289 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN NY 11249
Cherokee Red, Janet LaBelle, St. Claire
Wed Mar 6, 2013
This event is 21 and over
New York, NY— Wonderland Archives is thrilled to announce the July 24th release of South Tropical Trail, the new full-length LP by Chase King, featuring new single "Bed of Lies". His musical chairs style is on full display on this newest release, so much so that it's hard to believe that South Tropical Trail – his second solo record and first for Wonderland Archives – was orchestrated by him, and him alone.
Chase King creates pop gems in Brooklyn, NY. With a long evolution from drummer to singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has developed a highly nuanced, handcrafted sound. Shifting with ease between driving rhythms and a textured, folksy psychedelia, his songs become so much more than the sum of their parts. King blends backwards loops, atmospheric swells, and delicate vocal harmonies to create a lush quilt of experimental Americana. Moody and earnest, his lyrics provide a contrast to the music, which richens the view- as if you're seeing opposite sides of the same coin. Tinged with the breezy feel of dark tropicalia, this is the perfect summer listen.
Wonderland Archives is a decidedly Queens based record label. Founded by Gainesville, Florida transplants Boyd Shropshire (Kurt Vile, Human Television) and Cassandra Ferland, it fosters a handcrafted sound and collaborative environment among its artists who also include Slow Country and Matt Raddick (Holopaw).
In the winter of 2011 in the low lying valley of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Charles Davis and Christiana Bartolini inadvertently discovered that they were both searching for a new music project to pursue. Christiana, the lead singer, brought her laptop recording studio and a bag of various hand percussion instruments and Charles, pianist & guitarist, skillfully utilized those staple instruments and together they began combining their respective rough drafts of music. They soon formed a sound varying between "woozy dream pop," "eerie folk," and beyond. Fast forward to the spring of 2011- Charles and Christiana had numerous completed (but stripped down) songs and felt it was time to bring new perspectives into the group to help thicken and broaden their sound. In June of 2011, the stars perfectly aligned and Christiana & Charles effortlessly found three new members- Dirk Dekker (bassist/guitarist), Andrew Sgarlat (drums/guitar) and Brittany Thomas (guitar/background vox) with Andrew and Brittany contributing to the song writing process- and the group soon formed Cherokee Red. The band began playing shows in the summer of June 2011, gaining a quick following of eager fans of all ages and drawing comparisons to the likes of Jenny Lewis, Mazzy Star, Beach House, Florence and The Machine, and Fleetwood Mac. Cherokee Red will be re-releasing their self-produced, self-titled debut album via Crash Avenue PR on April 16th, 2013!
LaBelle's songwriting has been described as "top-notch" according to Aquarian Weekly and "full of neat, unexpected flourishes" by New York Music Daily. On her latest EP, "Blossom & Blue, " LaBelle demonstrates that her range of influences is limitless, but her unique voice emerges as entirely her own.
Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, LaBelle fronted one of the few female-led bands on the indie-rock scene. She has since taken her songwriting and musicianship to new heights, learning new instruments and exploring a range of styles from '60s French pop to alternative country. In addition to her solo project, she has recently toured as a singer and multi-instrumentalist with Jimmy Destri of Blondie.
LaBelle is currently living in Brooklyn where she performs regularly with her band. She is working on her fourth album release with tour dates soon to be announced.
Brother and sister Emily and Glenn Forsythe grew up in Columbus, Ohio playing music together throughout their lives. After years spent traveling around Europe, South America and the United States, Glenn and Emily reunited in Boston, Massachusetts and started St. Claire. There they were joined by Amelia Emmet (from Mr. Sister) to record and produce their debut record "Everyone Lives Here." They now live in Brooklyn, New York.
CURRENT DRINK SPECIALS
Tequila Mockingbird - $7
(Sauza Gold, Ginger Ale, Cranberry)
Negroni - $8
(Well gin, Campari, Vermouth)
The Ram Bomb - $9
(Patron, Coffee, Campari, Ginger Ale)
Rolling Rock + Well Shot - $8
Still pouring the strongest drinks in town.