PopGun Presents Frog Eyes

PopGun Presents Frog Eyes

Leverage Models, Pigeons

Fri, November 13, 2015

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

PopGun Presents Frog Eyes
PopGun Presents Frog Eyes
Forming out of the ashes of Victoria BC's Blue Pine, key members of that aforementioned group have reformed taking their unique swirling, stumbling sound of Blue Pine and drag it into more darker, dramatic, and drunken territory. The results are like a mad man howling beast at in a reverb-drenched rock n' roll cabaret… or something like that. Noisy, distant, crashing drums; distorted organs; guitar shards; cooing and howling. Treading in the same drowning waters as Nick Cave, Crime And The City Solution, and Tom Waits or even The Rockateens.

Frog Eyes plan to tour several times in the near future, going on their always frantic lives shows usually resulting in some sort of drunken crowd waltzing and vocalist Carey Mercer channeling some sort of deranged lunatic onstage, all adding to Frog Eyes' raw romance of extremes and some sort of bleeding despair. Check them out live if you have the chance!
Leverage Models
Leverage Models
Leverage Models' debut album, released in late 2013 on Hometapes (home to other pop experimentalists such as Bear in Heaven, Landlady, Pattern is Movement, & Celestial Shore), received critical acclaim from a few higher profile sources, including The Village Voice, The Guardian, Spin, BrooklynVegan, PopMatters, Paste Magazine, Other Music, Insound, Vogue, and Pitchfork (the latter giving the record an unusually high 8.2, remarking that "you could spend a month mapping the parts written into these three-minute tunes and still find something new on the next listen"). Son Lux's Ryan Lott asked the band to support Son Lux on tour in 2014 and the band's performances, noted for their "tent-revival fury", drew further accolades from regional weeklies across North America. Leverage Models has performed with Prince Rama, Medicine, Escort, Colin Stetson, Gavin Russom (LCD Soundsystem, Crystal Ark), Puro Instinct, Helado Negro, Sinkane, and many others.

After nearly a year of silence, a remodel of the group has emerged newly co-fronted by Tiny Hazard's Alena Spanger. Current performances ground Spanger & Shannon Fields' ecstatic voices with up-tempo, high-gloss pop, head-scratching Fripp-worthy guitar solos, and a frenetic electro-acoustic Latin percussion ensemble. The forthcoming LP, Something Bright (release details TBA), brings the extremes of the first record into sharper relief. Magical realist character studies (populated by investment bankers, dancing corpses, hyper-masculine apocalypse-obsessed relatives, white collar criminals, future senators, Drake-obsessed activists, estranged & shrinking childhood friends, shut-ins and weak, absent fathers) continue to inhabit the same dark, dream-state landscapes as on the debut LP. All within an eccentric collection of soaring, chest-rattling, crystalline pop songs that embrace but gently subvert the pervasive clichés of mainstream pop in search of something immediate, euphoric, resistant to common sense & category, occasionally uncomfortable, and emotionally true.

"8.2 - A 10-track wonder that hits all of the pleasure centers...You could spend a month mapping the parts written into these three-minute tunes and still find something new on the next listen...“ - Pitchfork

9/10 - "Deceptively complex on both a macro and micro level...the album as a whole reveals new interconnections, interplays, resonances each time you play it…this is intensely visceral, pleasurable, (literally and emotionally) moving music; it hits the hips and the heart as hard as the head” - Popmatters
Pigeons
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/