My Favourite Things, The Spring Standards, Elizabeth & The Catapult

My Favourite Things

The Spring Standards

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Dear Georgiana

Mon, May 18, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

This show has been rescheduled from Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to Monday, May 18, 2015. Refunds available at point of purchase for those unable to make the new date.

My Favourite Things - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
My Favourite Things
Brooklyn’s My Favourite Things offer you a window into their dreamy world of hushed lullabies, warm whispers and enchanting melodies. Their songs sound like paper-cut distant villages, cloud mountains that brush up against the ether and evergreen forests punctuated with sly yellow eyes blinking out towards you between the hulking live oaks. The delicate compositions swoon and bathe the listener in an aural watercolor wash that evokes a picturebook of all the places you visited when daydreaming as a child and never thought you would return to. Autoharps and vibraphones weave in and out of sometimes complex, sometimes shredding guitars, a grounding bass and the ever intricate beat of the drums.

Led by multi-instrumentalist Dorothea Tachler (voice, guitar), My Favourite Things perform live as four or five piece featuring prominent musicians plucked from the buoyant New York scene; Yusuke Yamamoto (vibraphone, synthesizer), Daru Oda (voice, keys), Michael Figgiani (bass) and Yoshio Kobayashi (drums), transporting transfixed audiences from their chaotic built up urban environments to a twilight world of their favourite things.
The Spring Standards - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
The Spring Standards
James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith first sang together in the last summer of the 20th century. Having just turned 16, the three teens with a common affinity for "oldies" music and harmony spent the better part of the next 2 years playing shows around the Delaware/Pennsylvania area. Influenced as much by their parent's record collections as they were by what they heard on the radio, their style began to take shape into something a little bit both and a little bit neither. When high school graduation came along, their paths divided; years passed and things changed, but before they knew it they were all living within a few blocks of each other in New York City. The transition back into making music together was as natural as it was surprising - they happily picked up where they had left off years before, with a unique style that refuses to sit comfortably in any genre.

Cleare, Robb, and Smith are all songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. They use their strengths as a trio to create a sound that listeners might expect from a band twice their size. With an emphasis on 3-part harmony and a variety of instrumental switching, their range and energy onstage make each live show a unique event.
Elizabeth & The Catapult - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Elizabeth & The Catapult
After the success of Elizabeth & the Catapult's critically acclaimed 2010 album The Other Side Of Zero, Elizabeth Ziman went underground. Seeking a new perspective, she learned guitar and starting busking in the subways of Brooklyn. She also played drums for her friend Kishi Bashi, partnered up with her friend Paul Brill to write music for film (Knuckleball, Sexy Baby, The Other Shore) and wrote the songs that eventually became her new album,Like It Never Happened, which will be released on January 21 by her new label Thirty Tigers.

Ziman had originally intended to work with songwriter Richard Swift onHappened, but after Swift joined the Shins they put the project on hold, and she reunited with her old friends and bandmates Dan Molad and Pete Lalish, who played in the Catapult before forming their group Lucius. Molad and Lalish helped Ziman get a warm, spacious sound for Happened, which she will support with a full tour, starting with a hometown residency at Brooklyn's Rockwood Music Hall in November. She's currently prepping for the shows, but took some time out to talk about reuniting with her old bandmates and crowd funding her new album.
Dear Georgiana - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Born at the intersection of two roads and a couple of towns, Dear Georgiana sings songs that need singing.

Dear Georgiana is the music of Brooklyn-based and Alabama-born Lauren Balthrop.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002