Beast Patrol

PopGun Presents

Beast Patrol

Clementine & The Galaxy, Dynasty Electric, Teletextile

Jan 17

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Beast Patrol
Beast Patrol
It all started with lighting water on fire. Vanessa Bley (lead vox, guitar), Robert Granata (guitar) and Anthony Marchesi (bass) met in 2011 while performing at a revolutionary anti-fracking (Pedal Power NYC) concert powered by bicycles or "natural ass." In early 2012, Vanessa Bley released her solo EP, a lush and vibrant alt-rock record which led to the band's formation as Beast Patrol. In October 2012 they released the EP "Fierce & Grateful," which received significant buzz leading to Rolling Stone's Band to Watch and a slot at Lollapalooza. After a year of extensive performing and the addition of Jacob Read-Harber on drums last summer, the four-piece has settled in and crafted their second record. Unarm Yourself Spring 2014.
Clementine & The Galaxy
Clementine & The Galaxy
“Got a feeling I’m a robot…”

The longing in Julie Hardy’s voice is palpable. It’s a gorgeous voice, filled with warmth and pain, seemingly in contrast with the icy synths and computerized sounds that lurk behind her heartache. But within Clementine & The Galaxy, these two worlds meld together just fine. A retro/futuristic spin on pop, the Brooklyn duo craft evocative electro sounds with a human heart. Hardy may sing “I’ve been programmed not to miss you,” but it’s her soulfulness that propels the whooshing synths and cinematic flourishes of her bandmate/partner Mike MacAllister.

Think the grand drama of St. Vincent, a sprinkle of Bowie’s stardust. Electro-pop gems with a mod sci-fi motif.

Clementine & The Galaxy officially debuted in 2011 with the release of the single “Crying My Whole Heart Out.” Word spread quickly. The duo garnered a feature in Interview (“a pop duo with their hands on synthesizers and heads in the cloud”) and praise from Time Out New York (“Spacey, playfully proggy art pop in the Bowie lineage”). Since then, they’ve released a self-titled EP, a well-received cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” and a popular remix of Big Data’s “Dangerous,” among several others.
This year, Clementine & The Galaxy will unveil their second EP, Midnight Machine, released by Jillionaire of Major Lazer’s Feel Up Records.

The songs on Midnight Machine are equal parts heartbreak and uplift, the cool alienation of “Robot” contrasting with the upbeat, anthemic “Can’t Knock Me Down” and the slow build of “When the Night is Over” (which you may have heard gracing a Victoria’s Secret ad). It’s a complex, multi-faceted pop affair.

Before the release, the duo is gearing up for the road, including appearances at this fall’s CMJ. Live, the group features Hardy on vocals and synths, MacAllister on guitars, and a drummer. “We used to have a larger live band, but we decided to simplifying things. And I’m playing keys again,” says Hardy.
They continue to write new music as well: C&TG is prepping another set of material for next year, a more collaborative affair, including songs written with members of Cobra Starship and Sally Seltmann, the co-writer of Feist’s “1234.” Says Hardy: “It’s different, but we’re still just writing music we like. I’m feeling really good about it.”

This grand union of Hardy and MacAllister sprung from unusual beginnings. Hardy began her career as a singer-songwriter, but one who’s found her talents used far and wide: as a back-up singer for Ellie Goulding on Saturday Night Live. Performing with St. Vincent on Letterman. A smattering of guest vocals and ad work.

MacAllister, meanwhile, was writing film scores and commercials. “We had this one gig in common. Before that we didn’t know each other,” says Hardy, laughing. “It was an incredibly strange gig that our mutual friend found on Craigslist. I had to sing a bunch of hymns in different languages and Mike was the engineer. We did it four years in a row.”

