LPR Presents: Cassandra Jenkins (record release)

LPR Presents: Cassandra Jenkins (record release)

Aerial East, Michael Rocketship, DJ Andrew Raposo

Sat, April 15, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

LPR Presents
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Cassandra Jenkins
Cassandra Jenkins
A songwriter who knows how to "leave an impression" with "elegantly celestial climaxes, emerald green-glowing guitar work" (p4k) and "smoky" vocals (NPR), Cassandra released self-titled EP, in 2013. Bedded in haunting arrangements of tremolo guitar and washy organ, she draws you into a world lying somewhere between Mazzy Star and Twin Peaks. It's an arrestingly intimate place, where if you listen closely enough, you'll find something as timeless as it is bittersweet.
Aerial East
Aerial East
Aerial East isn’t a stage-name. “My Mom wanted to name me Ariel but didn’t know how to spell it,” she explains. “So she
looked it up in the dictionary.”
East’s dizzyingly ambitious debut album, Rooms, was released in May 2016; as unpredictable and undefinable as her
name. With its classic vocal style, vintage melodies, and full orchestral arrangements, Rooms sounds like the lost hugebudget
opus of a forgotten 1960’s pop genius. It begs the question: who is Aerial East and how did she manage to make
this huge, eccentric album?
After graduating high school, Aerial and her best friend moved from a small town in Texas to New York, knowing no one,
and without specific aspirations or expectations. Aerial got a job waitressing at an Olive Garden in Times Square. Their
first week in New York, they met some older musicians who invited them to a weekend at a house upstate. These
musicians eventually started passing a guitar around, singing each other songs in the dark woods. “I didn’t play an
instrument yet, but I made up songs, just singing, just for myself,” Aerial says. “I used to sing Katherine to sleep, but I
didn’t plan on being a musician. Where I came from no one became a musician. So, I wasn’t planning on even telling
these intimidating New York people I’d just met that I sang or wrote songs, but Katherine forced me to sing them one of
my songs a cappella in the dark.” The moment she finished singing, everyone present asked to produce her.
She’d fallen into a scene of musicians that included Sharon Van Etten, Here We Go Magic, Reggie Watts, and Adam
Green of The Moldy Peaches. Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic recorded an unfinished album with her and Adam
Green cast her in his experimental film Adam Green’s ALADDIN. Through Adam’s social group of musicians, she met
producer Gordon Minette and drummer/producer Mike Johnson (Dirty Projectors, Glass Ghost). “I had an impossible
fantasy of making 1950's Disney orchestral music like from Cinderella or Alice in Wonderland but also channeling Pet
Sounds, Burt Bacharach, and Nilsson,” Aerial says. “It turned out Gordon had always wanted to make an orchestral album
with all real instruments. I still can’t believe I was able to make this album. It’s my masterpiece.”
Michael Rocketship
Michael Rocketship
In the fall of 2012, composer and pianist Michael Coleman (Beep!, CavityFang, Chris Cohen, tUnE-yArDs) began recording himself alone in his studio in Oakland, CA. Out of this small room, filled with casio keyboards, curious synths, abandoned percussion and disreputable guitars, Michael Rocketship emerged. The name captures the uninhibited and slightly mischievous nature of Coleman's unpredictable pop songwriting, which calls to mind the best of Deerhoof, Captain Beefheart, SMiLE-era Beach Boys, and acid-balladeer Rodd Keith.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211