Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Santos Party House, New York, NY
16 years and over
:: The Features ::
The Features' exhilarating new Wilderness (Serpents and Snakes/BMG Rights) quickly establishes the Nashville-based combo as one of the most exciting and imaginative bands working today. Songs like "Another One" and "Fats Domino" are marvels of pop ingenuity, animated by vivid lyrics, unshakable hooks, and experimental soul. Wilderness is an amalgamation of influences and inspirations – spanning elements of Krautrock, indie, psychedelia, and classic AOR – to conjure up The Features' own inimitable, indescribable sound.
"I feel like we walk this fine line," says singer/guitarist Matt Pelham. "We're not weird enough for a certain crowd and we're a little bit too out there for the other crowd. We fall in the middle somewhere between mainstream and hipster, which puts us in this weird place, but we're all pretty happy to be here."
:: Heyrocco ::
The stars were aligned when childhood friends Nathan Jake Merli (vocals, guitar, hair gel), Christopher Cool (bass, korg, driving), Tanner Cooper (drums, mandolin) decided to put their studies on hold in pursuit of triumphant face-melting. This Charleston-bred trio may be known for their dark, nostalgic pop tunes, but offer a compelling, energetic performance on stage. Their music is reminiscent of bands such as The Cure, Nada Surf, and early Strokes spiked with an experimental blend of Broken Social Scene meets On A Friday. After spending the year touring with acts such as Surfer Blood, Mutemath, & Miniature Tigers, they began to work on their upcoming release with producer Josh Kaler (William Fitzsimmons, Jump Little Children) in December of 2012.