PopGun CMJ Party, Chrome Sparks

PopGun CMJ Party

Chrome Sparks

Flume, Mozart's Sister, Tiny Victories

Oct 19

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

Cameo Gallery

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

PopGun CMJ Party
PopGun CMJ Party
It's hard to believe it's already our 4th CMJ! But since we are finally old enough to finger paint and tie our shoes we've decided to celebrate by bringing together a few artists that have caught our attention over the last year. It all goes down at Cameo Gallery on Oct. 19th - come party!
Chrome Sparks
Chrome Sparks
The Brooklyn-based artist, born Jeremy Malvin, grew up in Pittsburgh and spent formative time in Ann Arbor before settling east and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridized sound, including Pitchfork, Dancing Astronaut, Indie Shuffle, and FADER. Chrome Sparks first burst into electronic music consciousness in 2012 with "Marijuana," a Bandcamp compilation track turned Internet phenomenon (organically rocketing to #1 on HypeMachine and racking up over 20 million cumulative streams to date). Since then he's released three EPs via Australian tastemakers Future Classic (including subsequent breakthrough track "Moonraker"), remixed Chet Faker, Porter Robinson, Fred Falke and London Grammar among others, and played sold out shows throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Most recently Malvin and his friend Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers released an EP under the band name Promises LTD through the popular digital curators Majestic Casual which garnered over 5 million streams.

Malvin spent 2016 and 2017 split between constant touring (with the likes of Flume, Odezsa, Bonobo and XXYYXX) and writing/recording his debut LP for Counter/ Ninja Tune slated for release in Spring 2018.
Flume is a 20 year old beatmaker from Sydney. He got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places – a music production program he found in a cereal box. Taking a no-holds-barred attitude to music creation Flume takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources and scenes distilling his sound into a melodic bass heavy style of his own. International press has come from tastemaking sources including XLR8R (USA – 8.6/10 review), Lodown Magazine (UK – 8/10 review) & Electronic Beats (Germany). In Australia, Flume has received strong support from leading youth broadcaster Triple J (morning Host Zan Rowe naming ‘Sleepless’ as her “Catch of The Day”) and community radio nationally, with high rotation on RRR, PBS, RTR, FBi and 2ser.

Flume is getting significant buzz online with ‘Sleepless’ amassing 500,000+ plays on YouTube, and 120,000+ on Soundcloud and his facebook page has 23,000+ fans in less than a year of being online. Sleepless was soft released in August 2011 and has been #1 on the iTunes Australia Electronic Chart for several weeks and in the top 10 for several months. Flume has also featured on a vinyl co-release with Anna Lunoe and has released remixes for Hermitude, Junior Boys, Onra, The Aston Shuffle and Ta-ku.

Flume’s live shows have now come into full effect after 2 sold out national headline tours of 300-500 capacity rooms, Sydney and Melbourne supports for the xx and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (forthcoming) and festival bookings for Splendour in the Grass, a sold-out show at Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House where he headlined alongside Jacques Renault & Isolee, and has been confirmed for the full national run for Parklife, as well as Harbourlife, Foreshore and several more New Years period festivals in Australia and New Zealand. He’s also been the main support for shows by Hermitude, Oscar + Martin, Chet Faker and New Navy.

Internationally Flume has been confirmed to perform at CMJ in New York in October 2012 and been signed for UK and European booking by Elastic Artists (Flying Lotus, Major Lazer) with plans for both a European and North American tour in 2013.

Flume’s debut self-titled album will be out on 12 November 2012 released worldwide by Future Classic (Flight Facilities, New Navy). It will be preceded by a vinyl/digital release of Sleepless on 24 September with remixes by Shlohmo (USA) and Midland (UK) and a video clip. In addition to lead single Sleepless featuring Jezzabell Doran the album features guest vocal contributions by Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, George Maple (aka Jess from Flight Facilities’ Foreign Language single) and Porto Rican LA based MC T.Shirt.
Mozart's Sister
Mozart’s Sister is the captivating solo project of Montreal’s Caila Thompson-Hannant. Staggering between beautiful, bursting synth-filled pop melodies and the complicated, often harsh consequences of reality in her lyrics, she unites these elements together in an explosion of vibrant emotion and hypnotizing intensity.

Taking shape in early 2011, Mozart’s Sister thrives on complex layering, melding upbeat, sparkling dance loops with tremendous, belting vocals, only to morph into pulsating sci-fi drones and dark rhythms atop sensuous, assertive vocals.

This sense of unexpected fluidity and change flows throughout Dear Fear, her self-recorded and self-released debut EP of 2011, dancing between the rhapsody and destructive components of sex, love and relationships. Labeled “bedroom paranoia,” Dear Fear explores the wild, untamed energy manifested within the confines of one’s own space and the inner power developed to break down these walls. In “Don’t Leave It To Me,” Thompson-Hannant belts, “I wrote this song after I met you,” a statement that Pitchfork praises, “if it resulted in a pop gem like this – you’re left feeling grateful for that chance encounter.”

Influenced by mainstream R & B and Prince, ‘90s trip-hop and Björk, and the current shift in electronic music, Thompson-Hannant incorporates this sense of collage into her work, constantly transforming her voice and sound against a gorgeous, direct aesthetic with an uncontainable passion and sense of expression. Mixed in with the sassy, riveting confidence of defining groups like TLC and Salt-N-Pepa, Mozart’s Sister is also both influenced by and a part of the groundbreaking modern Montreal electronic music scene, characterized with the same vigor and charisma as such female contemporaries she’s shared the stage with, Grimes and tUnE-yArDs.

Look for an upcoming release from Mozart’s Sister in 2013, one that leaves behind the bedroom paranoia and grasps control with a glittering, entirely arresting radiance.
Tiny Victories
Tiny Victories
Tiny Victories are a duo, but they are backed by a nearly autonomous army of samplers and electronic instruments. Their pop aesthetic recalls MGMT, with elements of experimental and electronic meddling that makes the music take a turn for the strange.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211