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Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Bleached Tonight at Bowery Ballroom

April 23rd, 2013

Sisters Jennifer (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Jessica (lead guitar) Clavin first made music together in their garage during high school, which ultimately led to: starting a band, ending a band, going separate ways, becoming a duo, forming Bleached in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. A few well-received melodic punk-pop singles announced their arrival, and their ensuing live shows (done with a drummer and bassist) gained them more attention. Bleached (above, playing “Electric Chair” for NPR Music) recently released their debut LP, the heartbreak-themed Ride Your Heart (stream it below), to a fair amount of acclaim and an accompanying tour, which brings them to New York City. See them with Hunters and Ex Cops, brought to you by Aquarium Drunkard, tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.

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With a Brand New Album, Ex Cops Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow

February 14th, 2013

Ex Cops began when former Hymns frontman Brian Harding (vocals, keys and guitar) moved in with Dan Shapiro, a recent music-school graduate interested in producing. They originally put out an EP, White Women, filled with sunny music and a lo-fi sound. And then the band began to grow, with Amalie Bruun adding another voice and then more additions: Sam Bair on drums, Leif Huckman on bass and Kai Kennedy on guitar. A few weeks ago, Ex Cops (above, playing “Millionaire” for their Track + Field session for The Bowery Presents Live) finally released their debut LP, the dream-pop-filled True Hallucinations. Check them out discussing making music and why sometimes trying isn’t the best policy, and then go see them play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.

(Amalie Bruun opens for the Friendly Echo tonight at Mercury Lounge.)

The Bowery Presents Live Features Ex Cops

April 19th, 2012


Ex Cops began when former Hymns frontman Brian Harding moved in with Dan Shapiro, a recent music-school graduate interested in producing. Last summer they put out an EP, White Women, filled with sunny music and a lo-fi sound. And then the band began to grow, with Amalie Bruun adding another voice and then Sam Bair, Leif Huckman and Kai Kennedy adding guitar, bass and drums. They have a new LP in the works, but today Ex Cops are featured on The Bowery Presents Live. Watch them play “Millionaire,” above, and then check them out discussing making music and why sometimes trying isn’t the best policy. And make sure you subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live to stay in touch.