Mon Khmer, Foley, Midnight Hollow

Late Show

Mon Khmer


Midnight Hollow

Wed, September 4, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Mon Khmer - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Mon Khmer
Having met in Boston, the four friends found home in Brooklyn and formed Mon Khmer, following a summer of session work that included Hammarsing (vocalist/guitarist) joining Albert Hammond Jr. on a world tour.

Assembled from a wide range of backgrounds, the band shirks identification with any one genre. Some have made attempts, like Death and Taxes who wrote “You can easily parse out an influence of Battles in their sound for it was breezy and punchy, and their pool of effects pedals kept people’s ears perked up throughout.” While Brooklyn Vegan suggests “an otherworldly feel.”

Dave Cole (drums) and Mathew Scheiner (bass/keys/vocals) draw heavily from Motown Records, Shuggie Otis and Steely Dan. The band is complemented with Elias Meister’s (Guitar) jazz upbringings as well Hammarsing’s, Durutti Column, George Harrison and David Bowie songwriting influences.

Praise has indeed been high for the band's live shows, slowly captivating listeners sending them into a groove/trance/dance mode that is legitimately hard to resist. Being around for slightly over a year, Mon Khmer has shared stages with prodigious and unconventional Micachu & The Shapes, Esben & The Witch, Bear in Heaven, Secret Machines, Tony Castles, Beach Fossils, Deradoorian.
Foley - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Foley Stewart was born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His high-school band gained the attention of Mark Ronson and they started developing their sound at Allido Records. After the group went their separate ways, Foley embarked on a solo-world tour opening for Fran Healy of Travis. He then moved back to NYC and met Drummer Dave Scalia and Bassist Tim Lappin. They recorded their first single "SHAPE/STATIC" with the help of friend's studios and have begun playing shows in NYC.
Midnight Hollow - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Midnight Hollow
In this supposed mecca of thriving DIY art scenes, Brooklyn based TheMidnight Hollow have caught the ADD and wandering eyes while shunning away from the ambiguous docile stigma of indie and ubiquitous bedroom projects. Half full of satire and half empty on the literal translations of today as a human, their live show is ambivalent yet endearing, going from whispers to yelling to soul falsetto in seconds and capturing even the most phone addicted audience. Between intensity and the seductive moments where the songs breath lies their signature sense of mystery and curiosity that elevate one as high as the atmosphere they've created all the way to the tippidy top of outer space where we feel…high.

Led by songwriter and multi instrumentalist Spencer Draeger, the band started in the summer heat of 2012 off Spencer's layered recordings with Andrew Segreti on drums and Trevor Murphy on keys and guitar. With no official release but just live videos, TMH have earned the front of Stereogum and been praised by other local blogs. Though all the songs so far are written and produced by Spencer, "the cohesiveness of a real band is rare and what enables us to lose ourselves on stage, art thrives on being spontaneous and with that being said is what makes something real. Our music is dependent on this principle because people can tell when you're being disingenuous or being too deliberate." As of now they've just wrapped up an LP's worth of material set to release when the stars aline…
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002