Backwords

~+ "Nest" Record Release Party!

Backwords

Wild Yaks, Dead Stars, Radical Dads

Sat, September 20, 2014

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Backwords
Backwords
Backwords is a psychedelic-pop and folk group formed in the year 2007 in Brooklyn, NY.

They have toured the United States of America several times over in rusty old vans that always break down but always seem get them where they need to go. They have played over 350 shows including performances in over 55 unique venues spaces in New York City.

Backwords has released 5 LPs. Their most current record Nest brings back memories of both the Stones’ Exile on Main St. as well as quintessential Fleetwood Mac records like Rumors and Tusk.
Wild Yaks
Wild Yaks
This is some writing that this girl Maud did about about us on her blog. I don't know this girl, if I did she would ... (more) know how actually messy my apartment is or how truly, beautifully refined my taste in movies is. I'm also using this, as I'm wont to do, without her permission, but mostly because her blog doesn't offer any way of getting in touch with her. Without further ado: Sweaty boys playing sloppy drunk jammy music is the reason why I like dudes, and Wild Yaks do it oh so well. I want to be their friends because I bet they have a really dirty apartment and watch really good movies. I want to listen to their music because it's masculine and not at all pretentious and they're so into it and their glasses slide off their noses and their shorts are too short.

The drummer looks like a beardier Williamsburgier Iggy Pop. They sing songs about girls and love and tomahawks and pearls like the world and beg for a new guitar when they bust their own. They have a saxophone player with really sticky-uppy hair. You could totally kick ass and run around and drive your car to their songs. Their myspace url is "boyhoodforever" which makes me think they may be aware of how dudely they are but it makes me like them more. They also played this slower song that actually DID remind me of Jonathan Richman, specifically the part in "A Plea For Tenderness" that goes "I know how beautiful death is (duh duh duh duh duh)/ I know why you hate life..." and so on. They're kind of like a screamier Modern Lovers. Or maybe they're just what The Modern Lovers would be like if they weren't straight edge. If they were real real real drunk.
Dead Stars
Dead Stars
Brooklyn band Dead Stars has developed their own brand of fuzzy, hook-laden indie rock, marked by crunchy guitars, catchy riffs and melodic sensibilities. Having been compared to many '90s alt rock favorites, the band's sound is full of nostalgia for the golden age of college radio, while still remaining fresh and modern.

Formed in 2009 by singer/guitarist Jeff Moore, drummer Jaye Moore and bassist John Watterberg, the band spent their first few years self-releasing a string of EPs before signing to local label Uninhabitable Mansions for 2013's High Gain EP. The following year, they joined forces with Brooklyn's Old Flame Records to release their debut LP, Slumber, which has received praise from New York Magazine, KEXP, Noisey, BrooklynVegan, and many more.

Having shared stages with bands like Bear Hands, F*cked Up, and White Fence, Dead Stars has built up a loyal following in the Brooklyn music scene. They have also played alongside Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz & more at the Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival in July 2014
Radical Dads
Radical Dads
Radical Dads coalesced in Brooklyn, NY ca. 2008, likely generated by the spontaneous commingling of two or more types of sludge in the Gowanus Canal. The members are Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). They first laid ears on each other all the way back in the mythic ancient age known as the late 1990s.

As the decades have trudged by, the pants have shrunk, but the beat and the racket have slunk on, free flowing as a pair of XL kulats. In 2011, Radical Dads released their first full-length record, Mega Rama, produced by Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers, Neko Case, Ted Leo) and crowned by swamp manbeast art by Michael Deforge. The succeeding ripper was 7-inch “Skateboard Bulldog,” produced by same, and illuminated with mind-erasing canine cartoon art by THEE Matt Furie.

During the summer of 2012, Radical Dads hauled themselves to the northerly territories of the northern state of Rhode Island to work with Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Lightning Bolt, Callers). It was at this locale that their new album took the shape of a Lamborghini driving through space, headed Andromeda-ward. Those who survived said it was extremely magical.

Radical Dads are fucking thrilled to present their new LP, Rapid Reality, to your earholes. They are especially delighted that all the album art was created by the inimitable and unintimidatable Dana Schutz, #1 paintress of the 21st century. When not pulling late shifts at the jam factory, the guitar-guitar-drums outfit enjoys gummy snacks, hitting the fizz, snoozin’ on Sundays, meditation, meditating on pizza, pizza itself, sunglasses, friends, all-time peace, and the search for the attainment of the transcendence of coolness.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/