The Bowery Presents
Lemonade, Teengirl Fantasy, Elite Gymnastics

Lemonade

Teengirl Fantasy

Elite Gymnastics

Sat, June 2, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Lemonade "Album Release Show"

Lemonade
Lemonade
True Panther Sounds is very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Diver the 2nd album by Lemonade available worldwide on May 29th. Diver is a sensual, bold electronic record, swimming ecstatically in the melodies of early 90?s R&B, UK 2-step Garage, Balearic house and NY freestyle. The trio, Callan Clendenin (vocals), Ben Steidel (synths, bass) and Alex Pasternak (drums, programming) recorded the album over the course of several years, at home in New York, on tour in Brazil between shows, or in their practice space in the basement of an old Catholic school. Ultimately, the album came to life when the band recruited producer Le Chev (Frankie Rose, Fischerspooner, SSION) to add the finishing touches and assist in fully realizing the band’s vision of Diver.

The music that Mary Anne Hobbs once called “pure, agile, hedonistic pop music,” is still there, but in an infinitely more potent and focused form. Callan’s lyricism reaches new intimate lows and ecstatic highs. Where Lemonade used to seek transcendence through psychedelic dance-floor physicality, Callan now looks inward, at the emotions of limited means, the urban everyday, and his attempts to hold on to redemptive love and romance in a cybernetic, information-rich world. Lemonade reference PM Dawn and Sade in the same sentence as Julio Bashmore and Swedish House Mafia. They are sounds of the past synthesized with contemporary dance music boueyed by the most immediate matters of the heart.

“Neptune”, the first taste from Diver, is a case in point. It’s a pure and emotional R&B track, an instant and surprising classic. The single will be released next month with remixes from Mike Simonetti, Jacques Renault, and Sinjin Hawke. Stay tuned for more info.
Teengirl Fantasy
Teengirl Fantasy
While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi clicked over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make "some kind of dance music that wasn't just emulating what we were hearing". The duo's music often forms out of melodies, samples or concepts that through jamming and improvisation organically materialize into full-fledged compositions. However, for "7AM", their debut LP, they have also sharpened their focus and concentrated on structures, creating a set of 9 entirely new tracks that, while undoubtedly sounding cleaner and more polished, have more importantly lost none of the band's intrigue and penchant for free-flowing experimentation. Rather than relying on triggering loops, or sequencing on a computer the music is performed and composed, resulting in a form of discourse between the band and their instruments. The result is an a-typical one for electronic dance music- textures and tones that move along with a firm rhythm but still retain an distinctly human and emotional core.
From the dramatic break that splits "Forever the Feeling" down the middle, to the soulful heart-break of "Dancing in Slow Motion", featuring the vocal talents of Shannon Funchess, of Light Asylum, to the gloriously euphoric gospel-tinged trance of "Cheaters", it is clear that "7AM" is a major leap forwards from anything they've done before. The title, in the bands words "is meant to evoke the sort of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep state that one experiences after staying up all night partying". Somewhere between bliss, exhaustion, melancholy, start of a new day, end of a night". And indeed, "7 AM" is simultaneously haunting, off-kilter, moving and addictive.

September 14, Teengirl Fantasy released their debut full-length "7AM". The album is available on LP+Digital via True Panther Sounds (and Merok in the UK+Europe)
Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics
When you think of Minneapolis' musical legacy, two things probably come to mind: fast, brawny punk-infused rock (the Replacements, Hüsker Dü) and, well, Prince. Even if you expanded those horizons to include alt-hip-hop acts like Atmosphere and P.O.S., you still wouldn't find much in the way of throbbing, Balearic-leaning electro. It's surprising, then, to find out that Elite Gymnastics call the chilly terrain of one of Minnesota's Twin Cities home, especially when listening to "Is This on Me?", a highlight from the duo's Real Friends EP. Then again, if you're going to be making music in such a climate, you might as well arm yourself with a warm pulse, as well as plenty of sunshine samples and high-pitched chimes that twinkle like an ice castle bathed in soft light. As the summer months heat up, "Is This on Me?" somehow manages to feel like a blast of cool air while keeping things appropriately warm.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/