Adventure (Live Set)

PopGun Presents

Adventure (Live Set)

Pat Jordache, Steel Phantoms, Tiny Victories (DJ Set), after party w/ DJ Mark Brown (Adventure)

May 14

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

$10.00 DOS

Adventure (Live Set) - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Adventure (Live Set)
Baltimore and Wham City resident Adventure’s 2008 self-titled debut was an energetic journey through the outer expanses of a SID chip, an experience that took listeners whizzing over pixelated mountains and explored the darker corners of the most modernized urban setting. This limited tonal range and lack of human vocals (save for a few dialogue samples from Bladerunner) may have made the music of Adventure seem a bit cold or impersonal, but on his newest release, The Lesser Known, Benny Boeldt has brightened up his sound, adding soaring synth blasts and maximalist flourishes a la M83.

The airy snare and pulsing bass that open the album act as fanfare, like Boeldt welcoming the listener into the spacious new environment of The Lesser Known. His aesthetic remains grounded in the 1980s, but the songs sound more like retro-futuristic radio hits than the arcade-conjuring modulations of his first release. On tracks like “Fool’s Paradise” and “Smoke and Mirrors,” Boeldt splits the difference between New Order and Nu Shooz, creating a sound that could please even the most cynical bedroom moper while gratifying any party-goer who’s simply looking to dance. Those fearing a record of wistful 80s pop facsimiles will be pleased to hear tunes like “Relax the Mind” and “Lights Out” connecting the dots that link Giorgio Moroder and his modern hit-making scion Dr. Luke. Dance beats permeate the bulk of The Lesser Known, but the two closing songs introduce pensive atmospheres, perhaps laying the framework for Boeldt’s future musical ventures.
Pat Jordache
Pat Jordache
Pat JORDACHE has been making elliptical sparkling waves in Montreal’s vibrant noise-pop community for several years now. His band Sister Suvi with Merill Garbus made a fierce but short-lived impact, serving up dense, lo-fi, supercharged complexity and garnering accolades from Pitchfork among others for their Now I Am Champion album. With the departure of Garbus for the American west coast and her focus on tUnE-yArDs, Pat drew inspiration from that friendship and her hermetic solo process, retreating to minimum wage employment while working up home recordings of solo material.
Steel Phantoms - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Steel Phantoms
Punk w/ Atmosphere…
Former drummer of Montreal indie group Islands, Aaron Harris entered the Brooklyn scene in 2009 when he started Steel Phantoms. Jesse Newkirk soon joined the band, and the combination of pointed songcrafting and dynamic stage shows has been dazzling crowds since. The Harris/Newkirk duo melds elements from the history of proto-punk, alternative, and modern indie to reach wide-ranging territory unexpected from a two-piece. Nevertheless, Harris’s fervid vocals and exhilarating drumming joined with Newkirk’s aggressive, ethereal guitar make for a definitive sound throughout.
Tiny Victories (DJ Set)
Tiny Victories (DJ Set)
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:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/