Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Stranded in Stereo celebrates our new partnership with Future Sounds with another night of New York’s monthly concert series The Rumble (originally dubbed SIS Club Nights), featuring the best up-and-coming indie rock artists. This is your chance to catch them before they become huge. January’s Rumble features The Depreciation Guild, Bodega Girls, and Black Diamond Bay, and the DJ talents of Dissensous from Raven Sings The Blues.
Presented by Future Sounds and Stranded in Stereo
Wednesday, January 28th
105 Eldridge Street, New York NY
(212) 334 – 6740
(B or D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey)
Doors 9pm / $5 / 21+
Cymbals Eat Guitars
As a phrase, “cymbals eat guitars” gives off the idea that man and the kit he sits behind finally wins in the ultimate battle of man and recessive instrument versus man and dominant instrument. As the name of a band, Cymbals Eat Guitars gives off the idea that the band is to be as ferocious as the name dictates. This much is true: lead singer Joe Ferocious is not named that because he is tame. And like his last name, ferocity plays an integral piece of the CEG manifesto, dictated on to tape and put together in the form of expressionist art called Why There Are Mountains, their debut album.
The Depreciation Guild
The Depreciation Guild's influences are impressive in the form of being chronologically diverse. Their synth use is somewhat reminiscent of power-punkers Ozma, incorporating Nintendo-esque 16-bit synth lines with an array of resounding guitars, most of which can lend its shoegaze influences to a heavy amount of reverb being featured beside a variety of guitar pedals and effects. To be honest, The Depreciation Guild present one of the most singularly distinctive styles we’ve heard all year. You can download their new album “In Her Gentle” for free by clicking on the yellow strip on their web site.
Black Diamond Bay
It started as a Patrick Krief solo project while he was still in The Dears. Now a full-fledged band hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Black Diamond Bay are bringing back guitar rock but with their own unique additions. They combine an ominous sounding organ with tribal-like toms banging in the background that hits your body. Or other times, they create an epic blend of haunting strings, melodic bass lines, and wailing guitars so beautiful that you want it to go on forever. Black Diamond Bay is a diverse band that can go from a slow-paced emotional plea to a hard rock dance number instantly.
Future Sounds and Stranded in Stereo have a deep love and respect for the indie music community. Having produced successful events and promoted emerging indie artists, their collaboration promises to continue a tradition of supporting independent music, while at the same time providing locals with a place to party. Through the reach of an online music publication, indie rock internet radio station, indie retailers and online social networking sites, our connection to the music community is broad.