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The Dismemberment Plan Celebrate New Album Tonight at Terminal 5

October 18th, 2013

After forming in Washington, D.C., in 1993, the Dismemberment Plan mixed the punk of their forebears, Fugazi, with R&B and hip-hop on four well-regarded albums over the next eight years, including the acclaimed Emergency & I in 1999. But to the surprise of many, the quartet called it quits in 2003. Travis Morrison (vocals and guitar), Eric Axelson (bass), Jason Caddell (guitar) and Joe Easley (drums) played just a handful of shows over the ensuing years, before reuniting for a short tour in 2011. Working together again, the Dismemberment Plan (above, playing “Ice of Boston”) soon had a few songs to record, which eventually blossomed into their first new album in 12 years, Uncanney Valley (stream it below), out earlier this week on Partisan Records. And they celebrate its release tonight at Terminal 5.

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Treetop Flyers Celebrate Album Release Tomorrow at Mercury Lounge

June 25th, 2013

Friends Reid Morrison (vocals and guitar), Sam Beer (guitar and vocals), Tomer Danan (drums and vocals), Laurie Sherman (guitar) and Matthew Starritt (bass and vocals) were playing in different London bands—although Danan is the lone American among them—when they teamed up to form the folkie, Americana-tinged Treetop Flyers in 2009. That they play cool, roots-y music should come as no surprise considering Morrison cites My Morning Jacket, Jonathan Wilson and Matthew E. White as influences. As a live band, Treetop Flyers (above, playing “Things Will Change” for FaceCulture) burst onto the scene by winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition in 2011, putting them on the venerable festival’s main stage and setting them up to open for bands like the Lumineers. As for their recorded material, they put out a few singles and an EP on Communion Records (co-owned by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett) before switching over to Brooklyn’s Partisan Records for debut full-length, The Mountain Moves (stream it below), out today. Join in on the celebration when they celebrate its release tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.

 

 

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Get an Amazing Start to Your Weekend Tonight at Mercury Lounge

January 25th, 2013

Just a few years ago, Reine Fiske and Christoffer Gunrup wanted to make music without any preconceived notion of what it should sound like. So they banded together with Alexis Benson, Moussa Fadera, Johan Holmegard and Fredrik Swahn to form the psychedelic boundary-pushing group the Amazing. Their first album, a self-titled affair, came out in 2009, and its laid-back retro feel brought comparisons to ’70s Laurel Canyon. The Amazing (above, playing “Flashlight” for WFUV FM) followed that with an EP, Wait for a Light to Come, and then their second LP, Gentle Stream (stream it below), was released last fall in the U.S. on Partisan Records. And now you can get an amazing start to your weekend when they play Mercury Lounge tonight, presented by Aquarium Drunkard.

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See Callers on Monday Night at Mercury Lounge

January 4th, 2013

Vocalist Sara Lucas (who’s earned comparisons to Joni Mitchell) was raised in St. Louis, influenced by that city’s rich tradition of blues, jazz and gospel. At the same time, guitarist Ryan Seaton grew up in Little Rock, Ark., taking in as many underground punk shows as he could. The two met in New Orleans less than a decade ago and began making music together as Callers. Eventually the duo decamped for Providence, R.I., before settling in Brooklyn. Several months ago, Callers (above, performing “Howard 2 Hands”) released their third album, Reviver (stream it below), on Partisan Records. Paste Magazine says it’s “an album of growth for Callers. It shows their talents as a band that can perform a vast array of songs and yet still manage to tie them all together.” And even better, you can see them at Mercury Lounge on Monday night.

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The Amazing Are Amazing

November 5th, 2012

Just a few years ago, Reine Fiske and Christoffer Gunrup wanted to make music without any preconceived notion of what it should sound like. So they banded together with Alexis Benson, Moussa Fadera, Johan Holmegard and Fredrik Swahn to form the psychedelic boundary-pushing group the Amazing. Their first album, a self-titled affair, came out in 2009, and its laid-back retro feel brought comparisons to ’70s Laurel Canyon. The Amazing (above, playing “Gone”) followed that with an EP, Wait for a Light to Come, and their second LP, Gentle Stream (stream it below), was recently released in the U.S. on Partisan Records. Find out just how amazing this band is tonight at Mercury Lounge.