Honey Wild

Honey Wild

Hippy, The Sanctuaries, Alvvays

Mon, November 25, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Honey Wild - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Honey Wild
Honey Wild is a rock 'n roll band from Brooklyn. Named after a favorite Beach Boys record, 1967's Wild Honey, they draw influence from melodic 60s rock, as well as the frenetic Afro-Pop of fellow New Yorkers Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend. The band formed in late 2011 through mutual friends at Williamsburg's Blackbird Parlour, where front-man Joe Stevens was working as a line cook and soon met college friends Andy Payne and Steven Laing, ultimately turning the band a foursome with the addition of childhood friend Alex Rainer. Honey Wild balances A.D.D. songwriting with pop sensibility, with songs that often surround city life and bohemia.

This past April they toured the Midwest behind their debut release, Mea Culpa EP, which Peter Ianelli of The Wild Honey Pie wrote "will no doubt have you bobbing your head". Recently Honey Wild performed as part of the POP Montreal festival, as well as New York's CMJ. On November 18th, the band will release a 7" double A-side, Garden / Magnifique Innocent, on Brooklyn's Shorewave Records with a release-show at Mercury Lounge, NY. Joe Sparrow of ANBAD writes, "[the music] immediately elevates itself from good guitar pop to good guitar pop with added curiosities. And all of a sudden, Honey Wild are a band to watch."
Hippy - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
"Hippy's two EPs, constant gigs around New York, and a trip to SXSW have established the band on everyone's list of who's taking off in the Brooklyn music scene, and the timing is just right for the release of their upcoming LP Almost Live. The 12 tracks promise to be more of the lo-fi garage pop, always with a twist, for which Hippy is known. Enjoy an early listen of "Magic Wand" off of the new album below, available today for digital download" -No Fear of Pop
The Sanctuaries - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
The Sanctuaries
NYC's the Sanctuaries, recently rebooted, is the continuation of bandleader David Stern's singular vision. Rounded out by drummer-luminary Tim McCoy (Darwin Deez, Ski Lodge), bass virtuoso Will Salwen, and avant-jazz organist/keys player Wade Ridenhour, the outfit delivers a fitting musical hybrid that consists of psych, punk, power-pop, shoegaze, folk, and utter noise.
Alvvays - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle.

Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.

Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit—nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.

With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O’Hanley’s songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen’s Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile).

The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears. The self-titled record will be released on July 21 in Europe on Transgressive Records. On July 22, the record will be released in the USA on Polyvinyl Record and Royal Mountain Records in Canada.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002