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Craig Martinson and the Heart Beats / Ponderosa / French Camp
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Craig Martinson and the Heart Beats / Ponderosa / French Camp

Craig Martinson and the Heart Beats Ponderosa French Camp

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 8:00 PM EDT 2013-07-25T20:00 (8:00 PM Doors)
, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over

10.0 10.0
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Craig Martinson and the Heart Beats 

Ponderosa (Pictured)

After surviving many adventures in a wide variety of locales, Ponderosa rises to the pinnacle of their profession, promoted to Admiral's of the Fleet, knighted as Knight's Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, and named the 1st Baron Hornblower.
 
Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, "I recommend Ponderosa to everyone literate I know," and Winston Churchill stated, "I find Ponderosa admirable."

A Brooklyn based band fronted by songwriter Owen Beverly, French Camp is a tour de force of breezy West Coast balladeering and dark electronic eeriness. The name is derived from a boarding school in the Mississippi delta not far from Beverly's hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. Though new to the Brooklyn scene, the band is no stranger to the tumult of the music business. "Over the past 10 years we've all been in different touring bands. It's good to finally be in a place where the main focus is making records." 

They've wasted no time; In the last 2 years the band has put out two records, the latest, "Odd Particle" is part throwback, part futuristic pastiche. "I listened to a lot of Roy Orbison when writing for this project, some of what we did in the studio was very true to that inspiration but the record definitely took its own shape. The producer, Josh Kaler, has a knack for creating abstract sounds so songs that had very humble beginnings ended up with complex personalities." 

The result: moments of washed out soundscapes a la Beach House and Best Coast coupled with a moodiness worthy of The National or The Walkmen. The album artwork is one of the definitive images from the recent Higgs boson discovery, the band was given permission by CERN laboratories to feature it on the cover.