Alexandra Stewart (Album Release Party - Wábá)

PopGun Presents

Alexandra Stewart (Album Release Party - Wábá)

with Special Guest Fallulah, Hayley Coupon

Tue Oct 8, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Alexandra Stewart (Album Release Party - Wábá)
Alexandra Stewart (Album Release Party - Wábá)
Brooklyn émigré Alexandra Stewart is due to release her lush debut, Wàbà, in the fall. This idyllic Canadian village, named after the Algonquin word for "white," is the backdrop for this tumultuous memoir.

Wàbà was recorded on a small country home and farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey by Alexander Overington, mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre) in Montreal, and finally mastered by Joe Lambert (Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Lia Ices) in Brooklyn, where it currently resides.
with Special Guest Fallulah
Maria Apetri – more commonly known as Danish platinum-selling artist Fallulah – sits on the brink of international stardom, comfortably toeing the line between effortlessly cool indie credibility and wider commercial appeal.

She first burst onto her native music scene with debut single I Lay My Head –immediately securing Song Of The Week on highly influential Danish station P3 Radio – and swiftly underlined her chart-topping status with her album The Black Cat Neighbourhood (Sony/RCA), released to unprecedented waves of critical acclaim.

In the first year alone she scooped the ‘Main Prize’ at the Danish National Radio Awards, was nominated for both the Danish Grammies and the Critics Choice Awards, and saw her track Bridges become the most played single on national radio. Add to that a headline performance on the X Factor Finals and a sell-out tour of Denmark and you begin to see why, even to seasoned industry insiders, the rapid rise of Fallulah is something to behold.

Born and raised in a townhouse on the Amager Peninsula of Copenhagen, Fallulah was introduced to the rhythms and fiery temper of Balkan music early on; influences that would shape her sound over the coming years. Fallulah lost her father, Nicolae, an established Romanian dancer and choreographer aged just 9, something she has cited as a heavy influence in her music.

“I feel my dad’s spirit on the entire album,” she said. “On the up-tempo tracks it’s in the rhythm and in my cries, that’s something I have from him. In the slow songs you can feel him in the sadness in the sadness and the melancholy. Give Us A Little Love is seen through the eyes of a child, it is my brother’s and my voice from a time when we were left to care for ourselves without being prepared”.

Sensitivity and vulnerability battle against strength and defiance – the characteristics of everything Fallulah stands for.

Moving to New York to attend the Broadway Dance Centre aged 21, Maria grew in confidence and shed her initial fears of singing in front of others. Returning to Copenhagen she finally began to record songs, assemble a band and consequently turn the music world on its head.

Now with her native country firmly conquered, Fallulah has her sights set on the rest of the world. With tours in countless European countries already under her belt and debut shows in the US on the horizon and a growing plot in the UK, Hold Your Horses… there’s a new girl in town.
Hayley Coupon
Hayley Coupon, a self-taught New York-based singer and pianist inspired by American folk and classic rock, writes songs that bridge the seemingly impassable divide between vocals-driven pop and acoustic, lyrically lush folk rock. After writing her first few songs in the spring of 2012, Coupon spent the next year collaborating closely with friends to record her debut EP, Remembrance. Richly yet sparingly orchestrated, nostalgic, and poignantly performed, Remembrance is grounded in Coupon’s rhythmic piano and expressive vocals. With influences as disparate as Joni Mitchell and Radiohead, or Leonard Cohen and Jon Brion, Coupon reclaims and updates the spirit and tradition of the singer/song-writer art form in its confessional compositions and personal imagery. Her voice has a unique tone that "sets Coupon apart from her singer-songwriter contemporaries and places her in a category all her own" (Pigeons and Planes), and her songwriting has been commended for it's "reserved strength and fierce delicateness" (Kick Kick Snare).





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.