Late Show


Erika Spring, Water Borders

Thu, August 11, 2011

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Tri Angle Records: 2011 Reality Tour

oOoOO - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
oOoOO (Chris Dexter) is a producer from Newark, New Jersey living in San Francisco. His tunes blend elements of mainstream pop, italo disco, southern rap, the Eastern European mystical traditions, and often feature female vocalists. Dexter’s earliest years were spent listening to music and looking out the window of his Russian grandmother’s Brooklyn tarot and palm reading parlor. Though he did not learn to read or write in English until he was 10, Dexter was reading sheet music and playing the piano from about age 6. The Wire’s David Keenan has said oOoOO’s sound feels like an amalgam of Steven Stapleton and DJ Screw, “albeit with a taste for Top 40 effluvia.” He released his first EP on Tri Angle Records in October 2010. In addition to his original tunes, oOoOO has produced numerous remixes, including official tracks for The Big Pink, HIM, Salem, and Marina and the Diamonds, as well as unofficial versions of Lady Gaga and Nadia Oh tunes.
Erika Spring - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Erika Spring
Erika Spring began writing music as part of a multimedia project in her schooldays. After graduating and moving to New York, she soon found herself performing with local outfit, Dirty On Purpose. It was then that she discovered her affinity for keyboards, collecting an assortment and putting them to use composing original material. Before long she was collaborating on songs after work with a couple of similarly synth-minded girlfriends, eventually forming officially as the band, Au Revoir Simone.

Over the next seven years Au Revoir Simone would see success, writing and recording three albums and touring extensively. In 2010 the group was put on hold so that members could focus on continuing education and starting a family. Erika took the opportunity to explore some personal musical territory.

Setting out on her own, she has taken elements of her band’s sound and spun them into her own brand of bittersweet, sun-bleached pop. Breathing vocals over mesmerizing keyboard phrases, Erika produces an effect that approaches the supernatural, with tough, spring-loaded beats lending gravity to the otherwise hazy, delirious songs. The music conjures scenes of blustery romance amidst the dunes, of love as a mirage, of softly raising the dead.

Produced by Jorge Elbrecht of Violens, Erika Spring will share her debut EP with the world on July 10, via experimental pop label, Cascine.
Water Borders - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002