Silent Rider, Colossal Mantis

PopGun Presents

Silent Rider

Colossal Mantis

Carroll, Sorcha Richardson

Sun Feb 24, 2013

8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY


This event is 21 and over

Silent Rider
Silent Rider
Silent Rider is the moniker of the indie-electronic project fronted by Brooklyn-based producer Reed Kackley. His style stitches together bits and pieces of several genres, often-utilizing melodramatic vocals, swelling synths, somber piano tones, heavy basslines and concise, hard-hitting percussion. Silent Rider assembles dark, melancholic progressions and textures pulling from downtempo, trip-hop and electronic pop.

The debut, self-titled, album was released in September of 2012, and features vocals and co-production by Michael Santiago. In Addition, Silent Rider has released a number of official remixes over the past few months, for artists such as Lucius, Vacationer, Houses and Drop The Lime. Over the past year, Silent Rider has been steadily generating buzz with numerous features on respected blogs and several tracks reaching the Top 10 list on Hype Machines' "Most Popular" page. They have also garnered attention for their live show, sharing bills with bands like Tesla Boy, FM Belfast, Lovelife and Black Onassis.

Currently, the project is a 3-piece with the addition of percussionist Aaron Goodrich and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Payne. A new EP is in production, featuring Kackley on vocals and building upon a more organic soundscape.
Colossal Mantis
Colossal Mantis
Colossal Mantis looms ominously on the horizon, a powerful collective of local music makers waiting for the precise moment to strike.
Formed by North Forkers Desmond Tetrault and Andreas Stavropolis and expanded by Brooklinites and fellow Hunter students Alejandro Salazar and Joey Verara, the group's music offers a fresh perspective on the changing dynamic of modern music.

The diversity of the band's members and their influences directly correlates to their unique sound, a seamless fusion of hip hop, electronic dance music, and progressive rock styles. They frequently collaborate with other musicians, most notably singer and songwriter Sorcha Richardson, who has appeared on a number of their songs and performed with them live at such venues as Sounds of Brazil, Cameo Gallery, Santo's Party House, and the Bowery Electric-
Brooklyn five-piece bringing you electronic grooves.
Sorcha Richardson
Sorcha Richardson
"bedroom songs sung from a big city window" - bitzlr.com





Tequila Mockingbird - $8
(Sauza Gold, Ginger Ale, Cranberry)
Negroni - $9
(Well gin, Campari, Vermouth)
Jameson Black & Stormy - $9
(Patron, Coffee, Campari, Ginger Ale)
Rolling Rock + Well Jammer - $9

Still pouring the strongest drinks in town. Cash only, Dad.