Arthur Moon, Milagres

Arthur Moon

Milagres

Steady Sun

Wed, October 18, 2017

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

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Arthur Moon
Arthur Moon
“an electro-rock experience that can feel as trippy as Åshuvud's bouts with migraine-induced aphasia” - Billboard

Arthur Moon is the moniker of award-winning composer/singer Lora-Faye Åshuvud, who WNYC calls "an artist bent on upending your expectations of what a pop song should sound like." Åshuvud writes her lyrics using cut up newspaper and magazine articles, and describes the process of composing the experimental pop arrangements as similarly collage-like. "On the best days," she said in an interview with LPR, "it feels like playing a rousing game of Exquisite Corpse--except only with myself." The band’s debut EP Our Head was released on Velvet Elk Records in the Spring of 2017, after NOWNESS premiered their debut track/music video “Wind Up” the previous summer. The Arthur Moon band also includes Martin D. Fowler (composer for This American Life and Limetown), Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean, Bilal), Nick Lerman, Aviva Jaye and Dave Palazola.
Milagres
Milagres
After a brief hibernation, Brooklyn’s Milagres is returning with new energy. Two critically acclaimed releases on Kill Rock Stars and Memphis Industries (2011’s Glowing Mouth and 2014’s Violent Light) put the band on a long stretch of US and European tours, including Primavera Sound, Bestival and Electric Picnic, as well as multiple hyped SXSW runs. Between tours, they performed for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, KEXP, and KCRW, and shared bills with St. Vincent, Wild Beasts, Nada Surf, Minus the Bear, Low, and others.  
 
Since their 2014 release, producer and multi-instrumentalist Fraser McCulloch has focused on production and recording for NYC artists and agencies, while songwriter and vocalist Kyle Wilson has composed for multiple award winning films. Eventually the itch to create their own songs returned, and Milagres soon found themselves holed up in the cavernous choir loft of Greenpoint’s Park Church Co-op, chipping away at an enormous new body of work. Their previous songwriter and producer roles blurred as the pair began to break down old band boundaries and work on the new record as a duo.

 After 2014’s Violent Light’s deliberately challenging and dark approach, the new music is striking evidence of McCulloch and Wilson's evolution toward something brighter and more direct. From a band whose live performance was called, “perfection” by KEXP’s John Richards, and whose recordings have been included in NPR’s best songs of the year list, more greatness is in short order. 
Steady Sun
Steady Sun
Sewn with patterns of obsessive composition and stitched together with threads of psychedelia, Steady Sun’s cohesion comes out of eclecticism and history. Originally formed in 2011 by Dylan Nowik and Andrew Emge around an evolving lineup, the outfit was firmly resolved with lifelong musical collaborator Rowan Brind, and was later joined by Paul Truitt and Yianni Tsesmelis, an alchemical outcome of the living space Steady Sun had been sharing. Their third LP, largely recorded in Ridgewood, Queens, marks a large evolution from the band’s first effort, recorded mostly by Nowik “in two bedrooms along the Hudson River, exactly 100 miles apart”. On this ambitious long-player, Steady Sun furthers their unabashedly unique and macrocosmic signature.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249