hope all is well presents:
Somebody Told Me: 2000’s Indie Night
Featuring Performances by:
HOSTED BY DJ SVPPLY
DATE: THURSDAY, February 28th
VENUE: CLUB METRONOME
TICKETS: $5 [21+] // $8 [18+]
***Proceeds to support WRUV FM Burlington***
Somebody Told Me is a 2000's indie party meant to transport you back to the decade that brought indie rock out of the blogs & into the mainstream. A night inspired by fixed-gear bikes, v-neck t-shirts, irony, Pabst Blue Ribbon & the best bands you've never heard of...
In addition to spinning the top crossover hits from the naughts, S.T.M aims to introduce new artists to the local scene & provide support for Burlington's beloved college radio station WRUV FM Burlington.
Mix inspired by: The Killers | Franz Ferdinand | MGMT | The Bravery | Modest Mouse | Bloc Party | Interpol | The Strokes | Grimes | Grizzly Bear | Animal Collective | Vampire Weekend | Yeasayer | The Arctic Monkeys | Rilo Kiley | Blood Orange | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | TV On The Radio | MIA | LCD Soundsystem | Dirty Projectors | Future Islands | Deer Hunter | Santigold | Metric | Peter Bjorn and John | The Postal Service | The Shins | Silversun Pickups | JUSTICE | Of Montreal | Phoenix | Hot Chip | Spoon | Foster The People | Arcade Fire | Ra Ra Riot | St Vincent | Cold War Kids | Japandroids | The Drums | Passion Pit | Matt & Kim | & many, many more.
Inclusivity is at the heart of Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. And on their debut LP Happy To Be Here, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. Lindsay largely wrote these songs late into the night, alone in her apartment, and her voice feels appropriately full of possibility throughout.
Barrie, the band, is primarily her project; on the record, which she co-produced with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear), Lindsay plays guitar, piano, synth and bass. But still, Barrie is distinctly not a solo project, and Happy To Be Here—out May 3, 2019 via Winspear—is very much a full band record. Dominic’s drums fill the entire album, while Noah added synths and Spurge sang on nearly every track; the three also contributed production. And Sabine, though stuck in Germany with visa issues, remotely recorded vocals.
Engineered and mixed by Aron at his Brooklyn studio in August 2018, the album is a softly explosive document of Barrie’s collective vision: “a well-crafted pop song that’s a little bit fucked up,” they explain. The album’s singles speak to its scope: the analog synths that burst from piano pointillism on“Clovers”, the lush electric guitar grooves on opener “Darjeeling”, the minimal arrangement and modular programmed drums of “Saturated”.
The album’s energetic but unhurried movement is a testament to the wide-ranging backgrounds of Barrie’s membership: Spurge and Noah met at the Lot Radio through a shared love of house and techno, Dom plays and tours with the electronic rock band Is Tropical, Sabine is a performance artist and solo musician. “Part of what makes Barrie greater than the sum of the parts is that it’s actually a bunch of freaks working together to make super accessible, satisfying music,” Noah says. “So there’s a somewhat experimental nature tothe approach.”
Happy To Be Hereoffers snapshots of the band coming together in the city, after having livedall over: Boston, Baltimore, upstate New York, London, São Paulo via Berlin. “The scaffolding of this album is moving to New York and finding these people that make up the band,” Barrie says. “We’re very different, but we cover each other’s gaps personally and creatively, and are eager to learn from each other.”