Shapes in Calgary

PopGun Presents

Shapes in Calgary

Heatmap, Unreasonable Hours

Feb 24

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

$10 / $12

This event is 16 and over

Shapes in Calgary
Shapes in Calgary
Shapes in Calgary started as a collaboration between songwriter Alyssa Ciorciari and producer Gary Atturio in their tiny, home recording studio.The goal at the beginning was to make simple, small-sounding pop music using only a drum machine and a 1980's synthesizer. The restrictive nature of the project forced the duo to focus mainly on their songwriting and arranging abilities. They released their "Happy Now - EP" in the fall of 2016.

Shapes in Calgary plans to release their follow-up EP in the spring of 2018. The duo expanded their sound and collaborated on production with Nick Krill (Spinto Band, Teen Men, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.) While maintaining their simplistic approach to pop music, the new EP expands sonically from their debut in a way that maintains the all of their charm while exploring new territory at the same time.
Heatmap
Heatmap
Heatmap is proof that post-post-punk’s not dead. And Pulses, the band’s debut EP is proof of that old post-punk axiom: You can take three middle-class kids out of the suburbs, but you can't take the unearned suburban angst out of three middle-class kids.

Drummer Phil Sutton and guitarist Michael Friedrich, childhood friends from Long Island, were founding members of the forgotten Frenchkiss Records band Rahim. Bassist Eric Freda and Sutton, who met in college, later played together in the forgotten Philadelphia band Wigwams.

Pillaging the minor vinyl of the Touch & Go and Dischord catalogues, Heatmap pieces together a fresh vision of stark melody and economy. The trio documented the outcome of their first six months together in a weekend recording session with Philadelphia producer Jeff Zeigler. “The idea,” says Sutton, “was to make circular songs with caveman beats you can feel.” Pulses is available digitally and on limited edition cassette from Dimension Arts.
Unreasonable Hours
Unreasonable Hours
Unreasonable Hours is a 4-piece band from Astoria and Crown Heights.
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/