Wintersleep

PopGun Presents

Wintersleep

ARMS (Solo), WRITER

Jan 25

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Wintersleep
Wintersleep
With a name that fits a Nova Scotia-based band rather well, Wintersleep formed in 2001. Initially, they were part of the Nova Scotia label and artists' collective Dependent Music, which released their first two albums, 2003's Wintersleep and 2005's untitled full-length, as the band was just getting rolling. The band graduated to the big time -- that is to say the major labels -- in 2006, when Wintersleep signed with Labwork, a subsidiary of EMI Canada. Members Paul Murphy (vocals and guitar), Tim D'Eon (guitar and keyboards), Jud Haynes (bass), Jon Samuel (keyboards), and Loel Campbell (drums) were able to see their first two releases get a second look on their new label, complete with bonus tracks, but in 2007 Haynes left the group. A quick replacement was found in Mike Bigelow, and Wintersleep soon returned to store shelves with their 2007 album, Welcome to the Night Sky. In 2008 the band was nominated for a Juno Award, Canada's highest honor in the national music scene.
ARMS (Solo)
ARMS (Solo)
From 2004 to 2009, Todd Goldstein wrote music under the name ARMS, playing most of the instruments himself and recording them in his bedroom in the moments between playing guitar in his main band at the time, Brooklyn's long-running, modestly beloved Harlem Shakes. As ARMS, Todd quietly released the album Kids Aflame in 2008 / 2009 (Melodic UK / Gigantic US). In the summer of 2009, Harlem Shakes disbanded. Upon the breakup of his longtime band, Todd recruited Tlacael Esparza to play drums and Matty Fasano to play bass and sing the songs he'd been writing all along. Soon, the trio began writing songs together, and ARMS was born anew.

ARMS is no longer Todd's solo pseudonym - it's the name of the music that comes out when Todd, Matty, and Tlacael play together. Sad, beautiful, echo-y music that sounds like everything they've loved, blown apart and then put back together piece by piece. ARMS' new EP - called, appropriately, "EP" - is the first five songs of what will become the band's true debut full-length, a loose concept album / song cycle tentatively titled Summer Skills.
WRITER
WRITER
In a small corner of San Diego, brothers Andy and James Ralph drives melodies through the air sharp as nails; while plugged into buzzing amps in a space cluttered with a dozen instruments and tangled cords. Beneath wooden rafters and a blanket of sound, an unpolished throat sings gritty, spit-shined, and endearingly clumsy where the sadness of its voice is somehow tender. It is a voice reaching for something familiar, inspired by physical experience, influential friends, loss, and objects that leave a residue of longing.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/