hope all is well presents:
j bengoy [record release]
WITH queen moo, ivamae, father figuer
DATE: saturday, april 21st
VENUE: [email us for address]
J Bengoy is bummer-rock that makes you smile. It’s groove-pop that breaks its own ankles. It’s surf-jangle breaking an arm on a medium sized, impressing-nobody kind of wave. It’s heartfelt emo with a shit-eating grin on its face. J Bengoy is a lot of things. They know that you are, too.
Queen Moo is an American Rock & Roll band. The group presents vivid harmony refined through a rigorous and personal creative process. Their second full length, Mean Well, out 8/25 on Topshelf Records is a portrait of the group and the individuals.
When Queen Moo spoke with Noisey in 2015, Jason Rule and Kevin O'Donnell had just "quit emo to get drunk." In 2017, however, Rule has quit drinking, making a full reflection not just on sobriety and recovery but on growing up and putting the worst parts of oneself to bed.
Across the album, the group packs extreme musicianship: Drummer Nick Charlton provides an insane sense of rhythm, often playing well across the bars, diving into polyrhythms and absurdist beats without ever feeling out of place. O'Donnell's voice is the baritone to Rule's tenor. Oscar Godoy, for his part, splatters shredding melodies in bursts, occasionally dueling and harmonizing with Rule, a fine guitarist in his own right. The group’s arrangements are constantly evolving and changing, making no two live performances alike.
Ivamae is a singer-songwriter based in the queen city of Burlington, Vermont. Spontaneously debuting on music scene in 2015, immediately captivating audiences with her heartfelt lyrics and soulful delivery.
Her original songs combine introspective, catchy verses and sultry R&B inspired vocals over an electric playing style that gently blends R&B, jazz and folk. Velvety vocals, ambient guitar playing, and a charming stage presence combine to swoon listeners with every performance.
Ivamae released her first EP, "Ocean Studios" in early 2016, and is in the process of recording her first full length LP to be released at the end of 2017.
Sensuous, honest, and a genre all her own, ivamae uniquely stands out in the singer/songwriter community. A show not to be missed.