Total Slacker (Album Release Party) / Perfect Pussy

Total Slacker (Album Release Party) / Perfect Pussy

Life Size Maps, Honduras

Wed, February 12, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 21 and over

This show has been moved to Baby's All Right. Tickets from the Rough Trade NYC show will be honored at Baby's All Right. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Total Slacker
Total Slacker
Total Slacker has a thing for Olive Garden. It’s not just a passing interest or something—next time you talk to Tucker Rountree, their towheaded, lanky frontman, ask him about never-ending pasta bowls and Zuppa Toscana and unlimited breadsticks. He’ll tell you about his ongoing attempt to throw a rock ‘n’ roll show at a Queens Olive Garden, which culminated in a series of phone calls made to corporate centers, demanding answers to questions like: Do you understand the sociological effect that Olive Garden has had on Western culture since the 80s? What are the conceptual underpinnings behind breadsticks?



Beyond casual American dining, Total Slacker has a thing for the 90s. But rest assured, their new record Slip Away, which comes out 02.11.14 on Black Bell Records, isn’t the sort of hack revivalism that’ll make you want to burn your copy of Bleach. For the album, Total Slacker dug deep into the crates, and came up with something that sounds like Hum and Skywave a bunch of other bands that’ll draw blank stares from nu-gaze numbnuts. Most importantly, they retain their original ethos—to blur the lines between the genuine and the satirical, the earnest and the sarcastic… the shrimp and the scampi.



The band was incubated in New York City, after Tucker met bassist Emily Oppenheimer at a local Laundromat. The pair considered being in a band as an end goal in itself, and began their career without much direction or professionalism. The group released their lo-fi debut, Thrashin’, on Marshall Teller Records in 2011, earning a reputation as a vicious live act by playing more than 350 shows—which often feature flaming guitars, smoke machines, and smashed instruments—in under three years. In the wake of the album’s local success, the band was struck with tragedy following the death of their drummer, Terence Connor, who was struck by a hit-and-run in early October of 2012. They went into the studio within two months, laying down tracks that dealt with that confusion, transposing vague childhood angst into tangible, real-world issues.



Throughout the album’s 11 tracks, the quartet (rounded out by guitarist David Anthony Tassy and drummer Zoë Brecher) makes a potentially futile stab at a life lived in harmony with gargantuan multinational corporations. But don’t worry - recorded with care by Daniel Schlett (DIIV, the Men) at Strange Weather Studios in Brooklyn, Slip Away also features songs centered around the Kennedy assassination, ThighMasters, and fighting your babysitter’s boyfriend.
Perfect Pussy
Perfect Pussy
Perfect Pussy is a band that plays hard AND plays even harder.

"On stage, front woman Meredith Graves has the charisma of a star in the making." -Billboard

"I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling, instantly evokes basement shows rank with fresh sweat, dark except for strings of christmas lights, windows shaking, overloaded PA bleating away, and the band across the jampacked room discernible only by the occasional upward-flung limb. If you make it to one of this Syracuse band's two outer-borough shows this week, expect to leave with bangs dripping, ears keening, and heart pounding." -Paper Mag

"One of the boldest new rock bands." Project Pitchfork

These punk kids from the mean streets of Syracuse, New York, deliver high-energy slabs of mayhem-friendly post punk noise, a wall of guitar and Casio. Meredith Graves knows how to run her mosh pit like a dictator runs a birthday party." -Rolling Stone

One of the best debuts you're likely to hear this year." -Stereogum
Life Size Maps
Life Size Maps
"A darker, paranoid underbelly haunts Magnifier from the very moment it opens with a tense hissing static...Filled with intricate instrumental flourishes, every song on Magnifier feels at the cusp of bursting at the seams"
- Jonny Leather (Mecca Lecca Recording Co.)
Honduras
Honduras
The story of Honduras isn't necessarily a new one, but if the internet age has taught us anything, new isn't always better. What was once the product of two kids from Columbia, MO simply trying to re-imagine themselves in New York City has grown to become one of the most promising acts coming out of Brooklyn's forever-fertile indie scene. Friends since childhood, Patrick Phillips (vocals/guitar) and Tyson Moore (guitar/vocals) found each other again in a Bushwick basement where they began writing much of what would become Honduras' early material, 2012's self-released Cahokia EP. That debut set Honduras in motion playing tirelessly around Brooklyn's busy DIY scene. After bringing in Josh Wehle to play drums, the band added a new bass player in Paul Lizarraga (the Denzels) to support the recent release of their breakout EP Morality Cuts via Black Bell Records.

The EP concisely exhibits the group's millennial take on early punk sensibilities (think Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks) with elements of noise and pop (a la Deerhunter, No Age) and has garnered them the attention of Noisey who declared their sound "tight, bristling" and Rolling Stone who nostalgically said it "recalls the gleeful nihilism of the Dead Boys." While picking up additional attention from serious tastemakers like Brooklyn Vegan, BULLETT, and NYLON, along the way, the group has shared stages like Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg with notable acts like Drowners and the Kaiser Chiefs over the past year. On stage the formula continues, where four good friends exhibit a savvy devil-may-care tightness and engaging stage presence that is both apropos to their evident influences and forever exciting to witness in a young and surging project. Honduras are certainly a product of their generation, but it's a timeless fact that you don't have to break the mold to break the stage.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249