The Echo Friendly

Early Show

The Echo Friendly

Amalie Bruun

Thu, February 14, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Echo Friendly - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Echo Friendly
Chances are you have something in common with the off and on couple behind The Echo Friendly… the heartsick band takes an unusually honest approach to the trials and tribulations of breaking up. The Echo Friendly are Jake Rabinbach (guitar, vocals) and Shannon Esper (vocals).

Their debut album chronicles an often ambitious friendship fraught with tension and second-guessing over the difficulty of staying close to someone with whom you used to be closer. And yet at root is a bond forger over a love of music: for the ’90s indie rock through which they found a common ground; for Memphis, the home of rock-and-roll where they kindled their relationship and eventually recorded their album. ”Same Mistakes,” a track from the LP that appeared on the first seasons of HBO’s Girls, has Rabinbach and Esper trading vocals as they chide themselves for reverting to old habits.

There are infinite songs about relationships, but rarely do we come across an interplay of music and love as symbiotic – and unabashedly co-dependent – as it does in the work of The Echo Friendly.
Amalie Bruun - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Amalie Bruun
Amalie Brunn released her debut album in 2006 on Kick Music with 11 songs written by herself and her father Michael Christie. Amalie Bruun is also a pianist and writes songs with other composers, including Moh Denebi from Stockholm . In 2008 she created the title song for Reality show Paradise Hotel . The song is called If You Give It Up and has also made music video in Mexico , where the show takes place. Amalie Bruun went to New York later in 2008 and won the New York songwriters
circle international award. She is now permanently residing in New York. In 2010 she published The EP 'Branches' which was recorded at Pirate Studios in New York in partnership with Watt White. In August 2010 played Amalie Bruun in a commercial for Chanel perfume Bleu De Chanel, directed by Martin Scorsese , along with Gaspard Ulliel and Ingrid Schram. She was also a member of The Lonely Island , "Jack Sparrow", where you[specify] saw her as Forrest Gumps wife Jenny with Michael Bolton. In spring 2012 she released the single "Siren", written and produced in collaboration with Mark Saunders on A:Larm Music.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com