A Song a Day Presents: Cut Worms // Nassau // Ben Seretan

Nassau, Ben Seretan

Sat, November 12, 2016

2:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Cut Worms
Cut Worms is a band led by Max Clarke, though he also performs solo under this name. Max relocated to New York City last fall from Chicago, and has very quickly established himself as an exciting new voice to the lucky ones who have been able to catch a performance. His songwriting and style take cues from a time gone by – you can hear some buddy holly in these songs. Folks are taking note; over the past year, Cut Worms has been asked to support artists such as Steve Gunn, Wolf Parade, Quilt, Jessica Pratt, The Growlers, Martin Courtney, to name a few. There’s a genuine quality to this music that speaks to the human spirit.
Nassau is a collaborative recording project from Brooklyn-based songwriters Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein. Both seeking new creative outlets following respective projects in Baltimore and Chattanooga, the duo formed out of a mutual respect for raw, honest music. Sitting on a handful of riffs and half-songs, together the material actualized. Late 2015 was spent demoing and laying groundwork for Hoss, their forthcoming and debut EP. While a distinct sound continues to flourish, initial psych/folk offerings are rooted in interweaving guitar lines, ambient textures and Wilcox’s tranquil vocal delivery.
Ben Seretan
If heaven exists, Ben Seretan wants to find it with delay pedals and join the chorus of angels. Long, swirling clouds of tones met with cascading waterfall plucks of electric guitar joined together by a honeyed singing voice and a deep appreciation of tenderness. At times fearfully, ecstatically joyful, at other times whispering drowsily into the coffee cup of your ear.

Grew up in Southern California, studied music at Wesleyan University (graduated with honors, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, MGMT, et al), Flux Factory artist-in-residence 2014, Sitka Fellows Program recipient 2013, Wassaic Project artist-in-residence 2012, organizer and performer of sunrise concert series, has performed in horse barns, bedrooms, churches, movie theaters, power plants, rooftops, and once on top of the wheelhouse of a tall ship.

Ben has often said that each time he plays a show, he hopes to have at least one person fall asleep or start crying. He’s usually successful, like 8/10.

Usually alone, sometimes with guitarist Alex Lewis, sometimes with a band. Prefers weirdo venues like people’s bedrooms, galleries, rooftops, and churches.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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