We checked out Animal Hands in late September and they put on a really stellar show. They recently released their Suntan EP and their new album Unrealists is coming out soon. Here are two videos from the night that are up on the EV2BK.com Youtube channel now. Because the sound quality isn’t perfect, I included the recorded versions below each, which the boys of Animal Hands were nice enough to provide us with. We can’t wait to see these guys again, they are playing this Friday at 8 at Union Hall w/ Marcellus Hall and Jirapah so if you like what you hear, head on over and check them out.
Last night at Pianos, we caught a set from Boy Crisis, who were joined onstage near the end of their performance by the other half of Das Racist, Himanshu Suri (along with Boy Crisis frontman Victor Vazquez), for a “live remix” of DR’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” and BC’s “Dressed to Digress.” Check out a live video of the combination.
Boy Crisis ft. Das Racist – Dressed to Digress (Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Remix live):
Not sure what happened to the video during filming, but at least the audio gives you an idea of what went down. “Combination Best of Times and Worst of Times.” Word.
Our friends from Brooklyn-based Animal Hands just released a free, 3 song EP titled Suntan on their website, and they’re playing a show tonight at Pianos to celebrate! Come on out and party with them – Leo O’connor and P.D. Brennan on vox and guitars, T. Stephen Farrell on keys, Kiernan Moriarty on bass, and Thomas O’Connor on drums – and wash away your Monday blues:
Later this week we’ll be writing up a review of their full-length Unrealists, set to be released really soon, but in the meantime here’s a tasty little preview of the forth-coming LP, called “Lavender Lakes.”
I hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous holiday weekend. Now that you’re back in the city, easing into the week (hopefully with a little tan), we here at ev2bk wanted to welcome you back with a free show and a stellar new video. Tonight in the ev, Pianos is hosting the weekly Cross-Pollination show where two local singer-songwriters will each play a 45-minute solo set, followed by a three-song collaborative set where both artists share the stage. The two-hour concert is free and doors open at 7:30, so if you’re in need of your new music fix for the week, go check it out.
Liberated Matter created the Cross-Pollination concert series with the goal of strengthening the local music community and forging bonds between musicians and creating new collaborations. They pair musicians based on the diversity of their music styles as well as the compatibility of their sounds. Cross-Pollination at Pianos has been going on for two years now (since June 2007). They partnered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, ASCAP, to produce the event.
Tonight’s featured local performers are Alex Drewchin and Louis Schefano (aka Louis) formerly of the mostly one-man-band, Regia. Listen below to get a sample of what you might here tonight from Louis Schefano, from his EP “Louis’s Freak Show Revenge.”
My Brightest Diamond, led by the operatically-trained, Brooklyn-based, singer-songwriter Shara Worden, performed at a past Cross-Pollination concert. The band released their first album, Bring Me the Workhorse, in 2006. Today’s jam comes to you from their 2008 release, A Thousand Shark’s Teeth. The haunting vocals on this track, at times reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, and the Anime-meets-Pixar escape video are definitely worth checking out.