Sat Apr 5 2014

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The High Watt

1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203

$7-10 adv | $10 DOS

Ages 18+

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Mercy Lounge presents
Future Unlimited & Forget Cassettes with Friendship Commanders & Patrick Baker

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  • Future Unlimited

    Future Unlimited

    Dance

    Future Unlimited is an independent electronic duo from Nashville, TN whose music is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1980’s, including Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, The Church, Naked Eyes, Gary Numan & Tubeway Army and New Musik. The band takes its name from a song by the band Cut Copy, considered to be a major influence on the band. The group formed in 2010 when vocalist David Miller met his writing partner Samuel D’Amelio, a local electronic music DJ, as the result of a noise complaint. Realizing their mutual love of no-wave, punk and post-rock, the two began writing songs which would eventually culminate in creating the band’s signature sound. The group has released two tracks from their self-titled EP on 3 February 2012.

  • Forget Cassettes

    Forget Cassettes

    Pop

    Forget Cassettes is clearly not the same band it was almost a decade ago. The new record O Cursa (Theory 8 Records), with its heavy drum samples, synthesizers, and use of manipulation, marks a new sonic direction for the band, better known for its driving guitar in Instruments of Action and Salt. For Beth Cameron, Forget Cassettes’ sole proprietor, O Cursa is a metamorphosis; a chance to emerge after a hiatus with a new focus. The album features a vibrant palette of electronic sounds which lends greater physicality to this album’s themes of heartache and loss in its many forms and fashions. Whether exploring sexuality and its feral foibles, apocalyptica, chronic illness, the search for one’s own mental and physical truths, Cameron continues to explore the relationship between inner and outer worlds. In yet another departure from previous records, O Cursa is, in a sense, a conceptual record, with the songs grouped categorically from the dense, chaotic aural forest of “Catecholamines,” to the hopefully peaceful minimalism of “All of Creation.” In a break from the traditional releasing of the album as a simple CD/download/vinyl, O Cursa is being released as a monthly series of 3 digital EPs (O Cursa I-III) beginning in October 2012, then compiled into a vinyl record (with additional songs) in January 2013.

    Formed in 2002 in Nashville, Forget Cassettes began as a solo project for Beth Cameron after the dissolution of her former band Fair Verona. She was soon joined by Doni Schroader on drums and Rhodes piano for Instruments of Action, who left in 2005 to drum for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Beth recruited Jay Leo Phillips (Apollo Up!) on bass and Rhodes and Aaron Ford on drums for Salt in 2006. Doni and Beth reunited in 2007, and the pair began work on what would become O Cursa in 2008. A serious scooter accident in Austin, TX while working with producer Mike McCarthy derailed recording for the duo in the summer of 2008. Moving to Chicago in late 2008, Beth and Doni continued work on the album in their studio. After Doni’s final departure in early 2012, producers Mike McCarthy and Jeremy Ferguson facilitated finishing the album, as an interesting full circle path back to the beginning of the band a decade prior. Beth has since assembled an adroit team of Nashville musicians to help her perform the album live: Keith Parish on synth and piano (Roy Ira), Jessie Friedman on synth and background vocals (Blue Heart Hour, Team Illuminati), and Guy Lemon on drums (Uncle Skeleton and Nahnee Bori).

    In much the same way that the songs of O Cursa plot a mental and musical course from thick anxiety about existence to serenity and acceptance about events in one’s life, Beth is using this album not as a projection of worries of the future, but as a dictum of loving what one has in the now and tolerance of the unknown. Part of life, and the art that reflects it, is this recognition.

  • Friendship Commanders

    Friendship Commanders

    Alternative Rock

    Nashville band Friendship Commanders prefer to get to the point when it comes to making music. Formed in early 2013, the combined sum of its members' influences -which range all the way from Heavy Metal to R&B- equals a simple and energetic form of modern Punk/Hard Rock, which can be heard on their June 2013 EP release, Amos. Comprised of three members: Nashville natives Cody McCall and Jerry Roe, and Miami transplant by-way-of New York City B. Arson, present a melody-heavy, yet aggressive form of rock-n’-roll that harkens back the grunge and post-punk era of the early 90’s, while also drawing influence from punk greats such as The Descendents and classic metal pioneers Iron Maiden. Hard at work work writing and recording new material, the band is moving towards an early 2015 release for its first full-length record.

  • Patrick Baker

    Patrick Baker

    Dance

    Nashville, TN based producer and vocalist Patrick Baker has fast built a name for himself in the past year with his sharp production skills and a knack for crafting soulful vocal melodies. Among releases for Anjunadeep and Hed Kandi, and collaborations with Satin Jackets (Eskimo Records), Lane 8 (Anjunadeep), Rogue Vogue (French Express), he has racked up two top 10 singles on Beatport and Juno. His new single, “The One”, with Lane 8 was premiered by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and has received heavy rotation on Sirius XM radio. Since landing at number 8 on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart Patrick has already garnered support from respected artists and DJ’s such as Bondax, The Magician, Goldroom, Oliver, MNEK, Zimmer and Louis La Roche. His single “This Love (Higher)” was featured in Bondax’s Hype Machine Music Blog Zeitgeist 2013 mixtape.

Mercy Lounge presents

Future Unlimited & Forget Cassettes with Friendship Commanders & Patrick Baker

Sat Apr 5 2014 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The High Watt Nashville TN
Future Unlimited & Forget Cassettes with Friendship Commanders & Patrick Baker
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$7-10 adv | $10 DOS Ages 18+