Frogbelly and Symphony

Early Show

Frogbelly and Symphony

Devil Dinosaur

Mon, February 4, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Frogbelly and Symphony - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Frogbelly and Symphony
Frogbelly and Symphony release debut album Blue Bright Ow Sleep on CD, vinyl and digital formats on Labelship UK, available in the U.S. on March 24th.

Frogbelly and Symphony are born of the clash and fusion that characterized the late 20th century. Disparate influences from the Old World to New York are brought together in the furnaces of Sheffield and Brooklyn, revealing a stylistic repertoire that injects the indigenous workingman’s soul into the periphery of the bohemian metropolis. Academically trained in traditional instrument playing and constantly experimenting with production techniques, the band systematically processes every imaginable acoustic influence.

Coming from an experimental post-punk and noise approach on their 2013 debut the EYE (Labelship, UK), Frogbelly and Symphony are now presenting their forthcoming full-length!

Blue Bright Ow Sleep was produced by Martin Bisi (Bill Laswell, Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls) and tracked in the fabled BC studio in Brooklyn. It was thereafter mixed at the Laundry Rooms Studio in Sheffield, both steps in the analogue domain of vintage record producing. Subsequently it was also mastered for digital media. The album will be available in the U.S. on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Labelship UK on March 24th. Progressive rock echoes through folk landscapes, with urban poetry, pop melodies, repetitive chants and experimental segues.
The official record release show will be at Rough Trade NYC on April 18th as part of a national release tour.

Conceptually, Blue Bright Ow Sleep has been developed while playing 100+ shows in Europe, UK and US since they began performing in 2012. The band was newly-discovered by radio WFUV at the CMJ Marathon in October 2014. Frogbelly’s first official single Patch of Blue premiered recently on their UKNY show. With band members living on both sides of the pond, it has been a challenging yet inspiring journey through a surrealist world of dark and light, blue and bright, war and peace, and truth and lie.
Devil Dinosaur - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002