“Elegant compositions of frosted indie pop.” —The New Yorker
In the summer of 2008, Glass Ghost recorded the album now known as Idol Omen in a Brooklyn brownstone , with producer Tyler Wood. Idol Omen (which features Luke Temple and Sharon Van Etten), was released in October of 2009 on Western Vinyl recordings. The song "Like a Diamond" was featured on the final episode of the HBO show "Bored To Death." Glass Ghost has appeared on NPR and Daytotter, as has toured and played with shows with White Rabbits, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, Here We Go Magic and Sharon Van Etten. Beyond Race describes them as "a fresh group to look out for, having no fear to step out of the designated lines," and Daytrotter describes their music as "gorgeous patience and stepping lightly into this new world that's painted silver and frozen blue, a world that begins and ends with someone before a fire, trying to warm themselves back to an operative state."
Magmana is Joan Tick and Caleb Lindskoog, a couple that offers an intimate take on the back and forth between lovers, friends and the soundscapes in between. Joan sings songs inspired by the views of the outsider, heartbreak and the neuroses associated with being an artist while Caleb leads you on guitar through deep and surprising arrangements. Emerging from a folk background, their music is strange, cinematic and moody—spanning despair and whimsy to create compelling emotional narratives. They will be releasing their forthcoming full-length, Fiend, in early 2013.
A former opera singer and actress, Katie Mullins released her debut album Pastoral in 2009, establishing herself as a singer/songwriter who does not fit the typical ‘girl with guitar’ mold. Her second album, Wedding, is a direct, albeit more developed, descendent of the debut album. She still has the same rich voice, shows the same affinity for thoughtful, dream-like lyrics and she still plays an mbira (a thumb-piano in the Zimbabwean tuning that she made herself) on a couple of songs. But instead of a guitar she now favors the baritone ukulele and/or keyboards as her main instruments. Mullins recorded the album Japam Studios in Bushwick, where engineering team and brothers, Peter Wadsworth and Sam Wadsworth worked with Mullins to help her produce some of the more lush sounds and arrangements. Nick Kinsey of Elvis Perkins in Deerland, played drums, Mike Irwin of Low Anthem played horns and James Waldo, of Spirits of the Red City played cello. Wedding is a collection of songs about life and dreams, and about loves labors as they are growing and as they get lost… The title reflects the pairing and joining of these seemingly contradictory themes, and has nothing to do with matrimony.
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of show.