Heather Christian & The Arbornauts

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Heather Christian & The Arbornauts


Wed, August 8, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Heather Christian & The Arbornauts - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Heather Christian & The Arbornauts
Heather Christian & the Arbornauts is the music-brainchild of Heather Christian, the daughter of a blues musician and a go-go dancer from backwoods Mississippi and 5 of the most virtuosic boy prodigies she could find. Primarily known for her eccentric voice ("Christian howls like a werewolf with a voice made of molasses" - Variety Magazine), Miss Christian is part blues musician, part pixie, part old lady and pulls from the traditional gospel canon in tandem with circus music, noise rock and good old fashioned feeling good. Miss Christian and this multi-tasking brood of musical dandies (Sasha Brown, Matt Bogdanow, Chris Giarmo, Josh Myers and Jonathan Anderson) comprises their song set of dream hymns and odes to imaginary landscapes that reside somewhere between a vast theoretical sea and the deep American south.
RAILBIRD - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Brooklyn-based musical collective Railbird recently released new single “Jump Ship” just ahead of a July residency at Pete’s Candy Store. The brand new track features Sean Rowe (ANTI), whose Cohen-esque baritone is deeply soulful, and Sarah Barthel of Phantogram (Barsuk), whose breathy vocals are most often heard over booming electronic beats. It’s no wonder this unlikely collaboration meets in the middle with Railbird – A band accustom to divergent thinking.

Railbird, the brainchild of bandleader Sarah K. Pedinotti (SKP), is a solid cast of multi-instrumentalists whose sound crosses many genres and encompasses complex rhythms and swirling bursts of guitars and synths around Sarah’s angelic voice and truly unique style of songwriting.

After self-releasing their debut album No One in 2010, Railbird was invited to perform at SXSW, CMJ, and the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly. No One, co-produced by Jeremy Gustin and SKP in Queens and upstate NY, is a conceptual album that took over one year to complete. The album is nuanced, dark, rhythmic, and haunting and draws comparisons to Bjork, Kate Bush, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors.

Railbird is currently recording demos and rehearsing in a cabin at Lake George. Catch the band for their summer residency each Wednesday in July at Pete’s Candy Store. 10pm.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002