Light Heat

Late Show

Light Heat

The Dardys

Thu, June 27, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Light Heat - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Light Heat
Bursting forth as a fully-formed artist in 1999, Quentin Stoltzfus has been rotating the crops ever since. Having made a string of records with his former group which incorporated the influences of both Johns Cale *and* Cage, the gazes of both shoe and star, Mazarin released smoothly jangled albums you want to listen to in a dune buggy on Mars.
The fact that Quentin has not released a record since Mazarin’s We’re Already There (2005) borders on absurd, but know this: that whole time, Quentin Stoltzfus was writing and recording the collection of tunes presented henceforth under the name Light Heat. Written and recorded in the hours and days between producing albums for friends and pulling hours as a professional mover, Light Heat's self-titled album came together in a stone barn with a world-class recording studio he helped to build, a yurt in the deep woods of Virginia, and his home studio in the Philly neighborhood of Fishtown .
Written, re-written, recorded and re-recorded over seven years, the sessions making up this album ultimately came together with the help of an assembled group of old friends including Paul Maroon, Matt Barrick, Peter Bauer and Walter Martin from the popular recording and live group, The Walkmen, while producing, engineering and mixing duties were helmed by Quentin himself.
The result is an album chock full of metaphysical news. The group manages to weave classic references with the sound of the future. Embodied within you'll find sweet soft harmonies alongside guitar pyrotechnics and a rhythm section adrift in time signatures recalling Can, Faust, Cluster, you get the picture? Light Heat is without doubt the creative extension of writer Quentin Stoltzfus' previous efforts yet thanks to the passing of time, the loss of the name Mazarin to… well, another Mazarin. Light Heat is less a new direction for Quentin and much more a new beginning.
Light Heat’s debut self-titled album is out on Ribbon Music, June 25th
The Dardys - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Dardys
The Dardys are a 5-piece NYC based indie pop band. With equal nods to Merseybeat, Buddy Holly and Nirvana, The Dardys construct catchy and hooky songs around unconventional and sometimes uncomfortable arrangements. Don't be fooled, The Dardys are no retro nostalgia trip, constantly changing and finding new ways to force a piece of music through the 5 distinct personalities in the band. After releasing their EP "Perfume & Leather" in spring of 2011, The Dardys went on a national tour including shows at SXSW and stops throughout the south and midwest. As a local NYC band, The Dardys have played extensively throughout NYC, at parties for VICE magazine and MMNY music festival, where they played in a park in Soho. Their first EP "Stumbles Blackout" was self-released in 2009 and showcases their transition to a fully fledged rock band.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com