PopGun Presents


Acrylics, Turn To Crime, Papertwin

May 01

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

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Suckers are an experimental rock band which formed in 2009 in New York City, New York, United States. The band consists of Quinn Walker, Austin Fisher and Pan. The band’s debut album, “Wild Smile” was released in 2010 on Frenchkiss Records.
If you cut certain sections of the Acrylics music and looped them together, you would be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a relaxation type given to you by some well-meaning relative. The band certainly does nothing to discourage their slightly skewed interpretation of ‘cool’. Contemplative slow-burning candy garage and seductive vocals provide a reflective airy 80s filmic feel. Further complimented by graphics delivered with an irony that only New Yorkers seem to perfect.
Turn To Crime
Music doesn't always fit into neat categories. Neither do the narratives we create. Detroit's is one of a city on the rise. But to rise, you must first climb out of the wreckage. Former Awesome Color member Derek Stanton has done just that with Turn To Crime. What started as a solo ambient-noise project quickly evolved into an experimental pop band. Stanton began writing songs on drums and keyboard with Sonic Youth-flavored guitars woven in. Using his voice as an instrument, Stanton wrote and recorded almost all of Turn To Crime's debut album, Can't Love (out July 1st on Mugg & Bopp Records/Old Flame Records), by himself. Can't Love is full of both off-kilter, ear candy pop jams and kraut-like guitar epics. The excellent lead track, "Sunday's Cool," features Stanton's signature vocal and guitar one-two punch. In a city where rock 'n roll reigns supreme, Turn To Crime carries the torch for explorative, forward-thinking, ambient, post-punk, post-everything, post-whatever music.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, this band has been creating music since 2009. New wave vocals, and a mix of dream pop, Brit pop and shoegaze combine to make the sound that is Papertwin. The heavy usage of synthesizers informs their sonic foundation while translucent, crystalline vocals etch a distinguishing clarity to their sound. Often known for creating an airy, cloud-like atmosphere, the rhythmic presence of electronic drums bespeckled with bombarding fills points more clearly to the eras of 80's synthpop and 90's industrial.
Max Decker (guitar, vocals and songwriter), along with Francis Cardinale (drums), Nick Shopa, (keyboard) and Justin Michael Miller (bass), inspire dense yet bright, and robust melodic mixes, as evidenced in their self-produced debut album, Porcelain.

Decker, a schooled painter and artist whose work can be seen on the cover of the Porcelain EP, rekindled his musical passions after attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He continued to paint vivid images and heartfelt emotions, but this time through the compilation and personification of modest words joined with strong beats and energetic melodies that hit a chord and trigger a can’t-help-but-dance response.

Shortly after Decker began to revisit his musical side, he was quickly joined by high school friend Cardinale in 2009, who also brought Shopa, a classically trained guitarist with a skill for repairing and tuning pianos, with him to command the keyboard. Bassist Justin Miller, a Berklee College of Music alum, music producer and recording engineer, then completed the quartet in 2010.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249