Pulp Lab // Paper Trail Records //The Sky Report Present:
Unofficial CMJ Music Showcase, 10/22/2011 @ Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Bands Start @ 7PM
DJ Sets by Scot Bowman and Mike Dextro
$8 Cover, RSVP for Priority List // Free with CMJ Badge // El Dorado Rum Open Bar from 7-8PM.
We’re thrilled to announce that the Pulp Lab x Paper Trail x Sky Report CMJ Showcase on October 22nd will feature a live set by MillionYoung at 12AM. Also, there’s an El Dorado Rum open bar from 7-8PM. “Electronic whiz Diaz, like Toro Y Moi‘s Chaz Bundwick and Washed Out‘s Ernest Greene, is all about etiolated euphoria, using wistful washes of synth and doleful computer melodies…It’s chillwave, basically. Million Young do it so well, perhaps better than any we’ve heard since Washed Out.” Guardian
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The Supporting Lineup
Chicago’s Moon Furies kicks off the night. They’ve been described as “a dance party band circa 1981, set in the rim of the Galaxy via 2011” byConsequence of Sound, and just completed their 100 performances in 100 days tour by opening for Peter Bjorn and John.
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Turning things down a notch, Quiet Lights’ chill-wave vibe will transform the venue into a dreamy fantasyland. “If the sounds of Sigur Ros andMGMT were to softly collide, you’d have the ethereal waves of Quiet Lights…emotive music at its best” – NYLON Magazine.
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New York City’s Syvia makes their second CMJ debut performing with their latest EP, “Unlovable.” Syvia is the glistening creation of electro pop duo, Ruthy and Simone. Together they bring the icy influences of the north to the gritty heart of NYC.
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Following Syvia, Dinosaur Bones, who will be wrapping up their Canadian tour with Ra Ra Riot earlier in the month, provides a much needed lo-fi element to the lineup. “They’ve got a sound that’s fresh yet familiar… combining Anglo romanticism with a distinctly…New York urbanity. Darkly sophisticated stuff” – Chromewaves.
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Brooklyn’s own Infernal Devices take the stage next, bringing with them their one-of-a-kind mix of electropop music and light show that gets the dance floor moving. ”…a delightful mix of 80s-style synth-pop, something that could sit next to Depeche Mode or Junior Boys while still being amazing in its own right.” – Blaqbook
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Beat Connection headlines the supporting lineup after spending September opening for Starfucker. They’ve definitely been making a name for themselves and are one of the next bands to blow up. “This duo is from Seattle though listening to their debut, Surf Noir, from last year you might think they were Swedish – Lo Fi FNK and, especially, Studio come to mind when you hear the Baeleric Beat influence that’s all over the record” – Brooklyn Vegan.
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The Sky Report is a Brooklyn-based music blog curated by DJ/promoter Scot Bowman. Their primary focus is on the discovery of unique and forward-thinking new artists that they believe will shape the next wave in modern sounds – music for a future generation. They also produce regular live events around Brooklyn, most notably the annual Out In The Streets Music Festival every summer.