Quiet Lights / Ten Minute Turns / John Brodeur and the Suggestions
/ Two Tree
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Formed in Brooklyn in 2009 and drawn to light/dark landscapes, glass-bottle hazes, and blurry sonic envelopes. Next up is an EP out June 28th. Get all prior releases here: http://quietlights.bandcamp.com/
"from Brooklyn, but they sound like they’re from a quieter, more perpetually snow-blanketed country. Their sound is a little bit shoegaze, and a little bit of the soaring orchestral swoop of Sigur Ros, plus some of that latent kinetic energy in the Stars’ best songs." Flavorpill
TMT started as a pretty abstract idea when Alan got his first Pro-tool rig in Boston. Every time Roger and Jay would come to visit, the most common phrase in the house would be 'hey gimme a turn!' No one really knew what they were doing at the time so it was decided that to move things along, the turns would be regulated to about ten minutes in length. The songs quickly took on a communal feel and began to develop like a songwriting version of the game exquisite corpse.
Ten Minute Turns soon attracted a strong following throughout New York and Massachusetts for having strangely beautiful songs, a dangerously high energy stage show, and hosting anything-goes DIY music video shoots and dodgeball parties.
The band grew into a true collective with the addition of Jacquee Novak, Peter Forcucci, Tate Lefevre, and Maasa Kuwana playing accordion, junk percussion, trombone, and piano respectively.
“Indie-pop troubadour,” “one-man rock & roll band,” and “workhorse multi-instrumentalist” are all accurate descriptions of John Brodeur. Since announcing his arrival with 2001′s Tiger Pop, the NYC-based singer-songwriter has released a series of critically praised solo LPs, fronted two bands (the Suggestions and Maggie Mayday), and toured the nation extensively, both on his own and as a member of numerous bands (including the Morning After Girls, Soren Well, and Hector on Stilts). Following a successful campaign to fund the 2011 reissue/re-recording ofTiger Pop, Brodeur is again teaming with PledgeMusic to bring his latest collection, Little Hopes, to fans in early 2013. With sounds that run the gamut, from Beatlesque acoustic confessionals (“Daily Affirmation”) to locomotive guitar rock (“One Man Army”) to lush, orchestral pop (“Dig”),Little Hopes is an honest cross-section of the artist’s distinctive musical palette, and Brodeur’s most surprising record to date.