As previously mentioned, January 5th was an evening of celebration. Below are some visual recaps from the night. If you’re not familiar with any of these Brooklyn bands, click on their band name for music networks.
Happy New Year! If you missed a party on New Year’s Eve, we have something to make up for it. This Thursday, local acts are gathering at Glasslands Gallery for a Popgun celebration. The headlining band is Snowmine, one of my personal favorites from 2011. Snowmine consists of five handsome men with the talents of creating tribal nostalgia. Their music can be received as low waves of synthed indie rock mixed with splashes of orchestrated pop. Laminate Pet Animal (Snowmine’s album) is a collection of delightful body treatments.
Greenpoint’s McGolrick Trees is not only your one stop shop for a fresh Carolina Fraser or the perfect holiday wreath, but now they’re providing the soundtrack to your Christmas Party too.
Started last year by Charlie Poekell, the McGolrick tree stand is open 24 hours for late night carolers, and is manned by a steady staff of neighborhood friends and fellow artists.
“We sell Christmas trees and accessories to locals, by locals,” says the slogan on their Tumblr.
I imagine hanging out all night slinging trees gets cold and maybe a little boring, so with a group of stand workers like Woodsman‘s Trevor Peterson, Edwin white of Tonstartssbandht, Ari Stern of Underwater Peoples Records, Family Portrait‘s Evan Brody, Nate Grace of Pure X, and Jamie Granato of Group Tightener, it was only a matter of time before a compilation of previously unreleased Christmas tree mood music was born.
The comp features holiday tunes from Dent May, Woodsman, Eola, Ava Luna, Family Portrait, Dead Gaze, Flower Orgy, Low Praises, and Samurai Buck.
Oh come all ye faithful, and get a free limited edition recording at the tree stand starting this weekend. Pick yourself up a copy, get one as a gift, or check it out here
To get you in the spirit, here’s a new take on a classic:
Now, go buy a tree.
BK’s Caged Animals have returned from a pretty lengthy European tour with a new video to boot. There are many things that make this video great, but the best part for me is probably the enflamed guitar solo. When one adds fire to a guitar solo…I’m pretty sure this is a done deal for greatness. Caged Animals have a few NY dates coming up:
11/30 – PIANO’S – NEW YORK, NY – w/ 2:54
12/1 – BIG SNOW – BROOKLYN, NY w/ EULA, Quilty
12/11 – SHEA STADIUM – BROOKLYN, NY w/ Soft Spot, Phonetag