Slothrust, Iced Ink, Heldin, Assorted Animals

Slothrust

Iced Ink

Heldin

Assorted Animals

Sat, February 9, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Slothrust
Slothrust
"Slothrust is the perfect soundtrack for brooding on a gloomy day and would be a good way to psych yourself into finally telling your boss to go fuck himself (please exercise caution for the latter). Melding clean, bluesy guitar riffs with lo fi, scratchy vocals, the trio from Bronxville is strangely reminiscent of Morphine... only not really. Listening to their music can actually be a little confusing, sometimes feeling so familiar that drawing a comparison becomes irresistible, though nothing really fits." - The New England Deli
Iced Ink
Iced Ink
Iced Ink is an instru-mental bass/drums/guitar trio out of Brooklyn, New York. Their music is a pop culture stream of conscience: the consumption, digestion, product, and by-product of all the movies, TV shows, commercials, and songs of your life - all neatly crammed into unique 4 minute long meatballs for your ears.
Heldin
Heldin
Heldin hail from the forgotten streets of Brooklyn's waterfront in Red Hook. A 3 piece turned 4 piece fronted by a diminutive pirate queen, whose howling whiskey soaked vocals wrap themselves around a distorted crushing blend of slow melodic blues and pulverizing swampy metal riffs have been destroying audiences in New York for over a year and are soon to release their debut album Profungalactic.

Recorded at Seizures Palace (Swans, Khanate, Dresden Dolls) in Brooklyn by Jason LaFarge, features Aubrey Smith on vocals whose versatile voice has accompanied acts as varied as Broken Social Scene, The Batterie and Percy Jones & MJ-12 with Phil Kester on drums, from Gongzilla, Elliptical Ferns, Drumplay and The Batterie and Frank McDermott on guitars from We Are All Savages and Jason LaFarge on bass from Hallux and Pineal Ventana.

As a live act they have impressed audiences with their loud and intense swirling maelstrom of crushing bass driven blues metal and disturbed lyrical forays accompanied by Smith's personal attack on an aging and helpless Wurlitzer. Her startling voice ranges from the lost cries of Billie Holiday to the menacing roars of a demonic grizzly tied to the mast of a sinking ship. The riffs and melodies have influences that draw from Harvey Milk, Melvins and Dickless, but re-work them into an original soul destroying blend of bliss, lust, revenge and carnage.
Assorted Animals
Assorted Animals
Assorted Animals is just what it sounds like: a collection of beasts. Grady hails from southern California and brings with him a strong background of punk, ska, surf, hiphop, and rock. Laura, a southern New Jersey native, has quite the taste for electronica, prog, triphop, and grunge. Brandon brings an insatiable love for metal and melodic rock from his home of central Colorado.

Assorted Animals formed in January 2011, originally calling themselves The Creative Differences. they oscillated between a trio and 4-piece, with bassist Art Frick joining them for a few early months. ultimately, the Animals settled into being a 3-piece under the new name of Moniker for almost a year. Evolution occurred: the very contrasting songwriting styles of Grady and Laura began to mesh and meld, and each of the band members embraced their city lives/experiences and more wholly incorporated them into the music. Hours, days, weeks, months of practicing, recording, engineering, experimenting, and living solidified a triforce of musicality into a singular essence. Material was reworked and instruments were approached as previously undiscovered limbs; Assorted Animals was born.

AA can best be described as funky, dancey, electro-infused rock with an edge of metal/dash of darkness/pinch of punk (pop for taste). The music continues to grow as the band members do, as the times change, as our minds bend, as the city grows more curiously under the skin; we slowly become fused with our inevitably carnal sonic bloodstreams.

The shows are raw, recordings a mixture of honest and ethereal, and the ambition? endless.

We have societal tendencies, but we are Assorted Animals.
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/