Princeton

PopGun Presents

Princeton

High Highs, NewVillager, Ivana XL

May 11

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

$10.00 DOS

Princeton - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Princeton
Growing up on Princeton Street in Santa Monica, twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel and childhood friend Ben Usen started playing together as a group in the late 90’s, but officially formed Princeton during a year long stay in London in 2005. With the addition of drummer David Kitz, the band first gained attention in 2008 with the conceptual four-song Bloomsbury EP. The band now lives in the Eagle Rock district of LA where their debut album “Cocoon of Love” was recorded.

Among the many detrimental effects that love has on the mind, one of the more subtle is the way it litters the memory with a batch of misplaced associations – places, figures, products and (especially) music that, through chance, become invested with deep personal significance. This detritus of love is scattered all over Princeton’s, Cocoon of Love, right down to its title, taken from a long-ago-cancelled children’s show. Stacks of herbal tea, a glow-in-the-dark monument, paperback writers, the Wall Street Journal, a departing Mercedes, The Metamorphosis, video arcades, graffiti, and a cyclist on the Autobahn all figure prominently into Princeton’s musical sketches.

Fittingly for such a broad range of lyrical touchstones, the band’s musical influences stretch just as wide, taking in everything from Something Else-era Kinks to Serge Gainsbourg, New Order, Arthur Russell, Scott Walker, Yo La Tengo and Gilberto Gil. While still rooted in the Baroque pop of their past work, Cocoon of Love sees the band explore new moods and styles, from the seductive, synth-driven Martina and Clive Krantz to the straight-up Stax-style soul of Show Some Love, When Your Man Gets Home.
High Highs - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
High Highs
With striking vocals entwined with cascading chords these NYC-based Australians have been turning heads with their cavernous bliss-pop. Their pure sound is the logical answer to the saturated freak-folk explosion. With their debut release coming this year, High highs are bound to have their grandoise songs heard around the world.
NewVillager - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
NewVillager are multi-media artists from San Francisco and New York. The two founding members, Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini create new pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially "found" and partially created by the group and their collaborators. In an interview with the band, they describe their mythos as, "not a story, but a lens to look at the world. It's a ten-part framework of understanding the process of transformation, in an abstract sort of way. How does an object or a person or an idea go from one state to another state? It's a question everybody asks any time anyone tries to create anything and the mythology is just our attempt at answering it." NewVillager represents the mythology through symbols, drawings, photographs, film, and installations, all of which are documented on their website (www.newvillager.org).
Ivana XL - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Ivana XL
"Love. Love. Love. I love Ivana XL's music. For those of you who've been longtime YANP readers, you might remember that she used to go by the name of Ivana C. Doesnt' matter what she goes by, however, as her songs are just perfect.".. "For those who have experienced her songs in one way or another, it should come as no surprise that I'm a huge supporter of hers.".. ~ YouAintNoPicasso.com
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/