MOSCOT MUSIC PRESENTS:
Unofficial CMJ PARTY 2012
Join Us October 20th @ 1:30PM – 4:30PM
At The MOSCOT Gallery and Music Space
With Special Guest Performances By:
Brotherhood - that's what defines Brooklyn's Ambassadors, whose album Litost was released digitally this January. Officially starting in 2006, Sam Harris (vocals), his brother Casey (keyboard), and middle school friend Noah Feldshuh (guitar) had been playing together for years before Adam Levin (drums) joined. Ambassadors recently performed at Lollapalooza and have toured the US and UK opening for acts such as LIGHTS, Breton and Local H.
Dent May writes and records homemade pop music in Mississippi, where he was born in 1985. He began songwriting at age 12. The following year, he started a band called Flood, who covered Creed and 311 and sold homemade cassettes to classmates. In high school, heavily influenced by Elvis Costello and The Cars, Dent fronted a power-pop band called The Rockwells. Feeling like an outsider in Mississippi, he retreated to the Internet, where he spent his time soaking in pop music and culture from around the globe. After dropping out of NYU film school, his musical endeavors have included a debut LP of ukulele tunes on Paw Tracks, dance recordings under the Dent Sweat moniker, and a mysterious unfinished psych-country rock opera called Cowboy Maloney's Electric City.
ARMS is what happens when the back burner bursts into flame. A one-time side project transformed into a full band, ARMS synthesizes years of bedroom experimentation and sharpens them into a single bright blade. Todd Goldstein has been writing and recording songs as ARMS since 2004 — although never quite like this. During his years playing guitar in NYC-based indie rockers Harlem Shakes, Todd quietly self-released his own music as ARMS, sneaking home-recording sessions in his rare spare time. Todd’s first album as ARMS – the luminous, ramshackle pop of Kids Aflame – was released on Melodic Records (UK) / Gigantic Music (US) in 2008 to enthusiastic Internet-praise. When Harlem Shakes disbanded in the summer of 2009, Goldstein expanded ARMS into a full band. The group immediately began writing the songs that
would become their debut album Summer Skills with producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Cults). Summer Skills, ARMS’ true full-band debut, explodes Todd's previously lo-fi pop into a widescreen epic, telling a fractured tale of love under supernatural circumstances.
WHAT: The MOSCOT unofficial CMJ celebration of independent music featuring three of CMJ’s most buzzed about bands: Ambassadors, Dent May, & ARMS.
WHERE: The MOSCOT Gallery and Music Space, 118 Orchard Street, NYC, NY 10002
(NE corner of Orchard & Delancey Streets)
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2012 starting at 1:30 pm
WHY: Catch three of CMJ’s most buzzed about bands in a unique venue for free, no CMJ badge necessary. Attendees will receive 20% off purchases of MOSCOT branded glasses day of show with display of web flyer or copy of email blast.
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