Swaai Boys, Totally Mild

Swaai Boys

Totally Mild

Radiant Reveries

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Swaai Boys
Swaai Boys
New York based Swaai Boys make music inspired by their obsession with exploration and adventure. Taking cues from Ernest Shackleton and Brian Wilson, Percy Fawcett and Martin Denny, the bands’ sonic endeavors tell gripping tales, laden with cinematic imagery and sun kissed guitars.

Having recently collected field recordings across Morocco and South African game reserves, Swaai Boys are now hard at work on a new collection of songs influenced by deserts and the coast.

“Musically it's indie-pop fanned with evergreen palm fronds, the McCartney-lite melody swinging lazy between the trees like a hammock in the breeze. It's a recline-and-let-the-world-float-by kind of tune. We bet these dudes are fans of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. I mean, who isn't?” – Noisey

"While some bands merely imitate the sounds of faraway lands — island locales, shoreside destinations, pastoral countrysides — New York-based outfit Swaai Boys actually travel to and record their natural noises. Sun-baked yet breezy arrangements bending to incorporate genres from home (jangly indie rock/pop) with more local offerings (think Tinariwen, the nomadic blues rock collective of the Sahara Desert). Swaai Boys dub their material “bazaar rock”, which is a nifty description that suits them just fine." -- Consequence of Sound

“NYC band Swaai Boys may call the concrete jungle home, but their spirits are in dunes far, far away. They've encapsulated this restlessness in their light rock, tropical-tinged music” -- Cool Hunting

“We’re swearing on our Havaianas you’re going to go hammock shopping halfway through the first jam. Get out your tiny umbrellas, it’s time to party... -- NYLON

“New York's Swaai Boys make oh-so-sweet surf pop that mixes the obvious (Beach Boys) with the subtle (Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac, twinkly Afropop guitars) through a lo-fi shimmer, making you yearn for a margarita on the beach. Take a listen to their single "Watumbatu/Under the Moonlight" on Soundcloud for evidence. -- Time Out NY
Totally Mild
Totally Mild
Melbourne’s Totally Mild write songs that are lush and luxurious, polished to sparkle. Teasing out a tension between the loving and the lacklustre, the domestic and the deluxe, vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell’s voice is crystal clear. It weaves through her band’s lyrical, immaculately considered arrangements with a dexterity that speaks volumes of the band’s capacity to let melodies grow, breathe, and take shape.

After their critically-acclaimed debut Down Time saw Totally Mild travel Australia and Europe — where the band recorded their live EP, Alive In Denmark — Totally Mild are gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore record in 2017.
Radiant Reveries
Radiant Reveries
Exploring the light and dark and spaces in between. Radiant Reveries is a 5 piece psychedelic folk rock band based in NYC. Consisting of Adam Wallace (vocals/guitar) Karolina Wallace (vocals/guitar/percussion) John Magee (keys/vocals) Graham Pence (bass/vocals) and Luke Smith (drums)

“With an almost tribal sound to it, this is the sound of tripping on acid in the desert. It almost is shocking to find out Radiant Reveries call New York City home.
-Surviving the Golden Age
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249