Antietam Record Release

Antietam Record Release

75 Dollar Bill, Spires That In The Sunset Rise

Thu, September 14, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Antietam
Antietam
Moving into their fourth decade as a band, and releasing their tenth full-length album, Antietam has been a life’s work and driving force for bandleader Tara Key, with her husband and collaborator Tim Harris, and drummer Josh Madell; it is the center of Key’s creative life. Intimations of Immortality (available September 8) is a record about pursuing that creative side with passion and honesty in the face of life’s obstacles and workaday trials. Key’s triumphant and unrelenting songs push the theory of the unbending power of friendship and perseverance, delivering an emotional set of rock and roll.

More than any album in their discography, IOI displays the band’s usual powerful heaviness, but offers melodies enriched with some unexpected instrumentation (banjo, mandolin, sax, piano). Textures of Neil Young and the 13th Floor Elevators are audible in the mix, on an album that is propelled to new heights by creative collaborators including longtime friends Yo La Tengo—James McNew mixed the album with Tara, and Ira Kaplan guests on piano. Many others from Antietam’s close-knit NYC scene drop in as well, including Sue Garner (The Shams, Run On) on vocals; Katie Gentile (Special Pillow, Mad Scene) on violin; The Scene Is Now’s Cheryl Kingan (saxes) and Steven Levi (cornet) chime in throughout; and Steve Cooley, a bluegrass legend from Tara and Tim’s original hometown of Louisville, KY, joins on mandolin and guitar. Expect some surprise guests at this special release party at Union Pool!
75 Dollar Bill
75 Dollar Bill
75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their home town. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band. They have released a string of cassettes and two LPs, the most recent of which, Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock, met with wide critical acclaim and appeared on numerous "Best of" lists for 2016. It is now being released in Europe (on vinyl, digitally and, for the first time, on CD) by Glitterbeat Records, on its brand-new tak:til imprint.

Percussionist Rick Brown has been in bands in NYC since the late 70s, including Blinding Headache, V-Effect and Run On. Guitarist Che Chen was previously in the band True Primes and has been an energetic collaborator in the American and Japanese undergrounds over the last decade.

Press for Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock:
“75 Dollar Bill performances are rich in the ways a moiré pattern is rich. Pit small differences in phrasing and meter against each other, wait, and waves of detail follow. You are not likely to hear a traditional solo in a 75 Dollar Bill song, no matter how many musicians are in the room. The band does its research beforehand, sets up the active ingredients, and lets them interact for as long as it takes to bring up the heat. It is a sound that conjures the old in the specific sense of music that is suitable for various kinds of social activity: dancing, mourning, commemorating, or simply beginning again.”

– Sasha Frere-Jones in The Village Voice
Spires That In The Sunset Rise
Spires That In The Sunset Rise
Since 2001, Spires That in the Sunset Rise have been unsettling and thrilling audiences with their brand of sonic alchemy. Described by Jack Rose as a “female Sun City Girls,” they have contributed a different slant to the New Folk movement by incorporating various avant-garde and world music influences into their sound. They have been compared to artists ranging from the Raincoats to Meredith Monk to Comus to Harry Partch. They have ten full length albums, a few side releases, and several solo efforts. The band is now the duo of founding members Ka Baird and Taralie Peterson.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/