Setting Sun, Sam Friend & The Freckles, Glass Elephant, TATI ANA

Ex Libris

Setting Sun

Sam Friend & The Freckles

Glass Elephant

TATI ANA

Sat, February 22, 2014

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

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Setting Sun
Setting Sun
Driven by simple acoustic guitar lines, graceful string orchestrations, and earnest vocals, the songwriting, arrangements and lyrics of Setting Sun were called "dramatic and poignant" by NPR. Pop Matters wrote that "Setting Sun create an Arcade Fire urgency, creating sweeping orchestrations, driving rhythms. delicate, hushed vocals and well-crafted pop songs". The sound is centered around the song, with poppy hooks and choruses, while mixing synth experimentalism in with its folky, string-band feel.
Sam Friend & The Freckles
Sam Friend & The Freckles
A ghost poet with lyrical wiles, undying melodies, meandering wordplays, and shaggy dreams.
Based in Brooklyn, Miami born Sam Friend is releasing his third solo record, Spirit Mirrir, this year. The album takes on the notion of natural dualities and reflects the singer-songwriter's peripatetic nature.

Performing live, new yet familiar colors coruscate through the prism of his post-folk troupe, Sam Friend & The Freckles. The songs appear like keen jewels in the dust, and enter your consciousness filled with juicy ambiguity, though are fine-tuned enough to remain there and unleash all manners of firepower imagery in your purview.
Glass Elephant
Glass Elephant
Glass Elephant is a lustrous, searing result of music forged within the crucible of Brooklyn’s creative music community. The band, whose debut album Atlantic was released in April of 2013, consists of four musicians who are ensconced in a tightly-knit and all-embracing scene. Their lush and stormy sound has been just as much influenced by rock as it has been by contemporary classical and experimental music.

Multi-instrumentalist Russ Flynn and drummer Danny Wolf grew up playing music together on Long Island, New York. They formed a trio in the fall of 2011 with guitarist Sam Petitti, who had been performing with Wolf since their time studying music together at the University of Miami.Sam, Russ and Danny live together in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where much of Atlantic was self-recorded. Work on Atlantic began in the fall of 2011. In the summer of 2012, Glass Elephant welcomed the addition of bassist Jackson Hill.

The album takes much of its subtle power and atmospheric cues from the restrained tumult and dark beauty of the Atlantic ocean, whose quiet force is unceasingly lurking nearby the musicians’ urban base. Its melancholic and brooding mood is reflective of the tameless winters of the Northeast. The music of Atlantic is a refined and intricately-carved concentration of the band members’ collective experience. Its roiling sound is complemented by rich horn arrangements penned by Flynn. Atlantic was developed with patience and precision over the course of much of 2012. The final step was mastering by Joe Lambert, who has helped define the sound of contemporary creative rock via such artists as The Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective.

In August of 2013 the group plans to begin work on their follow-up to Atlantic. Stay tuned.
TATI ANA
TATI ANA
Though hauntingly beautiful vocals and gorgeously layered arrangements is her trademark, the debut of Moscow-born TATI ANA sees an all-new sound to Tatiana Kochkareva that's part indie rock, part classical piano, and all electronic-powered intensity. Heavily inspired by the evocative rock of Pink Floyd and the grand theatrical quality of Queen, this Russian vocal powerhouse is ready to entrance audiences upon first listen with her new, hard-hitting electro synth tracks off of her forthcoming EP release due out in early 2014. Often compared to the likes of Nina Simone and Fiona Apple, Kochkareva is ready to break out with a completely enigmatic electronic rock sound that will be sure to make her stand out as a distinct and powerful musical force to be reckoned with in the local New York City scene.

NPR's All Songs Considered
"A knock out! Moscow-born Tatiana Kochkareva's voice is sultry, but heartfelt. The New York City-based singer, who now goes by Tati Ana, builds this dark, electro-rock cut into a massive wall of sound. It's from a self-titled EP Tati Ana plans to release in January." - Bob Boilen

The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy
"Certain singers have voices that simply command attention, and Tati Ana is one of them. The Russian-born vocalist sings in deep, arresting tones, her soulful voice edged with a touch of grit on "Cold Water," a new single premiering today on Speakeasy.

WXPN The Key - My Morning "You can hear a little bit of Fiona Apple in her voice, however Tatiana clearly has her own unique musical sensibility."
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/