White Arrows & Family Of The Year
White Arrows & Family Of The Year
White Arrows stands at these balmy crossroads like a vision from an alternate reality: classic without leaning on nostalgia, visionary but not unfamiliar. What should be a collision of sounds and stylesritualistic rhythm and four-four thump, synth sequences and strummed guitars, garage-y grind and airy atmosphereis, in this quintet's capable hands, a fluidly seething whole. Call it Psychotropical pop, something both busy and breezy. Call it Paul Simon in space (others have). Call it what you will. This is White Arrows.
The White Arrows story begins with a blind boy. Singer Mickey Church was born seeing the world as an impressionistic smear. His vision was righted at age 11, but his imagination ran wild for the intervening years. His memory of growing up in L.A. is confined to smells, sounds and swaths of fuzzy color. With family back east, Mickey eventually left for NYU, and unexpectedly wound up creating his own major with a degree in shamanistic ritual.
The band consists of his younger brother Henry, who started playing drums for the band while still in high school, their old friend J.P. Caballero, previously of Dios Malos, on guitar, Andrew Naeve on keys and electronics, and Steven Vernet on bass. The five bonded over a shared love for sensory overload both aural and visualessential to the White Arrows live show which currently employs plenty of fog, lights and visuals with hopes of making it bigger and better each tour. With only a 7-inch to sell, they toured with Cults, Those Darlins, The Naked and Famous, played Sasquatch, opened for Weezer, and held residencies at home and in London in 2011.
With the release of the album, "Dry Land Is Not A Myth" in June, the band has been on the road almost continuously this year with Beat Connection, White Denim, Givers, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra with no plans to slow down and trips to Australia, the United States, and both the UK and Europe to close out the year.
New Cassettes is a five-piece band from Northampton, England who have been leaving audiences wanting more since 2005. The band released their debut single, You Won't Stop, on Fantastic Plastic with copies selling out within the first month and landing #11 on the indie charts in England.
They have gained critical acclaim from plays on Radio 1, BBC6 and XFM, and have been a MySpace featured artist as well as the Radio 1 front-page feature. Recently the band toured in support of The Strokes, played the Glastonbury Music Festival, was featured on the The Inbetweeners soundtrack and had a headlining tour in Japan.
The New Cassettes finished the final mixing of their second album, Winterhead, with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and sound engineer Geoff Sanoff. While in the States working on the album the band took a break from the studio to do a special ASCAP-hosted showcase for TV & Film music supervisors at the Gibson Showroom in Los Angeles. MTV became big fans of the New Cassettes after their short stop in Los Angeles and asked them to join Hype Music, the new partnership between MTV and Extreme Music.
Recently New Cassettes returned to the US to perform at the 2011 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, where they tore up the MTV Garage stage as well as other select shows. From this the band has received very positive critical blog reviews, Radio (KWSS 1067). The band will returns to the US, for a short tour of LA and New York, including a show and interview on the "Lillywhite Sessions" by Steve Lillywhite @ East Village Radio!!
What you may like to know...
The players are - Ed/drums, Tom/vocals, Nik/guitar & vocals, Owen/guitar & vocals, Dan/bass & vocals. Singer, Tom has a penchant for big white glasses and witty one-liners.
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