analog Dirt Floor Studio. There, they filled out Ocean’s imaginative folk songs with organs, pianos, vocal harmonies, drums and electric guitars. The result is a beautiful and smart record that recalls those such as Harvest and Blonde On Blonde, and sits comfortably beside current releases by Ray Lamontagne and Ryan Adams.

Ocean was born in a small house in the Hudson Valley. His parents later moved the family to the woods of midcoast Maine, where he grew up writing songs in a barn. Before moving to Brooklyn in 2009, Ocean hung his hat in Portland, where he recorded and released his folky solo debut, The Wind or the Wine. As well, he fronted Loverless, a power trio with three full-length albums in their wake.

Ocean is currently performing regionally, and has begun work on what will be his third solo release.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com