LINEUP ROUNDED OUT BY CORREATOWN (INDIE DREAM POP), BACKLIGHTS (BROOKLYN SHOEGAZE), RALFE BAND (INFECTIOUS FOLK), AND LELAND SUNDRIES (BROOKLYN INDIE-FOLK)
Highline Records and Brooklyn's internet radio station Indie Dark Room are teaming up to present a CMJ day party at Pete's Candy Store Oct 20, featuring Sweet Lights (former War on Drugs), Piney Gir (UK indie pop starlet), Correatown (indie dream pop), Backlights (shoegaze), Ralfe Band (infectious folk), and Leland Sundries (indie-folk) between 3pm and 7:30pm.
6:45pm - Leland Sundries has been described by Baeble Music as "reminiscent of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Elvis Perkins" and called "excellent" by the iTunes Store. The New York Times said, "Leland Sundries, a band from New York led by Nick Loss-Eaton, is dedicated to storytelling in a way that recalls Woody Guthrie and his Folkways brethren. [Their] scrappy Americana will get you longing for empty two-lane highways and kudzu-encased back porches."
6pm - Piney Gir is an indie pop starlet from Kansas City. Born into an Evangelical Christian family in Kansas where she wasn't allowed to listen to secular music, Piney moved to London, kicked off her Sunday school shoes and started playing the rock and roll music. The rest, as they say, is history. Magnet just posted a new garage pop video featuring Piney Gir fighting vampires, who will also be the subject of an NPR profile Oct 27.
5:15pm - RalfeBands dazzle listeners with their infectious folk influenced songs, vivid surreal lyrics and classical and gypsy inspired instrumentals. The band’s debut album Swords from 2007 and follow up Attic Thieves in 2009 received glowing reviews. The band have appeared in the Mighty Boosh and their recent soundtrack to Paul King’s film Bunny and the Bull was widely acclaimed. Freshly out of the studio, the band are gearing up to release their third studio album in 2013.
4:30pm - Backlights are pop dreamers: they believe a song can be propelled by meaning and still charm at first blush. They take the stage only rarely, but they will come out and play if asked nicely, or whenever the time is right. Joe, Cecilia, Kevin and Tyler perform the music.
3:45 - Correatown is indie-dream pop with a homespun aesthetic and irrepressibly catchy songwriting from LA's Angela Correa. Her music has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, How I Met Your Mother and the film The Lucky One. She is one half of the LA duo Les Shelley and has recently scored the independent film Sassy Pants.
3PM - Sweet Lights is kaleidoscopic, retro-laced indie rock from Philly-based one-man band Shai Halperin, formerly of the Capitol Years and the original lineup of the War on Drugs with Kurt Vile.
Highline Records is pleased to announce the debut self titled album by Sweet Lights, which is a masterful mixture of dynamic, genre-bending song craft, innovative arrangements and surreal, poignant lyricism. Musical polymath Shai Halperin’s work has always been that of a shape-shifting pop auteur and Sweet Lights retains this singular, yet multi-faceted personality, held together with supreme pop hooks.
Highline Records is a young independent record label and music publishing company based in Central London. Highline endeavors to project a small-label ethos onto large-scale releases.
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