Meg's sound off: Since I'm a good hour away from New Haven, I shy away from area shows during the work week. However, this line-up may compel me to run on caffeine and five hours of sleep for a day. Manic Productions presents the lo-fi jangly surf pop of Beach Fossils, the slightly more enunciated melodies of Christmas Island, The Beets' old-time harmonies, and the synth-laden backbeats of hometown sweethearts The Procedure Club. With so many sounds, it's bound to be a good time. Since so many of the bands are playing SXSW, you should see them here first and avoid the crowds. Plus, $6 is a lot cheaper than a festival pass. Ka-ching!
Cafe Nine - February 10
250 State Street
New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 pm
FB event page: CLICK
About The Beets:
Formed about two years ago, The Beets are yet another solid lo-fi pop band, just a little more eased back. Their strumming and plucking bounces through the spring reverb of what sounds like an old Fender Princeton. These guys are from Queens by way of Uruguay, Bolivia and Michigan, the trio consists of guitarist Juan Wauters, bassist Jose Garcia and drummer Jacob Warstler. Artist Matthew Volz supplies the eye candy. Their debut album Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to Be Cool recounts tales of the devil and loves lost. The band is more foot-stomping than toe-tapping. Welcome 60s garage in the year twenty-ten.
About Christmas Island:
There are actually three Christmas Islands; one off the coast of Australia, one in the Pacific Ocean (which also goes by the name Kiritimati) and one that released a self-titled debut album on In The Red in 2009. They're from San Diego, California. Christmas Island's music is scuzzy garage with a suburban white boy sneer.
About Beach Fossils:
The surfy self recorded ramblings of Brooklyn's Dustin Payseur, Beach Fossils offer fun tunes that blend sun-drenched riffs, kaleidoscopic rhythms and hazy lyrics. The S/T LP will be out in April on Captured Tracks.
About The Procedure Club:
All things are explained in an earlier post here: CLICK.
THE BEETS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND & BEACH FOSSILS full tour schedule:
02/09 - New York, NY Cake Shop
02/10 - New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
02/11 - Boston, MA The Cottage
02/12 - Annandale on Hudson, NY Bard College
02/13 - Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio
02/15 - Philadelphia, PA Terrordome (early show)
02/16 - Washington, DC Velvet Lounge
02/17 - Harrisonburg, VA Blue Nile
02/18 - Princeton, NJ Terrace @ Princeton University
02/19 - Wilkes-Barre, PA Corner Cafe
02/20 - Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
03/17 - 03/20 Austin, TX SXSW
# = w/ Crystal Stilts, German Measles