hope all is well + WWPV Present:
Long neck AT foam brewers
WITH ivamae, the onlys
DATE: Saturday, march 3rd
VENUE: foam brewers [112 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401]
Lily Mastrodimos has been recording songs as Long Neck since 2014, first as a solo project while she was a member of Jawbreaker Reunion and now as a fully realized rock band, with drums and electric guitars and everything. Mastrodimos writes the kind of personal, introspective songs that might be expected of someone who recorded her first album “Heights” alone in her room with a single mic and an MBox. The strength of her voice and her convictions lend Mastrodimos’s songs an urgency and energy that is only amplified by the addition of, well, amplifiers. As a full band, which now includes Kevin Kim, Alex Mercuri, and John Ambrosio, Long Neck makes music that’s somewhere between indie rock and pop punk--louder and faster than Mastrodimos’s solo output, but no less thoughtful.
“Will This Do?,” the band’s first for Tiny Engines, is an album about a bad year. It’s an attempt to deconstruct the frenzy of loss, emotional and mental turmoil, and deep-seated heartache into something that could be rebuilt and understood. It’s about the emotional ruin of trying to wring affection and validation from people who can’t or won’t provide it. It’s about trying to answer the impossible question of whether your life and your art can make the loved ones you’ve lost proud. It’s about losing your mind on the side of US Route 1/9, getting smoke in your eyes, and things getting stuck together. It’s about when “will this do?” turns into “when will this do?” At it's core, "Will This Do?" is an exploration of what happens when relationships end--through death or otherwise--and how we allow ourselves to grieve. It's an album written as a way to process, as a way to mourn, and as a way to return to life.
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.