Lance Breakfast / Bellehouse (Album Release Show) / Emanuel and the Fear / Dear Georgiana

Lance Breakfast / Bellehouse (Album Release Show) / Emanuel and the Fear / Dear Georgiana

Mon, February 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Lance Breakfast - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Lance Breakfast
Musician. New York City.
Bellehouse - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Brooklyn-based Bellehouse, driven by a vocal trio that evokes a three-headed siren amidst the warm familiarity of an old-time string band, has been spinning tales of urban Americana since the beginning of 2013. Bellehouse draws influence from Old Time and early folk-revival while pulling from a broad host of other genres – including Celtic trad, classic rock, soul and Motown, Balkan choir and beyond. The resulting synergy walks the line between down-home roots music and intellectual acoustic folk-rock.

Bellehouse presents as a duo (band founders Clinton and Haines) and as a full-on string band. A choir-like triumvirate of voices draws listeners to the proverbial fireside. Double bass, guitar, banjo and viola lay foot-stomping fuel for the fire – as guides through an intricate, earthy world of pulsing unplugged rhythms. They may lure you with a ballad then turn on a dime for more raw acoustic harmony, the whole attendance closely in tow.

Their music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and many other platforms.
Emanuel and the Fear - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Emanuel and the Fear
Brooklyn-based Emanuel and the Fear is a collective of musicians with backgrounds in contemporary classical, metal, jazz, and folk music, all who happen to play rock music. The Guardian has described them as "like Rachel's wigging out to Zeppelin while in the background Steve Albini tickles Michael Nyman into submission . . . [with] enough orchestral synthesis to make ELO blush". And Vice Magazine says "tons of acts play this kind of Indie-Pop-Classical mix, but Emanuel and the Fear do it better".

While their debut LP, Listen (2010), launched their massive electro/orchestral sound with a sold out event at NYC's Gramercy Theater featuring a 30-piece orchestra, in recent years they have pared their personnel down to six core players, based around principal songwriter, Emanuel Ayvas. In support of Listen, Emanuel and the Fear toured extensively in Europe, all while developing the songs that made up their second EP, Hands (2011).

By the end of January of 2012, Emanuel and the Fear had crisscrossed Europe again to workshop the material that would become their second LP, the self-produced The Janus Mirror (2012). "Represent[ing] some astounding gut-punches that are enough to leave just about anyone reeling, demonstrating a potential that could make them untouchable" (PopMatters), the analog synths, overdriven guitars, and chamber string arrangements of The Janus Mirror contributed to a sound that harkened back to progressive rock with an undeniably modern lyrical sensibility.

Now, having spent the last two years recording in various studios, apartments, closets, and countries, Emanuel and the Fear have completed their third album, Primitive Smile, a collection of songs that soften the edge of their past work by drawing inspiration from indisputable songwriting icons such as Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, and Fleetwood Mac.

"Sometimes, you just need a break from the typical electric-guitar-driven rock quartet," wrote Magnet. "Luckily, that break comes in the form of Emanuel and the Fear, [who take] the modern indie-rock sound and shake it up with a sweeping symphonic twist." Happy to be considered "a band following its own star" (Drowned in Sound), Emanuel and the Fear continue to perform together and separately as live and studio musicians, as well as educators of the next generation of artists.
Dear Georgiana - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Dear Georgiana
With a voice as big as the whole state of Alabama, Dear Georgiana proves herself to be an authentic Southern Belle-de-force on her self-titled debut album. In the tradition of great female crooners like Dolly Parton and Linda Rondstadt, Dear Georgiana delivers heartfelt songs with a charming twang.
Growing up in a big musical family on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, her mother and aunts (Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Sweetie) would constantly break into 3-part harmony to entertain each other. She grew up listening to them sing The Andrew Sisters around the house. While both of her older brothers would go on on to become accomplished singer-songwriters, her muse led her to Florida State University where she studied musical theater. After college Georgiana followed her brother Pascal to New York and the two began the brother-sister collective "Balthrop, Alabama": a 15-piece musical troupe complete with a live illustrator. The group presented a whimsical take on Americana that was a big hit with audiences at esteemed downtown venues like Joe's Pub. In 2009, she formed "The Bandana Splits"—a retro-inspired girl-group with fellow singers Dawn Landes and Annie Nero. The trio released an album on Boyscout Records and garnered acclaim stateside and internationally in the press.
With that under her belt, all the while touring the world as a backing vocalist for artists like Ximena Sarinana, Georgiana began to work on the songs for her first solo release. The result is the self-titled debut, "Dear Georgiana," a timeless collection of songs with subjects ranging from romance to the Apocalypse. The album was masterfully produced by Josh Kaufman (of Brooklynbased 'Rocketship Park' and 'Yellowbirds') and weaves together moments of grace and groove, that are at once haunting and beautiful. The record, like the world of its namesake, culls its signature sounds equally from a neon-bathed urban street…and a star-drenched Southern boulevard.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002