CLAIRECORDS MAKES ITS LONG-AWAITED
(AND LONG-OVERDUE) CMJ DEBUT 10/23/08!|
Our mission to mess with Texas long completed, we at Clairecords are about to show the Big Apple what time it is. Yep, you read that right. Not one, not two, but FIVE of our bands in one place at one time! Throw your underwear at them! Treat us to alcoholic libations of every stripe! Spend every penny of your hard-earned cash padding your music library at our merch table! It’s on like Donkey Kong, and we couldn’t be more excited. Did we mention complimentary vodka and sparks? We’re of the ardent belief that you can’t go wrong with free booze and pyrotechnic devices, and our long-awaited CMJ debut will be no exception.
IN A NEW YORK MINUTE:
CLAIRECORDS CMJ SHOWCASE
Thursday, Oct 23
93 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
8:00 park avenue music by hearts + horses 8:40 Averkiou 9:20 Ifwhen 10:00 Autodrone 10:40 The Brother Kite (Times may be subject to change)
The husband and wife team of Wes Steed and Jeannette (Juju) Faith first came together as PARK AVENUE MUSIC in 1997 to produce something that would make them feel alive. Over a decade later, they’ve morphed into HEARTS + HORSES, and added a cellist, programming and homemade modular synthesizers to create textural beds of rhythm and noise. The duo’s last outing, park avenue music by hearts + horses, arrived April 8. Connect with Wes and Juju at www.heartshorses.com.
Inspired by everyone from Ride and Guided By Voices to Teenage Fanclub and Wire, Gainesville, FL’s AVERKIOU is one of the most intriguing new bands to emerge from the depths of the turgid Southeast, and their recent appearance at Athens PopFest attracted more than a few new devotees. AVERKIOU will deliver their debut recording, Throwing Sparks, Nov. 11. Get acquainted with the band at myspace.com/averkiou.
You very likely remember Big Apple melody makers IFWHEN from their startling We Will Gently Destroy You, which we regaled you with last November. More recently, they issued their long-awaited split 12-inch collaboration with Dälek via our Claire’s Echo vinyl offshoot.
Catch up with IFWHEN at www.ifwhen.com
New York’s AUTODRONE will issue their Clairecords debut, Strike a Match, on Nov. 11, and it’s already attracting attention more than two months before its release. As Delusions of Adequacy’s Jon Gordon wrote, “Right from the imposing combination of thudding drumbeat and guitar blizzard that is the intro to first and title track ‘Strike A Match,’ it is quite obvious that this NY quartet are a force to reckon with.” Meet the band at myspace.com/autodrone .
THE BROTHER KITE is in the midst of working on their third studio full-length, which they hope to release sometime next year. Track the as-yet-untitled album’s progress via their Myspace outpost, located at myspace.com/thebrotherkite. In the meantime, a crystal-clear copy of their new acoustic split 7-inch with Plumerai is waiting for you at tonevendor.com .
So there you go. We can’t wait, and we know you can’t either. In the meantime, why not visit our spiffy new CMJ page at http://www.clairecords.com/cmj/ for downloadable audio files and additional details?