The Dearloves

The Dearloves

Eastern Hollows, Dead Stars, Memphibians

Sun, October 7, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

The Dearloves - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Dearloves
With echoes of rock n roll’s forefathers and bastard children alike resonating through their amplifiers, The Dearloves bring to you a sound both classic and beautifully original. A combined century of musical absorption among them distills down to both male and female vocals pouring over solid, driving drums and searing guitars with a living energy. They come at you straight and look you in the eye. Intelligently constructed and performed with unforgiving conviction & clarity, their songs are nearly impossible to lock into a specific genre, opting rather to wander through many different rooms with many different sounds. Imagine the child of The Beatles & Nirvana, born in the bathroom of CBGB’s and raised in a commune inhabited by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and The Verve. The Dearloves wants to take you somewhere and show you something.
Eastern Hollows - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Eastern Hollows are a Brooklyn band featuring Travis DeVries (vocals, guitar), Martin Glazier (vocals, guitar), Sean Gibbons (guitar), Brian Brennan (bass), and Jeremy Sampson (drums). Fascinated by the lush guitar pop of Ride and the Stone Roses, Eastern Hollows return to these bands' Nuggets-era touchstones to create a haunting blend of timeless jangle-psych, late-1980s Manchester and au courant Brooklyn. A string of East Coast shows laid the groundwork for June's digital release of the EP Days Ahead, recorded this spring with engineer Chris Pace (Smoke and Mirrors) and mastered by Dan Millice (Engine Room Audio). Retreating to a warehouse space in Bushwick, Eastern Hollows emerged with a riveting suite of songs that fuse the rich texture of British shoegaze with the immediacy of classic pop. The band's sound has attracted the attention of rising star producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Smith Westerns). Eastern Hollows will record a full-length album this summer and will continue to play shows in and around Brooklyn in support of the new material. Travis formed Eastern Hollows in the wake of the success of The Turn-ons, whom Spin listed as one of its ``100 Greatest Bands You (Probably) Never Heard.'' The Turn-ons played sold-out shows with The Strokes and Interpol and were touted by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck as his ``favorite new Seattle band'' [Q]. In 2009 Travis's solo project deVries released Death to God on Noise on Noise to widespread acclaim. Legendary producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Sufjan Stevens) declared the album ``fucking genius,'' The Deli called it ``a fine shoegaze-pop record,'' and Incendiary proclaimed it ``possibly the greatest Manchester album never to have been made in Manchester.''
Dead Stars - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Dead Stars
Brooklyn's Dead Stars craft fuzzy, hook-filled indie-pop that pairs crunchy guitars with playful pop melodies and big, explosive choruses. Made up of cousins Jeff Moore (guitars, vocals) and Jaye Moore (drums), along with longtime friend John Watterberg (bass), the band won over fans with 2014's debut LP Slumber and has spent the past few years playing countless live shows, sharing stages with acts like White Fence, Fucked Up, Nude Beach and Girlpool.

It's no surprise that Dead Stars' fuzzed-out sound has earned comparisons to indie-rock titans like Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, and The Lemonheads, but they're not riding the coattails of '90s nostalgia; they're simply remembering what drew them to music in the first place. The infectious college radio anthems that dominated the airwaves, the epic guitar riffs and anthemic choruses that led to dreams of quitting school, escaping suburbia, and touring the world, and the ear-splitting feedback resonating from all-ages clubs across America seeped into their brains and never left. It's what gives Dead Stars' songs that unmistakable feeling of being invincible, and the sense that nothing really matters except for where you are right now. It's based on the notion that you don't need gimmicks to make a statement: all you need are some catchy tunes and a couple of good friends to jam with.

On March 4th, Dead Stars will release their sophomore LP, Bright Colors, on their own Weird Tree Records. True to their signature sound and no-frills attitude, it features a mix of upbeat, hummable melodies, heavy, buzzing guitars, and straightforward songwriting that urges fans to sing along after just one listen. From the bouncy guitar lines and heavy-hitting chorus of lead single "Calm Punk" to the slow build of "Stay Here," it dives deeper into their sometimes nostalgic, always authentic world of upbeat indie-rock.
Memphibians - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
“In this light my spirit suddenly saw through all,”
Böehme wrote in his opus “Aurora” (1612) “and
suddenly in that light my will was set on by a
mighty impulse, to describe the being of God.”
Folio Weekly can say freely without
hyperbole, hesitancy nor the gentle nudging of
direct bribery that Memphibians’ latest release,
“How to be Followed Alone” shines with a spectral
descendent of that same, ineffable light" - Dan Brown (Folio Weekly)

"The two most notable things from their performance are that they're loud as hell, conjuring up a big, big sound, and the second is that Memphibians' music is deeply weird and damaged; any time they start to veer towards Arcade Fire-style anthems, they take a drastic left turn into climes unknown, the kind of place where Half Japanese and Pastels keep summer homes. Good stuff." - Matthew Moyer (INK 19)

"Their clanging riffs, endearingly harsh vocals, xylophone and French horn hooks and rock-solid drumming got the punks in the crowd dancing and bouncing off each other....Grand arty/grungy fun." - B. Schultz (Here Comes The Dumptruck)

"The most improved band of the year...maybe ever!" - Jack Diablo (EU Monthly)

"Memphibians' sound is difficult to classify, as it avoids the affected distance of a lot of indie rock, while also deftly sidestepping meatheadisms that too many young guitar bands fall victim too.....It’s heady and confused, in all the best ways." - Matthew Moyer (Movement Magazine)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002