BRAIDS

BRAIDS

Painted Palms, Blue Hawaii, Noveller

Tue, September 6, 2011

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

BRAIDS - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
BRAIDS
Braids, the Canadian experimental pop group who released
Native Speaker
in 2011,
have reinvented themselves in the making of their second full length. After 18 months
of touring in support of
their debut, along with the departure of a band member, the
group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording.
While
Native Speaker
was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought
to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting. Sonically, the
songs
from these sessions
are delicate and tight, yet
thoughtfully
open up to the rich
lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable,
demonstrating the group's emotional growth and maturity since their last record.
As they head out in anticipation of their sophomore album – due Fall 2013 – their new
songs will be played, fully live, in an exciting time in music as the gap between real and
synthetic narrows, leaving room only for the pure energy driving the performance.
Painted Palms - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Painted Palms
Canopy is the debut EP from duo Painted Palms. Joyous pop and buoyant electronics lay the foundation for its lush soundscapes, which range from tropical celebration to gauzy envelopes of noise.

Cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme are the creative force behind Painted Palms. The two grew up together on the same block in Lafayette, Louisiana. After Donohue moved to the Bay Area in California for school, they spent several years exchanging music they had made by themselves--hypnotic sound experiments and song fragments. However, it wasn't until they both returned home for a winter vacation in 2009 that they began playing music together. Two days later, they had completed "Falling Asleep," the only track on Canopy that was made while they were in the same room.

Donohue returned to the Bay Area and Prudhomme remained in Louisiana to complete his college education. The possibility of collaborating over the internet came up in a phone call a few weeks later, and the two decided to continue working on the project. After several months of exchanging tracks and building songs, Canopy was finished. After the duo self-released the EP, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes heard Canopy and invited Painted Palms to act as main support for their spring 2011 tour.

Painted Palms are supporting Montreal's BRAIDS on a North American tour during the fall of 2011 and will continue working on an as yet unnamed debut LP to be released in 2012.
Blue Hawaii - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Blue Hawaii
Noveller - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based sound artist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. She has performed in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, and as a member of Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble. In March 2008, Lipstate joined Parts & Labor as their new guitarist and completed several U.S. and European tours before leaving the band in July 2009. Noveller has toured supporting Xiu Xiu, The Jesus Lizard, and Emeralds.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com