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
Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn/Austin-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. Her one-woman guitar soundscapes have captured the attention of NPR, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, and The Wall Street Journal.

She released her first two full-length albums on Brooklyn noise label No Fun Productions in 2009. In 2010, Lipstate started her own imprint, Saffron Recordings, as a vehicle for releasing the Noveller full-length ‘Desert Fires’ and a split LP between Noveller and unFact (David Wm. Sims of the Jesus Lizard) titled ‘Bleached Valentine’. In May 2011, she released the critically acclaimed ‘Glacial Glow’ jointly through Saffron Recordings and Weird Forest. She teamed up with Important Records and Taiga Records in 2013 to release the highly anticipated followup album ‘No Dreams’. In July 2014, Shelter Press released a vinyl pressing of a collaborative effort between Noveller and thisquietarmy. Lipstate's newest full-length, 'Fantastic Planet', arrives on January 27th, 2015, on Fire Records.

Noveller has toured the U.S. and internationally, at times supporting acts such as St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, the Jesus Lizard, U.S. Girls, Aidan Baker, and Emeralds. Lipstate has collaborated with several renowned musicians, including live improvised duo performances with Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers), David Wm. Sims (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), and JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia). She has previously performed as a member of Cold Cave, Parts & Labor, and One Umbrella. Lipstate has also participated in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, Ben Frost’s “Music for 6 Guitars” Ensemble, and Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble. Lipstate joined the hit podcast Radiolab on a nationwide tour of their live show, Apocalyptical, performing a live cinematic score for their show along with fellow musicians Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) on percussion and Darin Gray on upright bass.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com