Featuring: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Heloise & the Savoir Faire
Event Information: 212-505-FISH
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The tale of New York electro-rock outfit Heloise & the Savoir Faire
reads like an especially juicy gossip item, involving luminaries from
the worlds of fine art, film, television, underground music and even
music veterans. This all makes perfect sense once you've become
acquainted with the charismatic pop polymath that is lead-singer
And who wouldn't want to become familiar with them after hearing the
band’s jubilant debut, "Trash, Rats And Microphones"? The album was
self-produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider at Translator Studio
in Brooklyn, New York; and the result became these twelve originals
that marry New Wave rock, disco rhythms, and effervescent synth-pop to
Heloise's succinct, idiosyncratic lyrical style. On the underground
hit, "Odyle," she lampoons New Age aphorisms, while "On Fuego" paints
a vivid picture of a fiesta out of bounds, equal parts wet T-shirt
contest and Mexican hat dance. The giddy opener "Illusions" mixes
funky bass, bongos and a pumping beat to push the excitement meter
into the red.
Heloise even flips effortlessly from erotic whisper to full-throttle
wail, then back again against the mechanized handclaps and squelching
low-end of “Datsun 280Z.” Deborah Harry of Blondie fame drops by to
join the fun on "Canadian Changs" and the lean and sinewy "Downtown."
Bio: The Asteroid Galaxy Tour are musicians on a mission. Formed less than a year ago. Their debut gig saw them support Amy Winehouse at the biggest venue in their native Copenhagen, at the special request of the British singer’s management.
In London, a demo found its way to industry veterans David Enthoven and Tim Clark, who have managed the careers of T-Rex, Roxy Music and Robbie Williams. Within half an hour of hearing it, Enthoven was on the phone to band founder Lars Iversen. Within days, he was on his way to Copenhagen to thrash out a deal.
In summer 2007, Lars met up with former band mate and singer Mette to play her some demos. She went home with a CD and returned the day after with lots of ideas of her own. The pair immediately set to work, spending last summer practically living, recording, eating, composing and sleeping in Lars’s self-built studio in his one room flat in Copenhagen. Every night after a hard day’s work, they would end up drunk on Lars’s balcony until early morning.
The first songs they recorded were steeped in a shared love of the soul of Marvin, Stevie and Sly. You can hear it in the horns that honk through the sexual, shimmery Around The Bend or the basslines that drive forthcoming first single The Sun Ain’t Shining No More, a kaleidoscopic pop epic that updates the best of the B-52s and demands you to shake your hips on first hearing.
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian. This show is General Admission, first come, first serve.