BRAHMS

PopGun Presents

BRAHMS

Acrylics, New Moods, Tanlines (DJ Set)

Feb 24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

$10.00 DOS

BRAHMS - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
BRAHMS
BRAHMS played their first show in the early hours of January 1st 2010 for a small audience at their practice space in Greenpoint. They're a blank slate for the decade to write upon.
Acrylics - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
If you cut certain sections of the Acrylics music and looped them together, you would be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a relaxation type given to you by some well-meaning relative. The band certainly does nothing to discourage their slightly skewed interpretation of ‘cool’. Contemplative slow-burning candy garage and seductive vocals provide a reflective airy 80s filmic feel. Further complimented by graphics delivered with an irony that only New Yorkers seem to perfect.
New Moods - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
New Moods
The seeds of New Moods sprouted a couple years ago in small house on the outskirts of Bushwick, after overhearing his roommate artist/vocalist Billy Jones (Other Passengers) feverishly writing and recording rough demos for a solo project that never quite came to fruition, producer/engineer Sean Maffucci (Icewater Scandal) was quickly inspired to get involved. Having spent the better part of the last 4 years producing and engineering albums from his Junkyard studio, (Bear in Heaven, Gang Gang Dance , et al), Maffucci knew he wanted to contribute and enhance what he was hearing with his magical hands, and after doing some beat and synth programming to an early version of “Dying/Trying”, Jones and Maffucci knew they were on to something special, this was the birth of New Moods.
While not denying any genre as an influence, New York City Post-World dance rock band New Moods is constantly looking forward through hazy borders of objectivity. While never forgetting the 80′s New Wave movie soundtracks they heard growing up, the music is consistently focused on new directions in sound. Rhythmic elements sometimes reminiscent of a cross between Urban Dance and Baile Funk, catchy pseudo-pop melodic synthesizer progressions inspired by Raï and UK Acid-House, they bring the listener in with dark introspective lyrics, along with Anatolian guitar sounds seemingly flowing from the Bosporus, New Moods creates a memorable dynamic sound, whether it be physical or emotional — New Moods is
moving.

After playing a dozen shows as an elecrto-two piece, New Moods have recently been joined by Melati Malay (Young Magic) and Steve Garofano (Vic Thrill).
Tanlines (DJ Set)
Tanlines are an experimental pop duo based in Brooklyn and comprised of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm. Jesse used to play in Professor Murder and Eric was in production duo the Brothers.

Blurring the line between production team and band, Tanlines are equally influenced by the overproduced studio pop music of the 1980s and 90s and underground dance music from cultures around the world. Tanlines blend these styles against a backdrop of frantically pulsating rhythms, hypnotic guitar lines, and melodies to form what sounds like pop music from a country that doesn’t actually exist. Tears for Fears as snake charmers. Stock, Aitken, Waterman at Monster Island Basement. The Caribbean’s answer to KLF. Awesome found footage soundtracks from the outer reaches of the internet.

Tanlines first emerged in 2008, getting some attention for their first track, a playful, synth-led remix of Telepathe’s ‘Chrome’s On It’. Since then, they have also done remixes for El Guincho, The Tough Alliance, Glasser, Au Revoir Simone, and Angel Deradoorian of the Dirty Projectors. Their remix style often consists of completely rewriting all of the music around an unaltered vocal take. These remixes are a platform to complement their production style and original recordings.

Their first proper release came in December 2008 with the ‘New Flowers’ 12” on Young Turks/XL. The title track has a Balearic house-meets-Larry Levan’s NYC disco groove with a relentless and euphoric charm that makes pasty British university students burst into flames. They followed this release in early 2009 with ‘Bejan’, a low-key-but-epic bongo-heavy jam that appears on the Kitsuné Maison 7 compilation from the Paris-based record label/fashion house Kitsuné. In 2009, Tanlines also appeared with their first track based around an original vocal melody, “s.a.w.”, on a 7” split single with Salem released by the FADER magazine.

Tanlines spent much of 2009 establishing their live presence, with appearances opening for Yeasayer, Os Mutantes, DJ/ rupture, Zizek, HEALTH, and many others, equally comfortable playing at spiffy Manhattan dance clubs, DIY Brooklyn venues, 100-year-old music halls, and venerable art museums, all of which have invited them to play.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/