with Psychobuildings / Grand Resort / Lingerie
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Wow. This is a total time warp to the days of jelly shoes, name engraved metal bracelets, and Members Only jackets (the first time). When I first heard Splash I was sure this was some New Edition song from 1982. Then I was like, "No. Wait. Maybe this is Madonna’s band from 1983 minus Madonna." But then I thought Madonna probably never even had a band except for whatever studio musician was hanging out that day. Anyway, Splash is a NEW band featuring Etienne Duguay. You might remember him as the former drummer for Real Estate. This doesn't sound like Real Estate. Just letting you know. This sounds like Tiffany minus Tiffany. (Oh My Rockness)
Psychobuildings is a psychedelic construction of danceable beats, lyrical splendor, and shimmering dance performance.
The average fan of twee English indie-pop from the ’80s is the pasty sort who only goes outside when her mom makes her, which is hell in the summer when the sun beats down on all that black clothing. Then there’s Andrés Pichardo. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Pichardo fell in love with jangling English pop as a teenager before heading to Massachusetts for college and, not incidentally, to play music under the name Grand Resort. He’s since relocated to Brooklyn, where Grand Resort is readying its 8-song debut, “Vanguard Dreams,” with a free tune, “Night is Dark.”With chiming, airy guitars, understated, atmospheric keyboards and murmuring vocals swathed in reverb, the songs sounds like it could have been an outtake from the C-86 collection.
LE SPHINXX DJ SET
Presented by Kristina Tequila w/ the collaboration of My Social List.