Total Control

Total Control

Pop. 1280, Night Sins, Sleepies

Wed, May 22, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Total Control - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Total Control
Total Control's debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands, and is the definitive statement from a band that have evolved continually from aggressive angular post-punk to minimal techno. It is live where the band are most consistent, exploiting their punk and hardcore backgrounds to present their songs in their most frantic, high energy incarnations.
Pop. 1280 - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Pop. 1280
Pop. 1280 are the hardest working scumbags in New York City. The leaders of the “nü-pigfuck” as coined by the Village Voice, these post-cyberpunks have been terrorizing unassuming audience members for the last four years. Band leaders Chris Bug and Ivan Lip formed the band in late 2008, and since then have released three seven inches, for Badmaster and Blind Prophet, in addition to two albums on Sacred Bones. The Grid EP, landed in 2010 and their near universally-acclaimed debut LP, The Horror followed in early 2012. They have been featured in Stereogum, Impose, and the Village Voice and got glowing reviews from Pitchfork, CMJ, Dusted, and the Agit Reader. The band has toured the East Coast and Midwest numerous times, including stops at Chicago’s famed Bitchpork fest and NY’s Northside Festival.
Night Sins - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Night Sins
"Night Sins is aural proof this side of the Atlantic that life does not walk so dark all over Europe alone. Emerging sometime around 2010 under the oppressive skies of Philadelphia, these overcast malcontents are fitly connected to a city engrossed in shadow-soaked vices and dilapidated architecture. Not to imply that there isn't a comforting sort of gloominess in this musical malaise, as Night Sins frolic down the musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox with enough hints of The Mission and extensions into 80's darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on it's own. Bass and drums punch through the mist thick as thieves, guitar lines circle like falcons overhead, minimal synths street clean some of the residual dirt, and singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball's vocals confidently press into the intimate fog. There is a brilliant light in the midst of dimness, and Night Sins is carrying the torch." -Dean Troxell
Sleepies - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
According to the Sleepies' Myspace, "Formed the band for a homework assignment back in the early 90s. Got a B-. Never looked back." This history is apparent in their brash playing and enticing melodies, all that serve to preserve a youthful punk aesthetic.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002