Measure Album Release Show

Early Show

Measure Album Release Show

French Camp, Deb Oh & the Cavaliers

Tue, July 24, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Brooklyn, NY based indie-pop band Measure is celebrating the release of their first full length album "The Air Inside Our Lungs" at Mercury Lounge on 7/24, though it will not release worldwide until 8/7. This project is based around the writing of Laura Distasi (vocals, keys) with Woody Quinn on guitar, Tommy Harron on bass, and Casey Tuck on drums and percussion.

Measure’s new album is a true mix of electronic and organic instrumentation, and a real collaborative effort - recorded in multiple studios, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston and Toronto. It is a more dynamic and energetic album than it’s predecessor, Measure's 2008 Begin Again EP, crossing the line from electronica into indie-pop territory.

Written over the course of two years, the songs on this record were heavily influenced by New York, the energy of the city, relationships, seasons, and the diverse music that surrounds and inspires us. One feeling constant throughout the record is a yearning and wanting - for love, for success, for truth, for connection, for reassurance - for life on a path that feels right.

Songs from Measure 2008 EP “Begin Again” have been heard on shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Melrose Place, Mercy, Rizzoli & Isles, PSAs and MTV reality shows.
"Measure, as a band, are equal parts artists and musicians. As musicians they deliver an upfront vocal presentation, awash in full sounding, almost orchestral machinations, without ever sacrificing balance or quality in the process. As artists, you can feel their very essence woven throughout their work; their vulnerabilities, hopes, aspirations, fears and dreams are intricately sculpted into every note and every lyric..."
Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath The Apple

"twinkly indie pop that nestles nicely between artists like The Postal Service and Feist."
Chris March - New Haven Register
French Camp
Deb Oh & the Cavaliers
Deb Oh & the Cavaliers
Intricately epic, viscerally cerebral: Deb Oh & the Cavaliers are a powerful study in contrasts. With orchestral, piano-driven arrangements that have grown fiercer over time, this seven-piece, NYC-based band boasts a singular sound led by Deb Oh's equally singular voice - a subtle mix of soul and sheer drive.

Deb Oh originally hails from Alaska, where she grew up learning classical piano and singing in choirs at a very early age, before moving to the east coast in her later childhood. Having split her life between Alaska and NYC, there is a complexity in perspective that shines through in her songwriting.

With the collaboration of the Cavaliers, these songs become richly textured works, likening Deb Oh & the Cavaliers' sound to Feist and Florence and the Machine. Musical arrangements aside, Deb also stands out for the caliber of her lyrics, which stray from conventional writings and often incorporate literary and political themes - demonstrated in their single, "Primacy".

Winner of Silver Sound's 4th Annual Band Battle, featured on Indie Shuffle, and Deli Magazine's 'Best NYC Indie Pop of 2012', Deb Oh & the Cavaliers have been playing extensively to support their debut EP, "Hieroglyphs."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002