289 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN NY 11249
Via Audio (Album Release Party!)
Elizabeth & the Catapult, Spirit Kid
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
Via Audio (Album Release Party!)
Via Audio was formed in 2002 at the infamous Berklee College of Music in Boston. After releasing a self-titled EP on the small independent Kill Normal Records in 2004, the band first garnered attention when Death Cab for Cutie’s guitarist Chris Walla dubbed them his “new favorite band,” in his column for Under the Radar Magazine.
They soon after caught the attention of Spoon drummer Jim Eno, who would become their longtime producer, collaborator and comrade. With Eno’s help behind the board, Via Audio released their first full-length, "Say Something", in 2007 on California-based indie label Sidecho Records, as well as Kurofune Records in Japan.Pitchfork Media described "Say Something" as having “such a beautiful gloss over everything that it sticks, hurts, and feels delicious” and the album received accolades from Spin, Nylon, Under the Radar, Alternative Press, theTripwire, and Stereogum, among others. The band has since toured the U.S. and Japan alongside the likes of Spoon, White Rabbits, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Ha Ha Tonka, Jukebox the Ghost, Elizabeth & the Catapult, and Modern Skirts, making appearances at the South By Southwest, Monolith, and CMJ festivals.
After the departure of a key band member, Via Audio shut themselves up again in Eno’s Austin, Texas home studio in 2009, tackling their next songbook as Eno carefully and artfully crafted different sonic palettes for each unique song on "Animalore". The result is an album that "plays like a pop-up book for adults, bursting with vivid colors and secret corridors at the turn of every page." (FILTER Magazine)
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, they were able to self-record their newest effort "NATURAL LANGUAGE", produced by their original drummer Dan Molad (Lucius) in his Brooklyn home studio Sounds Like A Fire. The new record will be self-released on limited edition CD and 12" vinyl formats, as well as everywhere digitally, on March 25th, 2014, a decade after their first self-titled EP.
Elizabeth & the Catapult
Elizabeth & The Catapult is a Brooklyn-based artist, consisting of
singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman. She is best known for her 2009
album Taller Children, produced by Mike Mogis and released on Verve
Forecast. In the last year she has toured with Kishi Bashi, recorded
with Richard Swift and sang backgrounds for the Waterboys and The
Shins. Her 3rd LP, "Like it Never Happened" is due for release in
Spirit Kid is the musical moniker of songwriter Emeen Zarookian, backed by members of Boston bands Babydriver and Bent Shapes. Started in the mid-2000s as a solo project, Spirit Kid was officially formed in 2010 with the release of his debut self-titled album on the RPL Audio imprint.
The Boston based Indie-Pop band has since released a string of singles (7" and cassette) and an EP, supporting acts such as Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Zeus, Darwin Deez, and Here We Go Magic, throughout New England and down both coasts. The music has also seen several placements in film, TV, video games, and online videos.
The latest offering is a 2-song cassette and digital single entitled "Innocent Blues". Co-produced by TW Walsh (Pedro The Lion), the song boasts a Fleetwood Mac-esque 70's groove, while its B-Side "Where Did You Sleep" retains the jangly-pop and wistful harmonies that Spirit Kid is known for.
Emeen is currently hard at work co-producing album number two with Jeremy Mendicino (Pretty & Nice) which will be released Fall 2013.
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.