Scarlet Sails

PLAG x Bowery Presents:

Scarlet Sails

Sharkmuffin, Ex-Girlfriends

Fri, February 23, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails
Indie rock band with a soul and attitude. When all you see is darkness within, you find the light, that's what Scarlet Sails sound like.

New York-based Moscow-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Olya Viglione met former Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione at one of New York’s lower east side rock clubs, a thunderbolt of lightning they hit it on both fronts. They formed Scarlet Sails soon after, where they introduced the elaborate blend of piano pop & theatrical rock. The musical alchemy of the band is equal parts Bowie, Queen, Radiohead, and Otis Redding. Along with guitarist Mark Kohut and bassist Dave Lowenthal, they approached rock with a grandiose flair, and Olya's raw and one-of-a-kind voice and her existential honest lyricism decorate their sound with rasp and swagger. In April 2017 they released their ambitious first album, Future from the Past.
Sharkmuffin
Sharkmuffin
Sharkmuffin’s name fits. The Brooklyn 3-piece outfit crafts adorable pop music with jagged, garage-aged fangs. With 12 years of guitar playing under her belt, Tarra Thiessen (vocals/guitar/theremin/pocket piano) discovered bassist/vocalist Natalie Kirch at the Jersey Shore on July 4, 2012 only months before the very beach house in which they met was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. After a run with a couple drummers, a trip to SXSW, the release of their first self-titled 7”, and the release of their first EP "She-Gods of Champagne Valley" in April 2013, Janet LaBelle joined the sonically crushing trifecta during CMJ 2013. Soon after they released the “1097” EP, named after the beach house Natalie and Tarra first jammed at, providing four quick but intense slaps in the face, as each biting track clocks in at less than two minutes.

With a short West Coast Tour and tracking scheduled for February 2014, Janet LaBelle suddenly unfortunately had to step down due to an arm injury. Patty Schemel (Upset/Death Valley Girls/ex-Hole) filled in last minute for Sharkmuffin’s LA dates and also recorded 10 tracks with Sharkmuffin for their first LP. The rest of 2014 was filled with touring with a beautiful cast of fill-in drummers including Leslie Hong from Haybaby, Rebecca Derosa from Fisty, and Mattie Siegal from Granny, playing on the east coast and Midwest with Dead Stars, a few Warped Tour dates, and a full solo west coast tour. With a recipe of influences, from The Breeders, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hole, The Ventures, to early Black Sabbath, Sharkmuffin has evolved their super-heavy, noise-punk-meets psychedelic power pop. Their debut LP, “Chartreuse,” featuring Patty Schemel on drums, will be released Summer 2015.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249