A Million Years

Late Show

A Million Years

Whale Belly, Bellevue's Finest

Thu, July 21, 2011

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 / $16 two-show bundle

This event is 21 and over

A limited number of two-day passes will be available.

A Million Years - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
A Million Years
A Million Years are a Brooklyn-based four-piece that makes music for your gray matter. Stimulated by the intellectualism and sonic experimentation of bands like Radiohead, Spoon and Wilco, they strive to create a world of smart, brooding characters wandering around in our digitized soundscape.

Their debut full-length album, Mischief Maker, was released in July 2010 and was produced by Shannon Ferguson of the band Longwave. On the record, A Million Years wear their love of guitar-driven indie-rock on their sleeve. Mischief Maker also touches on sonic elements found in electronic music, using drum machines alongside real drums and synthesizers alongside the guitars and bass to create a sound that is dense but also feels organic.

Formed in early 2007, A Million Years began as a sort of revolving door with an ever changing list of band members hashing out the songs born in Keith Madden’s (vocals/guitar) bedroom. Andrew Samaha (bass/vocals), Andrew Vanette (drums/vocals) and Nick Werber (guitar/vocals) later joined to create a collective of passionate, music-obsessed workaholics. During his stint as a touring guitarist in both Pin Me Down (with Russell Lissack of Bloc Party) and Longwave, Keith was introduced to Ferguson who also produced the band’s first EP Incandescent in 2009.

A Million Years has toured extensively throughout the east coast and in venues all around New York City including Bowery Ballroom, Highline Ballroom, The Studio @ Webster Hall, and The Mercury Lounge, as well as received national airplay on radio stations such as NYC's WRXP, WEQX and WKZQ. A Million Years have shared the stage with 30 Seconds to Mars, Phoenix, the Drums, Longwave, the Wavves, One Eskimo and have just completed their first UK tour with Jesse Malin.
Whale Belly - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Whale Belly
Whale Belly was formed by Todd Bogin and Nick Smeraski in 2010. What started as two friends' experimentations in songwriting and recording has turned into a debut album called ...The Smile at the End of the Slope, an intense, raw mix of determined folky-blues-rock which has been receiving enormous praise. In their short existence, Whale Belly has toured as a supporting act for nationally-known bands, been featured on various radio stations, and gained a cult following around Brooklyn with fun and rollicking live shows.
Bellevue's Finest - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
In early 2008, several guys named Dave - and several guys not named Dave - joined forces on Manhattan’s East Side to form Bellevue’s Finest. Their mission? To keep folks dancing and shake the earth with a brand of power pop that’s as gritty as it is pretty.

In the intervening years, not only have the lads conquered the Lower East Side and Williamsburg with their infectious concoctions, they’ve put in the sweat at the studio, independently recording, producing and releasing two EPs, 2008’s 10010 and 2010’s eponymous Bellevue’s Finest.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002