New Madrid are at BAR on Wednesday with Farewood and Fatal Film!
From the facebook event:
Born from the rolling thunder of the Tennessee mountains, New Madrid now calls Athens, GA home.
Formed in late 2010, New Madrid plays a diverse blend of southern-psychedellia, drawing from alt-country and noise-rock alike. Their music is equally attainable on a long open drive or sitting in a dark room. These four young performers create captivating soundscapes that are simultaneously dense and expansive. With reverb-drenched vocal harmonies that soar over a lush and textured musical patchwork, New Madrid evolved seamlessly from bedroom project to polished quartet. They are now at the forefront of a new generation of bands emerging from Athens' storied scene; embracing contemporary challenges, while setting a course of their own. New Madrid has solidifed into a key facet of the Athens sonic revitalization.
In 2012, the band recorded and independently released their debut full-length album Yardboat, mixed and tracked by legendary Athens engineer/producer David Barbe (REM, Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter) at his Chase Park Transduction studio. The album was recorded almost completly live and on traditional analogue tape over an impressive three-day stretch. It was then mastered by Brooklyn based engineer Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dan Deacon).
Following their first release, the band has steadliy toured the country, from Austin, TX to NYC. Given their proclivity for writing and recording, paired with constant touring and high-energy live performances, New Madrid has turned their creative ingenuity into the band's driving force.
In May 2014, New Madrid signed to Normaltown // New West Records with a follow-up album due out early 2014.
In June 2013, voted "Artist of the Year" and Yardboat recieved "Album of the Year" honors at Athens' Flagpole Music Awards
Of their latest LP album 'Wings of Gold' "An ethereal and ghostly album combining elements of shoegaze with 90's alt rock. Every song soars along with their soulful front woman leading the flight." -Chip McCabe, CT.com
Farewood is comprised of husband and wife songwriters Lou Lorenzo and Leah Booker. Rounding out the present lineup is drummer Kyle McCarthy and guitarist Eric Ieraci.
The band finds inspiration for their tunes against the backdrop of their hometown of Meriden, CT. The desolate feel of the city surroundings consistently finds its way into the subconsciousness of their songs, yielding a sound that at times is shadowy, desperate and lonely. But like many Connecticut towns, once you venture out of the emptiness of its downtown center, the back roads can unfold into beautiful, almost country roads. That duality, or contrast if you will, can be found throughout their music. Their songs can be dark on the surface, but underneath it all lies a certain unmistakable beauty.
"'Wings of Gold' is more oblique, with vocals wrapped in gauzy layers of reverb and surrounded by dark, urgent guitars, swirling atmospheric textures and propulsive rhythms."-Eric Danton, Listen Dammit
"Farewood delivered more power than other bands in the same vein. You could blame all three members for that as they thrashed their instruments within and inch of their lives."-Chris Lough, New Haven Advocate
Fatal Film is one of New London, CT's great rock and roll acts. They've been playing some of the best shows of their storied run over the last year or so churning out sonic and mischief and wowing audiences with the results. During that time, they've toiled in the studio with local producer Jason Banta to build the definitive statement of the Fatal Film sound with their brand new 12 track eponymous CD.