N∆TIONS, Ravens & Chimes

Late Show


Ravens & Chimes

Tue, November 7, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

N∆TIONS - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
N∆TIONS is a collaborative project helmed by veteran producers and principal songwriters Nolan Thies and Toby Pipes. After working out of Pipes’ studio for years together in Dallas, TX, they began to recruit additional vocalists and musicians in Brooklyn, NY. Matching the strengths of each performer to the particular demands of their songs, N∆TIONS yields an eclectic but cohesive sound unified by a common creative vision. With influences ranging from Talk Talk to Roxy Music to Caribou, N∆TIONS crafts sophisticated pop with unidentifiable instrumentation and evocative textures into a subliminal soundscape.
Ravens & Chimes - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Ravens & Chimes
Formed in 2005 by a group of college friends, Ravens & Chimes signed to Better Looking Records in 2006 and released their debut album Reichenbach Falls in 2007. The album garnered international praise (including a kudos from Leonard Cohen) and the band toured extensively behind its release. The follow up, 2012’s Holiday Life, saw the band take on a quieter sound and spawned the single Division St., which went to number 29 in Germany. The band toured the record for two years performing in fourteen countries and licensed songs to MTV, ESPN, BBC, and several feature films. They are currently working on their third album slated for a 2018 release.

Spin: "Five winsome New Yorkers string together frothy melodies and croon broken hearted lullabies about wandering the streets in a snowstorm"

USA Today (Album of the week): “I think it's a pretty good sign if you start singing along with a tune the first time you hear it. A minute into my first listen of Ravens & Chimes' second release, Holiday Life (Better Looking Records), I found myself attempting to harmonize with singer Asher Lack, even though I had no clue what the lyrics were. The New York-based band has a full and hopeful sound that will certainly remind listeners of Arcade Fire. Tunes like opener Division Street are instantly catchy and, more importantly, demand to be played on repeat.”

New York Post: "Big-hearted, indie rock balladry... tender vocals, dramatic percussion, and the odd glockenspiel"

The L Magazine (8 bands you need to hear now): “Lack, who always seemed to have his influences (all the greats, especially the NYC-identified greats, plus Arcade Fire) has come into his own as a songwriter with a unique perspective. Their new album, Holiday Life, was released earlier this year via Better Looking Records, and it’s as intense and demanding as it is delicate and plainly pretty.”

The Village Voice: “Actually fantastic… The sextets ‘07 debut, Reichenbach Falls, had foreshadowing in spades- in both their slightly sinister acoustic metes and the wealth of ideas they clearly possess. Don’t miss their cheeky, chattering cover of Leonard Cohen’s So Long, Marianne”

Paper Magazine: "This isn't background music that you can wallpaper a party to. It demands your attention. Ravens and Chimes writes serious stuff, and it's beautiful, and it doesn't apologize for itself, and that's a beautiful thing, too."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002