The Parlor

Dusted, Fort Vine, Hellz Kitchen

Fri, November 4, 2016

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Parlor
The Parlor’s music is the sonic corollary to what the couple is bringing to their land, an artisanal re-imagining of an antique dream.

Formed as a duo at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Jen O’Connor + Eric Krans met in an elevator. They once lived in the concrete jungles of Bangkok, but returned home when they grew tired of breathing the solid scraps of charred and blackened metal that fell everyday from the sky.

They now make their home in Upstate New York. Their farmhouse is filled with jars of feathers + herbs, trays of wings + claws, upright basses, a sampling synth, braided onions, polyester pants, Casio + Zenith, antique mirrors. Ghosts. They write and record music in a room called the parlor.

Their latest record Wahzu Wahzu (mixed + mastered by Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina) was an indie combination of après garde disco, jazz, trance, world-folk, and art-pop, which lead to the album being described simultaneously as “campfire-disco” and “gentle + otherworldly.” The Parlor’s sound has evolved to incorporate the sepia tones of their pastoral past with the gritty glitter of their varicolored future.
During intermittent breaks from Holy Fuck, Brian Borcherdt began writing a different set of songs, recording whenever the rare opportunity arose. In the spring of 2011 his melodic yet lo-fi record was ready. Over the following year Borcherdt along with Leon Taheny, who helped record a chunk of the record, began fleshing out the songs for the stage. Featuring keys, drums, bass synth, guitar, and the same blown out amplified vocals as heard on the record, Dusted, the multi limbed, hydra-headed two man band was born.

Dusted’s debut record was released on Polyvinyl in the Summer of 2012. No, it wasn’t an instant success… nor was it expected to be. The sparse sounding, somewhat sombre record was destined to miss it’s mark with those expecting a Holy Fuck sound. Furthermore, their supporting tours opening for the likes of Perfume Genius and Great Lake Swimmers saw the band as a much fuller version than the album presented, perhaps further confusing the audience. But that confusion soon turned to excitement. Film maker Jean-Marc Vallee cast the band into his follow up film to Dallas Buyer’s Club. Festivals such as Rifflandia, Pop Montreal, and Sappyfest all began booking them into their best slots. As was expected, Leon’s studio commitments were calling him back. Fortunately, this changing of the guard allowed the band to mutate (or pupate) into what it suggested to be all along. With Anna Edwards on guitar and Loel Campbell on drums their sound has become something bigger, deeper-layered and much more psychedelic.
Fort Vine
Growing up surrounded by nature in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, Trevor Tunison, Fort Vine’s front man, found his love of music writing at a young age. The middle child in an exceptionally artistic family, Tunison easily adopted the arts as a way of life. He collaborated with Luke Markham in college and together they recorded his first Album, “The Whole Universe and Who Cares”. Ready to pursue his career in music after college, Tunison moved to New York City in the fall of 2010 where he met his new roommate Nyna Nelson. They quickly discovered they had a knack for building forts and writing music together. Their secret tree fort in Harlem near the Hudson River inspired the band’s name. Fort Vine was complete after Luke Markham found his way to the city, reuniting Tunison’s songwriting with Markham’s rhythm. Bass guitarist Kenny Johnson joined the band after meeting Tunison at the catering company they both worked for.
Hellz Kitchen
Hellz Kitchen mixes the influences of middle eastern music and electronic loops.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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