Beech Creeps

Beech Creeps

Fruit & Flowers, Big Bliss, IYEZ

Fri, March 31, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Beech Creeps
Beech Creeps
Don't fight it-- Beech Creeps will tsunami you.

This 3-piece grungy-grime-rock outfit formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2013, as a rock-and-roll outlet for veterans of various past and present New York bands, including Ex Models, Pterodactyl, Knyfe Hyts, the Seconds, and Yeasayer. The group released two cassette tapes in rapid-fire succession, followed by the 2015 release of their debut album Beech Creeps (out on Austin, TX label Monofonus Press), which has garnered waves of warm critical praise. Not satisfied with their pedigree, in 2015 Beech Creeps also added Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the lineup.

The sound of Beech Creeps is at times sublime, crusty, heavy, swirling, and headbanging. This is music of solid rock, liquid water, floating detritus and violent storms. Lightning and thunder and the beautiful calm that follows. It growls, it screams, it shreds, it thumps, it drives. Yes, you are caught in the ocean whirlpool of rock n' roll.

Beech Creeps have steadily gained a reputation for their wild and energetic live shows, their stage moves, their sonic textures, and their unadorned and instinctual approach to rock music. They have shared stages with the likes of Ty Segall's Fuzz, Guardian Alien, Protomartyr, Oneida, Dan Friel, Spray Paint, Yonatan Gat, Obnox, Kid Congo, Meatbodies, and recently appeared with Thurston Moore and The Men at City Sounds Festival in Paris, France.
Fruit & Flowers
Fruit & Flowers is an imaginative Art Punk/Surf Noir 4-piece based out of Brooklyn, NY.
Formed in the summer heat of 2015, Fruit & Flowers creates kinetic and melodic rock and roll with a strong personality. The band has been extremely active in New York's music scene and has become known for unpretentious and electric performances, heavy bass, searing guitar solos, warm and psychedelic rhythm guitar, hypnotic drumming and distinctive three-part harmonies. Chaotic and captivating, dynamic and driving; Heartbreaking Bravery writes that Fruit & Flowers are "drawing near to the cusp of becoming a breakout band." Fruit & Flowers' debut EP, Drug Tax, is set for release in late 2016.
Big Bliss
Big Bliss
IYEZ
IYEZ
IYEZ is an amorphous beast, seeking only rock and roll in its most free and natural state. The band seems to shun boundaries—drifting between blasted-out punk, heavy caveman dirges, and dreamy psychedelic drones. Formed in 2008 by Justin Holm (guitar/vocals) and Jon Erickson (bass/drums) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn—IYEZ has been pounding and churning since its inception. Following a series of personnel shifts, the band has recently completed its lineup with the addition of Nicole Lawrence on lead guitar—rounding out the rest of the band which includes Lee Hinshaw on drums and bass, and Andy Siebert on vocals and percussion. Together they harness a hypnotizing blend of howling and melodic vocals, searing attacks, and deep, dense rhythms.
IYEZ releases include a noisy, loop-dense, low-fi self-titled EP from 2010, followed in 2011 bySmoke Signals—a big, lurching monster of a record full of echo-dripping sound collages, pounding boom-rock, and anxiety-filled punk. In 2013 IYEZ released Psychic Jungle, an explosive mind-fuck of rock and roll that digs deeper into the band’s psyche—dark, confident, free—and all wrapped up in a hypnotic blanket of fuzz.
The band’s latest release is WOR$HIP, a 4-song EP being dual-released by Brooklyn’s Colonel Records and Sinking Spaceship Recordings. WOR$HIP is the band’s tightest, most pointed music yet. A limited release of cassettes will be available soon.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/