Alex Lahey

Early Show - BrooklynVegan + Mercury Lounge Present:

Alex Lahey

Little Racer

Sat, March 25, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 18 and over

Alex Lahey - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey hocked her beloved 1999 blue Corolla to pay for the recording of her debut EP. First single out of the boot was last year’s Air Mail, introducing the airwaves to the Melbourne-based rock artist knack for melodic, guitar-driven hooks.

Most recently Lahey has set the music industry abuzz with the insanely catchy You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me. From the attention-grabbing opening bars (those drums sound like an angry landlord thumping your front door on a Sunday morning), it flips the classic break-up line “it’s not you, it’s me” on its head. Upon release in March, YDTYLPLM was immediately added to rotation on triple j, started popping up on music blogs everywhere. It was then Pitchfork gave it Best New Track and got the rest of the world talking

Lahey live show has set the Australia media and fans buzzing. and 2017 will see her take that show internationally with UK and European Tour as well as showcasing at SXSW and a US tour. Couple that with her debut album bring on 2017

"This rules. Killer songwriting, hook filled chorus, plenty of punch in the delivery." – Zan Rowe, triple j

“The opening riff is a taut study in Room on Fire-era Strokes, and her writing lands somewhere between the charming specificity of Courtney Barnett and the soulful, emphatic delivery of fellow Aussie rockers Royal Headache.” – Jen Pelly, Associate Editor Pitchfork
Little Racer - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Little Racer
2014 saw New York City’s Little Racer debut on PaperCup Music with the infectious Modern Accent EP – six tracks consummating west coast vibes with ‘80s Brit warble and trash, all wrapped in charming melodies reminiscent of pop’s golden era. It transported their growing audience to a beachside bungalow, where Noisey declared Little Racer the house band, with “surf – disco drums”, and a vibe “like Brian Wilson, but sexier.” The record made its mark on tastemakers throughout the year – BrooklynVegan, PAPER, Paste, SPIN, FILTER, CMJ, as well as radio stations such as BBC 6 Music, WFUV, and a placement on KEXP’s “Song of the Day” podcast. Dubbed both new and nostalgic, the band hailed comparisons between New Order, The Pixies, Modern Lovers, Surfer Blood and Wild Nothing.

They spent the months to follow cutting their teeth in New York’s club-circuit, sharing the stages of the Bowery Ballroom, Baby’s All Right, and Mercury Lounge, with the likes of Bear’s Den, Cheatahs, Drowners, and THUMPERS. The band caught the attention of Paste during the CMJ Music Marathon, where they witness the band, “bang out fun, sweaty, sun-drenched beach-rock that amped up the crowd.”

Taking all that noise and sweat on the road, the band headed down the East Coast on tour this March, hitting the Savannah Stopover Festival, where CMJ caught their set calling it, “UK-inspired guitar pop with enough energy to get you to shake off that hangover and start dancing.”

After recording a live session for KEXP at the Cutting Room studio in Manhattan, the studio’s engineers invited Little Racer in to record. This second effort, a breezy four-song EP entitled Foreign Tongues, was released on PaperCup Music, June 2015. Continuing with shimmering guitars, playful lyrics, and driving rhythms, Foreign Tongues is a document of a few friends carving out their place in the madness of indie rock. Building upon the sounds of these two EP's Little Racer are currently working on their first full length LP.

Vocals, Guitar - Elliot Michaud | Bass - Ish Nazmi | Guitar - Wade Michael
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002