field trip

field trip

The Yin Yangs, Total Slacker, Hypoluxo

Mon, January 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 18 and over

field trip
field trip
It’s not easy for people with strange, sometimes puzzling minds to control the sounds in their heads and effectuate them into meaning through sound. Noah Champ, Los Angeles native expatriated to New York, has one of those elusive minds: neither here nor there, but somewhere in between, constantly building and re-building upon the expanses of thought. His music, penned field trip, exposes a deeply-altered perspective, horrified and charged by new environs and feelings. Unlike many, Champ has successfully been able to materialize the emotional voids at the core of his person, and has etched them on tape for us to indulge in.

Champ moved to New York in what proved to be a deeply-altering time not only for him, but for his new home’s music scene. The beau monde-induced demise of dominant venues like Death by Audio and 285 Kent prophesied the inevitable extinction of the tight-knit, music-first rooms that incubated records the band regarded as scripture.

Wishing to experience these space’s ephemeral legacy and mythos, Champ (singer/drums), joined by Nico Geyer (guitar), Phillip Braun (synthesizers), and Jason Park (guitar), sprung on an opportunity to play at Palisades in late 2014, having since been joined by Will Sacks (bass). Another year of playing and ambling in New York finds field trip tapping into further reaching sounds, connecting the dots between the likes of Factory Records alums, early trip hop, and space-age California. The band plans to release their debut LP, Horror Vacui, in the Fall of 2016.
The Yin Yangs
"Pretty on the inside"
Total Slacker
Total Slacker is the conceptual vehicle for Tucker Rountree’s ever evolving song writing. Joining him in the band are seasoned Brooklyn musicians Mattie Siegal and Lydia Gammil.

Born and raised in Utah, Tucker grew up in a semi communal religious group called "Order of the Lamb", which was founded by a charismatic musician named Brad Atkisson in the 1980s. It was in this environment where Tucker learned the guitar and piano since music was a major part of the religious group’s culture. Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker’s releases which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon. This lead to Tucker touring and recording with Grammy Award winning artist Eric Johnson as a 23 year old and Pat Metheny’s drummer, Paul Wertico.

Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker’s releases which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon.

Total Slacker’s 3rd LP "Parallels" is produced by Dave Weingarten ((Miniature Tigers/Bear Hands/The Pains of Being Pure At Heart). “Parallels” has a defined clarity that shows maturity and depth, recalling a strange mixture Sonic Youth, The Police and Nirvana. Also drawing from Tucker’s earlier Jazz background, these songs show a newfound sophistication. Sunflower Bean’s guitarist Nick Kivlen drops by for a guitar solo on "Olympus Hills".

Over the course of the past 6 years, Total Slacker has been a mainstay of Brooklyn’s burgeoning indie rock explosion and has played and toured with Beach Fossils, DIIV, Rick Ross, Thee Oh Sees, Speedy Ortiz, The Rapture, WAVES, Real Estate and Best Coast.
Hypoluxo
dream pop to make you float.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249