The Spinto Band

The Spinto Band

Field Mouse, Cheers Elephant

Thu, May 3, 2012

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

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Spinto Band
The Spinto Band
The Spinto Band was originally formed as recording project by high school students in Wilmington, Delaware in the late 1990s. Frontman Nick Krill describes the early years of the band: "Every other band we knew back then would play in their garage and do the live thing. They’d do a bunch of concerts, then go, ‘Oh man, we’ve gotta record now?’ But we just had this crap in the basement and all we’d do was record, so we had 20 90-minute tapes full of junk before we played our first show."

After several releases on the band's own Spintonic label, the band released its proper debut album, Nice and Nicely Done, on Bar/None Records in 2006. The song "Oh, Mandy" was released as a single and the group performed the first installment of filmmaker Vincent Moon's now-popular Take-Away Shows.
In 2008, the band signed to Park the Van Records and released its second proper full length album Moonwink. The group promoted the album with a series of humorous videos on YouTube. Preorders of the album were accompanied with a 7-inch single that coupled the band original "Franco Prussian" with a cover of the Motors 1978 UK hit "Airport."

The following year, the band released an EP titled "Slim and Slender." The four-song release contained three original songs and a cover of the 1939 South American hit "Brazil."
Field Mouse
Field Mouse
Field Mouse is a four-piece dream pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Seamlessly interweaving influences from shoegaze, indie, and power pop, Field Mouse offers lush sonic textures and expansive soundscapes to complement the airy, wistful vocals of singer/guitarist Rachel Browne. Through complex and delicate harmonies, the songwriting of Browne and guitarist Andrew Futral breathes new life into common themes of lost love and renewal.

The band has been honing its sound since its formation in 2010, and has solidified its lineup with the recent addition of bassist Danielle DePalma and drummer Geoff Lewit. Their first release on Small Plates Records finds the group realizing its musical vision, incorporating rich synthesizers and feedback to give an edge to its soaring arrangements and pop sensibilities.
Cheers Elephant
Cheers Elephant
After releasing their second album "Man is Nature" to a sold out crowd at the famous World Café Live Downstairs on January 8th, 2011, the message was clear: people dig Cheers Elephant. But how did we get here?

In a time where overproduction is prevalent and the live show stands crucial, Cheers Elephant dominates with a tight and energetic sound that truly makes you stop and listen. Since their inception in 2007, Cheers Elephant has made fantastic strides beginning with the release of their eponymous first album, "Cheers Elephant" which received praises from fans and critics alike. WXPN Philadelphia's premier radio personality puts it eloquently:

"Their indie-psychedelia is a twisted yet innocent, intricate yet trouble-free collection of fantasia. It's like they sift Jefferson Airplane and Village Green-era Kinks with 13th Floor Elevators and occasionally they'll drop some seriously cacophonous prog-like shit into the mix that makes me think they either have no idea how to play together or they're actually geniuses."
-Bruce Warren, WXPN Philadelphia
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/