Harper Blynn, Elizabeth & The Catapult

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Harper Blynn

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Bandana Splits

Sat, July 9, 2011

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Harper Blynn
Harper Blynn
"If pop hooks were Monopoly money, this foursome would be buying hotels on Park Place by now."
-Time Out New York

Harper Blynn is classic pop reimagined. The band's instantly hummable music is remarkable not only for its breadth but also its intimacy, ranging from four-on-the-floor dance stompers to near-whispered pleas for understanding. In 2009, the Brooklyn quartet caught the ear of journeyman ...producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes), who signed on to produce their debut full-length, Loneliest Generation. Besides playing over 150 dates in 2010, the band also managed to release a self-produced eponymous EP that demonstrates the tremendous growth and confidence that a year on the road can provide. As inspiring as these recordings are, Harper Blynn effortlessly transcends them in concert, delivering three-part harmonies over a smartly-arranged blend of guitar, keyboards, bass and drums that is at once minimalistically modern and timelessly organic. In fact, the band’s musical proficiency and on-stage chemistry raise an uncomfortable question: “Where did all the real bands go?” We may never know for sure, but at least there’s one still standing: Harper Blynn.
-David Mead
Elizabeth & The Catapult
Elizabeth & The Catapult
After the success of Elizabeth & the Catapult's critically acclaimed 2010 album The Other Side Of Zero, Elizabeth Ziman went underground. Seeking a new perspective, she learned guitar and starting busking in the subways of Brooklyn. She also played drums for her friend Kishi Bashi, partnered up with her friend Paul Brill to write music for film (Knuckleball, Sexy Baby, The Other Shore) and wrote the songs that eventually became her new album,Like It Never Happened, which will be released on January 21 by her new label Thirty Tigers.

Ziman had originally intended to work with songwriter Richard Swift onHappened, but after Swift joined the Shins they put the project on hold, and she reunited with her old friends and bandmates Dan Molad and Pete Lalish, who played in the Catapult before forming their group Lucius. Molad and Lalish helped Ziman get a warm, spacious sound for Happened, which she will support with a full tour, starting with a hometown residency at Brooklyn's Rockwood Music Hall in November. She's currently prepping for the shows, but took some time out to talk about reuniting with her old bandmates and crowd funding her new album.
Bandana Splits - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Three darlings meet in Brooklyn and discover their love for harmony, lipstick, and each other! They sing everywhere...in line at the deli, in elevators and rooftop BBQs! Together with the help of famous producer Mr Sam (of the band Apollo Sunshine) they've created a unique sound reminiscent of the great girl-groups of yesteryear. MEET THE BANDANA SPLITS !
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002