Wet Leather, New Myths, Caravela

Early Show - Villainy Records Showcase:

Wet Leather

New Myths


Fri, May 5, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Wet Leather - (Set time: 8:40 PM)
Wet Leather
Wet Leather formed in New York City in 2014, debuting with an EP of bedroom funk recordings which they termed "anxiety-pop." They followed up with the more expansively produced video-singles SHAME and YOURS & MINE in 2015/2016. With music that "leans on the tight, focused pop the Talking Heads explored in their later years" neurotic lyrics and vocals that "swap falsetto for a ’65-era Bob Dylan deadpan squeal"(VILLAGE VOICE), Wet Leather is cerebral but aims squarely for the gut. Secret Preference, their new video and single, owes a musical debt to the over-sexed 80's, but flips the conceptual script with its voyeuristic clip.
New Myths - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
New Myths
Blending electronic elements with fuzzy guitars and haunting vocal harmonies, NEW MYTHS create a sound that catches you and keeps you. A Brooklyn/NYC-based power trio with a new wave/rock sensibility, NEW MYTHS is the collaboration of Rosie Slater (drums/vocals), Marina Ross (bass/vocals) and Brit Boras (guitar/lead vocals).

The trio set out to write music that they loved, and started out by combining elements of bands that influenced them such as Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nirvana, Garbage, Hole, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Joy Divison. "NEW MYTHS manage to bring on the rawness of a power-trio 90’s Muffs with the smoothness of a glammed-out 80’s Blondie." - Pancakes & Whiskey

Since releasing their self-titled EP in 2012, their song “False Gold” was featured by Lou Reed on his XM radio station as well as in surf company REEF's spring ad campaign. In 2014, both The New York Times and The Gaurdian wrote up NEW MYTHS as top performers at CMJ Music Festival. Building a following with a powerful live show and a uniquely dark and dance-able sound, NEW MYTHS released their debut album "Give Me Noise" October 2014 via their own imprint Taming Ghosts.
Caravela - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Caravela is an indie rock band consisting of brothers Frank and Stephen Graniero from Yorktown Heights, New York. Their debut release “Caravela Forever” dropped in March of 2015, produced with Gregory Dunn (Moving Mountains, Prawn) and recorded in both Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. The release was supported with tours both national and abroad including dates in Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Oslo amongst others. “Grand Prix” came next crafted in Los Angeles with producer Kyle Mangels (Braves) and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound. Art made with the gut and heart that sings the body electric, Caravela Forever.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002