Jounce, Golden Bloom, Kayln Rock, The Cardinal Points


Golden Bloom

Kayln Rock

The Cardinal Points

Fri, February 22, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

"I'm passionate about acting, but this is what I was doing in the dressing room even then," says Tamberelli of his love for playing music. "It's cool to do both, but music has always been my primary outlet."

Jounce is not your normal touring ensemble. Made up of childhood friends who have known each other since kindergarten, the musical connection between them reflects these deep roots.

Consisting of Dan Tamberelli on bass, Matt DeSteno on guitar, and Joe Ciarallo on drums, with all members contributing vocals, the band is a mainstay at bars, clubs, music halls, colleges and festivals up and down the eastern United States, consistently consistently building buzz and refining their presence in both the live and studio settings.

When the members of Jounce graduated from college in spring of 2004, the band relocated to a somewhat secluded property bordered by the Holyoke State Forest in Amherst, MA. They traveled extensively, playing hundreds of shows and sharing bills with influences including the Benevento Russo Duo, The Flaming Lips, Medeski, Martin and Wood and The Slip.

After several years, the band returned home and moved back to the New York area, where they eventually landed in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Jounce's self-titled debut album was released on June 29th, 2006 to rave reviews. The opening song "You Tell Me" garnered 3rd place in Relix magazine's Winter 2006 JamOff Competition out of over 500 submissions and the band began playing increasingly larger rooms including New York's Highline Ballroom and Gramercy Theater.

The band's sophomore effort, "These Things," was released March 31st, 2009 on GreenFence Records. The album was produced by Jounce and Rob Stevens (Magnetic Fields), and mixed and mastered by renowned producer Rob Fraboni (The Band, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley). The album contains nine tracks of previously un-released Jounce originals as well as a rendition of Guide By Voices' "The Hardway." Songs like "Too Far Gone" and "Who Hates "The Office" show the band's ability to deliver tight rock anthems. "Cold Fog" shows they can ease into a tune and still bring you away. "Truth Defines" and "The World at Large" mix catchy choruses with instrumental prowess.

Jounce welcomed guest musicians Marco Benevento (The Duo), who played keyboards on "Yenny" and "These Things" and Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past, American Babies) who added guitar and vocals on "The World At Large," "Cold Fog" and "These Things." Upon releasing "These Things," Relix magazine named Jounce one of their artists "on the verge."
Golden Bloom
Golden Bloom
Golden Bloom has always been known for their sharp melodies, vivid guitar work, and intelligent, energetic songwriting; pop music that wasn’t afraid to ask listeners to think, as well as dance. Shawn Fogel launched Golden Bloom as a solo project, playing all of the instruments himself on 2009’s debut full length Fan the Flames, and 2011’s March to the Drums EP.
A cast of multi-instrumentalists joined Golden Bloom on tour, and in the process, they started becoming a band. “At first, I tried to have everyone recreate the sound of the records,” Fogel says. He soon saw that letting everyone bring their own sensibility to the songs made things more interesting. The live arrangements reshaped the songs, moving them away from the album versions. “I realized we’d be a better band if we applied the live band vibe to the writing, arranging, and recording.”
In June of 2012, Golden Bloom live band members Jeff Patlingrao and Josh Cohen travelled to Shawn’s longtime vacation destination of Southwest Harbor, ME where they holed up in a cabin in the woods to work on a new batch of songs. Joined by newly added drummer Justin Hofmann, the quartet retreated to Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT, a facility run by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit). They produced the sessions themselves with the help of engineer Greg Giorgio. “Many of the songs were arranged collaboratively in the studio,” Fogel says. “The spontaneous energy we generated carried over to the music.”
Golden Bloom’s sparkling pop is still evident, but the EP also adds darker instrumental textures and lyrics that explore thorny emotions with keen insight and understanding. Chiming guitars and subtle percussion accents give “Flying Mountain” the jittery feeling of an anxious mind, but the sunshine breaks through with Fogel’s bright vocal and an uplifting chorus. Stately piano and shimmering guitars fill a vast sonic space to contrast Fogel’s quiet, down to earth vocal on “Deliver it for Me.” “Shadow of a Man” drops a first person fictional narrative into a tight little garage rock tune that’s a little bit twangy and a little bit trashy. “White Whale” shifts between dark but dreamy choruses and pounding power-chord verses. The EP comes to an epic close with “Lone Reporter”, which begins with a single acoustic guitar and slowly builds to a beautiful chaos of blistering guitars and bashing percussion.
Over the lifetime of the band, tastemakers like SPIN, Magnet, Under the Radar, and Daytrotter have praised Golden Bloom’s musical and songwriting prowess. Golden Bloom will be touring to support No Day Like Today for most of 2013.
Kayln Rock
Kayln Rock
kayln’s Debut, Passenger, Is a Low-Key Stunner
Full of Lyrical Wit and Restrained Intensity

kayln rock’s songs come straight from her soul. Although she’s been writing and performing for less than five years, the songs she sings have the depth and polish of a life-long performer. She can charm you with a whimsical ode like, “Peanut Butter Jam,” a tune that hides its vulnerability behind a façade of ironic humor or break your heart with the painful honesty of “Valentine,” a song so full of longing that it’s almost hard to listen to. “I like being around people and don’t take myself too seriously”, kayln says, “But I also like being alone to explore my deeper emotions. I want to create songs that are serious and substantial.”

