Milagres

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Milagres

ohnomoon (Album Release)

Thu, February 16, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12

This event is 21 and over

Milagres - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Milagres
After a brief hibernation, Brooklyn’s Milagres is returning with new energy. Two critically acclaimed releases on Kill Rock Stars and Memphis Industries (2011’s Glowing Mouth and 2014’s Violent Light) put the band on a long stretch of US and European tours, including Primavera Sound, Bestival and Electric Picnic, as well as multiple hyped SXSW runs. Between tours, they performed for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, KEXP, and KCRW, and shared bills with St. Vincent, Wild Beasts, Nada Surf, Minus the Bear, Low, and others.  
 
Since their 2014 release, producer and multi-instrumentalist Fraser McCulloch has focused on production and recording for NYC artists and agencies, while songwriter and vocalist Kyle Wilson has composed for multiple award winning films. Eventually the itch to create their own songs returned, and Milagres soon found themselves holed up in the cavernous choir loft of Greenpoint’s Park Church Co-op, chipping away at an enormous new body of work. Their previous songwriter and producer roles blurred as the pair began to break down old band boundaries and work on the new record as a duo.

 After 2014’s Violent Light’s deliberately challenging and dark approach, the new music is striking evidence of McCulloch and Wilson's evolution toward something brighter and more direct. From a band whose live performance was called, “perfection” by KEXP’s John Richards, and whose recordings have been included in NPR’s best songs of the year list, more greatness is in short order. 
ohnomoon (Album Release) - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
ohnomoon (Album Release)
New York, NY - The New York based band, ohnomoon will release their debut EP - VVV - on March 10, 2015 and they have partnered up with The Music Ninja to give you an exclusive first listen to their new single, "Low." The quartet (Kat Lee, Corey Oliver, Michael Spivack, Trevor Gunderson) wrote, recorded and produced the 5 song EP entirely in New York. Having already built a solid fan base from touring around the city, the band decided to launch an indiegogo campaign in May 2014, to help fund the record and their first video. The campaign was so successful, partially due to the incredible campaign video that can be seen here, that they not only reached their goal but also surpassed it before the two-month deadline. By July, they were at 110%. With a number of NY area shows under their belt, the band will celebrate the EP release with a performance at Mercury Lounge on March 16, 2015. All dates are listed below, with more being added shortly.

ohnomoon spent a good deal of 2014 in the studio in preparation of their debut EP, VVV. Their sound best emulates the early 90s distortion of bands like My Bloody Valentine, if you dipped and melted that sound in the electro experimentalism of mid-era Radiohead. Unintentionally or not, the name "ohnomoon" sounds otherworldly and their music follows suit - at times abrasive and others blissfully melodic. The band has been described as "distorted sleep rock" and "hooky, noisy, shoegaze pop." The title of the EP is consistent with the band's visually appealing name and VVV is a proper introduction to ohnomoon's subconscious sound. The lyrics read like poetry and are both relatable and open to interpretation. When asked about the writing process, vocalist Kat Lee said, "I can explore, live in places in a song that would be hard for me to talk about, which I might not have any interest in dissecting in conversation." She continues, "I always want to create a mood or head space that feels familiar and honest, so I hope whatever resounds most with the listener is intuitive, like the feeling you can get from a shared look or touch." Words on the page take on a different life when sung by Lee. She stretches and carries notes in ways that are both elegant and heartfelt. The word "ride" is heard a few times on VVV and that's exactly what ohnomoon does to the music - take it on a ride. A ride which bends and snaps between reality and uncertainty.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com