The Twilight Sad Perform Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

The Twilight Sad Perform Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

Christines

Thu, October 16, 2014

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

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad
Forming in 2003, the band's early shows saw them creating half-hour pieces of music with tape loops and toy instruments alongside bass, guitar and drums. These sonic adventures gradually evolved into the more traditional songwriting, a more overt inclination towards emotive, eloquent song that we see from The Twilight Sad now.

The band are as influenced by their immediate geography ('the sticks just outside Glasgow'),as they are any particular musical reference points. Debut album 'Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters' (recorded in Glasgow, and mixed and produced by the band and Peter Katis (Interpol, Mercury Rev, Mice Parade) in Connecticut) is liable to evoke a familiar indie canon, from white-noise era Creation Records, to fellow Scots Arab Strap or Mogwai, but The Twilight Sad are unmistakably their own band.

Deceptively simple songs are rendered transcendent. Bleached, overdriven guitars consistently ride a line between ambient and coruscating, working in tandem with an articulate, tumultuous rhythm section, portraying an awestruck, ragged sentimentality. Lyrically suggestive, 'Fourteen Autumns…' verges on the anthemic or celebrative, but is firmly rooted in the familiar, unsaid hurt behind day to day events. While the band's recorded sound is intricately layered, live, they are an intense experience.

After spending much of 2007 touring - including dates with Smashing Pumpkins, Idlewild, Micah P Hinson and Snow Patrol – 2008 saw the release of mini-album, 'Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did', reworkings of songs from 'Fourteen Autumns…'. This record shows not only a band full of ideas, embracing the opportunity to recontextualise and create fresh material, but also stands to re-focus the listener's attention on the strength of the songs themselves.

The Twilight Sad toured Europe in 2008 with Mogwai, and tour EP (of new songs, live material, covers and unreleased material), '(The Twilight Sad) Killed My Parents and Hit The Road' will be available from selected indie stores in 2009. The band are currently working on new material for their upcoming album.
Christines
Christines
Christines is a cathartic response to the routine and spectacle of the city. It’s the physical sense of void getting off the last transfer of a three-train daily transit, not recalling a particular step of the whole trip—the result of an acquired subconscious meditation traversing you through subway line and city grid. It’s the routine that fuels the spectacle of the city, and the response to the realization that this spectacle, in turn, dictates the routine. It’s the soundtrack and drone to this repetition—a carefully selected set of records with a sound and drive that propels and envelops the senses. It’s the wall of sound, intertwining melodies, and the rhythm that always seem to lock with your footsteps, tempting you to just keep drifting, wandering the grid.

The group is comprised of the collaborative efforts of Andrew Burr, Matthew Yu, Jordan Parker, and Cory Race. Andrew formerly fronted the Austin, Texas band Woven Bones before moving to New York, and Cory was formerly the drummer for Troubleman Unlimited’s Kent, Ohio-based The Party of Helicopters.

The genesis of the band was fed from a love of the more raw immediacy of records like My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything and Feed Me with Your Kiss EPs, as well as Unwound’s swirling guitar work on Leaves Turn Inside You and Repetition. A heavy dosage of Master of Reality to Sabotage era Sabbath, Guided by Voices, and an obsessive love of 13th Floor Elevators' Bull of the Woods also helped form the mold. Heavy highs and lows, the tingling hairs on the ends of guitar fuzz, intricate guitar leads, and a driving rhythm section are the core elements that define Christines' approach.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249