kayln started her career like many folksingers, alone on stage with a guitar. “I played one place where there was a ping pong table set up right in front of the stage. I only got attention if I was accidentally hit with a ping pong ball.” Those experiences helped hone a presence of unassuming intensity, but when it came time to record her debut, she connected with noted producer and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Cohen. (Golden Bloom, Stroamata, Guster). She met him during a Guster concert near her hometown, earlier that October. “I’d play the songs for Josh, or email them to him, and he’d write the arrangements. Another way we’d collaborate, is I would sing the notes to him and he would play them back to me on various instruments until we found our perfect match.”

kayln’s songs are marked by restrained vocals that imply a world of complex emotion. She sings “Alex the Great” with a subtle passion that conveys the delicious longing for love that reminds us that the longing itself can be a fulfillment all on its own. “Toledo Song” is a portrait of wary seduction. The arrangement slowly builds to a dramatic climax to support kayln’s aching vocal. “This guy told me a relationship would only result in him breaking my heart and me writing a song about it, so I wrote a song to challenge him to do just that, to break my heart.”

“Distance” is one of the album’s more straightforward tales of love, although the distance she sings about in her soft, comforting tone could be the distance between lovers as well as the actual geographical distance of the lyric. The weary country vibe of “Alone” celebrates the joy of self- acceptance that comes at the end of a problematic relationship. kayln’s resigned vocal and Cohen’s distressing piano have equal measures of sadness and contentment.

“Relationships are my biggest inspiration because, when you’re in love, there’s always that balance between romance and realism. When you’re in a relationship, you feel differently about yourself and even treat yourself differently. There’s dialogue that you have with yourself when you want a relationship. Then there’s the relationship you have with loneliness itself.”

kayln rock comes from Hudson, New York, a small town just north of New York City. She grew up in the house her grandfather was raised in. She recalls, “When I was young, my Dad would play Buddy Holly songs for me on his guitar. “I would dance on top of his feet as he held my hands listening to The Police.” She went to SUNY Purchase, planning to write for the screen and stage. It was while attending a filmmaking course in Maine, the summer of 2008, that she picked up her friend’s guitar and the songs began to pour out of her. “I think it was a creative domino effect of sorts. If I hadn’t decided to branch out and study film that summer, I don’t think I would have found the confidence to express myself through songwriting.”

Since that summer, kayln has become an avid note taker and perhaps even a journal fanatic, spending hours in bookstores searching for the right one to begin her new chain of ideas. For the songs that couldn’t find their way to binded pages, there is a paper mache bowl on her desk that her little brother made. A place for the ambitious pieces of scrap paper to live in. “Sometimes I write with my guitar, if it’s nearby; sometimes I don’t. I’ll sing a melody into my voicemail or onto my laptop. A lot of ideas come to me when I’m driving in my car or washing dishes. Both of which can result in soapy pages or chicken scratch from the steering wheel. Since I started writing, I write everyday in some way. Writing helps keep me grounded and in touch with my feelings and myself. If I don’t write, I feel funny, but not in a funny way.”

Passenger will be available through iTunes and other online vendors starting in January of 2012. The album will also be for sale her website Fans can also check out her out on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and read up on the day-to-day happenings of a 25 year-old hopeful romantic that writes songs and plays shows.
The Cardinal Points
The Cardinal Points
“They got this haunting quality, like they’ve seen the future and know what’s coming. It’s eerie and melodic.” - NewMusicTen
The Cardinal Points are a post-punk influenced rock band based in Brooklyn with mostly mid-tempo songs in minor keys and an emphasis on mood and texture.

The five songs on their second EP, “Ghosts” (May 20th), are linked by idea of loss: of love, of innocence and the fearless bravado of youth. The tone is dark and gritty. Self-recorded and produced by the band in their makeshift basement studio, it was mastered by Doug Henderson (The Swans, Lisa Germano, Interpol).

Led by vocal/guitarist John Washburn, the band consists of multi-instrumentalists Jon Crider and Bick, and drummer Tommy Emery, who have collaborated on and off again since the ‘90s. The Cardinal Points launched in 2012 with the EP "I Promised You Mermaids, but the Ocean Was Empty,” which Deli Magazine called “an impressive debut” and Music Under Fire said was “ at first listen.”

For “Ghosts,” they wanted to get away from a traditional songwriting approach and create the material collectively. The creative process was inspired by ethos of the pop/art juxtapositions of Bowie’s ‘Berlin' period, incorporating chance procedures, Oblique Strategy directions, and cut up techniques. “‘Mermaids' was collaboratively arranged, but I wrote the songs before we started the band” says Washburn. “This time,“ says Bick, “we were all guilty.”

Listen, download and post “Caught In The Chain,” the first single from “Ghosts”
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215