Intrigued by MacAllister’s producing work, Hardy asked about collaborating. “I was performing at the time as Clementine. Then I started working on these new songs that were a real departure,” Hardy says. “It begged for a more electronic sound. So Mike and I started working as a team.” As their sound quickly gelled, “The Galaxy” was added to Clementine’s moniker.
“What I like about the band is that we have so many unique, hybrid elements about us,” says MacAllister. “We’re constantly experimenting, hearing our sound change and grow.”
Nothing robotic about it.
Dynasty Electric
Dynasty Electric
Dynasty Electric is a New York art rock band mining the area between experimental music, rock, and pop. The group was formed in 2002 by
multi-instrumentalist Seth Misterka, (whose varied career has seen him working with everyone from experimentalists Anthony Braxton, William
Parker, and Jonathan Zorn to indie rockers Hot Chip, Shy Child, Aarktica, and The Fever) and singer Jennifer DeVeau (who cut her teeth
touring the UK as a teenager with her all-girl Beatle-cover band Girl). Misterka was on date when he met DeVeau at an East Village bar
– his date was late, so he struck up a conversation with DeVeau who was tending the bar. They had an instant repoire, and Misterka asked
DeVeau to join his new band Dynasty.

Working in various incarnations over the years the group has toured across America, Canada, and Japan, and Taiwan, appeared on MTV2, Much
Music, Democracy Now! and New York television program New York Noise, been the focus of photo spreads in Zoo Magazine and Italian Vogue,
released 7”s on DRR Records and Pop Hop, 2 EPs on Newsonic Records, and the critically acclaimed full-length album “Black Box” on
Mysterious Media in 2004. In 2008 the group toured the US, culminating in a performance at the Burning Man Festival.

In 2009, Dynasty Electric released a new EP "Burning", along with a new video "Closer to Contact" produced by award winning production
company Superfad. The group played the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, and is performing regularly in New York.

Incorporating a wide palette of instruments from theremin, synthesizer, and samplers, to saxophone, electric guitar, and
electronics the group’s sound is edgy, yet accessible, danceable, but experimental, evoking the spirit of great New York art-pop bands like
Blondie, The Talking Heads, Suicide, and The Velvet Underground. Indeed, this great underground New York act is a band whose time has
come. With their accessible sound, and their electrifying live show Dynasty Electric are poised for major crossover success.
Teletextile is the creation of multi-instrumentalist (Harp, Piano, Violin, Guitar) and vocalist Pamela Martinez. A follow up to a previous release Care Package, the Reflector EP was recorded with her past band members Caitlin Gray (Bass, Guitar, Vocals) and Luke Scheiders (Drums, Bells), as well as friends Brian Hamilton (Cymbals Eat Guitars), Aynsley Powel (Tigercity, St. Vincent), Elliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost), and Dave Sheinkopf (The Subjects). Producer Al Carlson (Games, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Vincent) helped work the boards as they recorded through most of the first half of 2010. The dreamy soundscapes alternate between delicate plucking of the harp strings to a adorned voluptuous sound, all making the bed for Martinez' boundless vocals. Martinez's current touring group is made of Alex Topornycky (Guitar), Tim Cronin (Bass), and Allan Mednard (Drums).
A San Antonio, TX native, Martinez began her love affair with the musical arts at a young age. Family sing alongs alternated between her mother and grandmother's love of Ettta James, and her father's affection for George Harrison. When her punk rock aunt would baby sit, the two would watch The Labyrinth and Hairspray on repeat, fostering her affection for the stranger more festooned side of life, art, and music. After attending University in Boston, in 2007 she moved to New York where she worked with the group So Percussion. Through that experience she met the likes of Matmos, Paul Lansky, Tristen Perich, Zeena Parkins, Lesley Flanigan and others. All composers that used both electronics and acoustic instruments in their music, the relationships she formed in those early days in the city remain an influence in the present.
Reflector represents the latest step in Teletextile's unfolding journey towards self-discovery, and the listener is encouraged to come along for the ride. Martinez' sites one of her main motivations of creating and playing music as finding a way to replicate the experience of dreaming. "You should want to close your eyes when listening to music," she says, "it should be your own story, your own vision."
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249