SCORPIO RISING featuring, Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow)

SCORPIO RISING featuring

Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow)

Sky White Tiger (EP Release), SINCE, Prince Rama (DJs the Front Room), Rinsed (DJ Set), Demode (DJ Set)

Wed, November 19, 2014

7:30 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

SCORPIO RISING featuring
SCORPIO RISING featuring
a cosmic walk in the zodiac gallery
Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow)
Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow)
Andrew Wyatt began his career in music years ago in his native city of New York where he made a name for himself playing with Joan Wasser and members of the Jeff Buckley Band in Black Beetle, as well as Michael Tighe's post-punk revival band The A.M. After some "eventful" years involved in pop songwriting, his curiosity led him down the garden path and he decided he would try his luck writing music for an orchestra. He says, "Against my better judgement I became obsessed with doing this, so I decided I would confine my mania to one month." Armed with a tiny hourglass and an out-of-date version of Apple's Logic music program, Wyatt went to work. He knew only one city could be home to this ambition, Prague. His reasoning? "The least expensive place to do strings," he jokes. Upon arrival he realized the language barrier was twofold. He spoke not a word of Czech and none of the players could make sense of his feverishly notated scores. Then, things got better.

Wyatt's first solo full-length, Descender, finds Wyatt accessing the pop storyteller side of himself while also marking a departure from his recent work with Grammy-winning production duo Bloodshy & Avant in Miike Snow. It's a lush song cycle that marries timeless instrumentation with deep confession and forward-thinking production, making classical sounds seem thoroughly modern while allowing their untempered natural beauty to still shine.

A darkened, huddled romanticism permeates the record's sweeping string arrangements and Wyatt's vulnerable vocals, hinting at beauty observed, already conquered, but unable to be re-captured or kept afloat. Much like F. Scott Fitzgerald's depiction of Gatsby, one gets the feeling of staring at the green light across the bay, wishing you could just get closer to it even if (or especially if) it means getting far away from your home, your wares, your memories. Sonically, the sprawl of the orchestra calls up Sufjan Stevens' expansive pop if it had a slicker, world-weary and love-hungry traveler behind the helm, focusing a deeper lens rather than a wider one on interpersonal connection.

Though he's had recent forays into the concert hall composing Royal Ballet of London's Carbon Life-- a collaborative piece with Mark Ronson, Alison Mosshart, and choreographer Wayne McGregor, Descender marks another personal milestone for Wyatt: these are his first works entirely written, orchestrated, and produced by himself. The pieces were performed by Wyatt and Prague's Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Adam Klemens, with additional appearances by John Herndon (Tortoise), Brad Truax (Interpol, Gang Gang Dance), Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes), Anthony Rossomondo (The Libertines) among others. Descender will be released worldwide on INGRID/Downtown Records April 16, 2013. INGRID is an imprint and artist collective founded in part by Wyatt and Miike Snow themselves, sharing curation duties with Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, and several others.
Sky White Tiger (EP Release)
Sky White Tiger (EP Release)
Blurring lines between fantasy and reality, Louis Schwadron (former Polyphonic Spree) took matters into his own paws, birthing psych-pop alter ego SKY WHITE TIGER. After a decade of writing, recording, performing as multi-instrumentalist with Radiohead, David Bowie, Elton John, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, The National, St. Vincent, and a batch of supporting US tour dates with Rufus Wainwright, Schwadron has completed a Debut LP Electraand an upcoming EP Child of Fire for touring in 2014 and beyond. With a blend of acoustic, electronic and a touch of the cinematic, Sky White Tiger can expand from solo to a 5 piece band, performing on stages, art galleries, planetarium domes - fusing sound, light, and fantasy - transforming any space into the Tiger Realm of the endless imagination.
Prince Rama (DJs the Front Room)
Prince Rama (DJs the Front Room)
"What the hell is that?" is a question pretty familiar to the controversial Brooklyn band Prince Rama. The answer is far from simple; sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts and have now finished inventing an apocalypse on which to base their new pseudo-compilation album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, comprised of ten singles "channeled" from fictional deceased pop bands. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective's Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes. They signed to Paw Tracks shortly thereafter, and have since released Shadow Temple and Trust Now, which peaked at #3 and #6 on the Billboard New Age Charts respectively. In only four years, Prince Rama have released a prolific six albums and toured in four of the seven continents, recording with members of Animal Collective and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Taraka recently published a manifesto on the "NOW AGE" that puts forth Prince Rama's aesthetic and metaphysical philosophies, which has been met with both hatred and praise from art and music worlds alike. One thing is certain: whatever it is they are, Prince Rama are constantly breaking the mold of what is acceptable to forge a dizzying universe that is wholly their own.
Rinsed (DJ Set)
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/