Pompeya Premiere New Single “Satellite”
Pop/funk outfit Pompeya have debuted new single “Satellite” – March 5, the first single from their forthcoming Night EPslated for a spring 2014 release through No Shame.
“Satellite” and the forthcoming Night EP follow the release of the band’s debut album TropicalOct 29, 2013 as well as Tropical Remixed released Jan 21, 2014, which featured Fred Falke‘s standout remix of “90″ along with other notables including Jimmy Edgar, Psychemagik, and Felix da Housecat.
With roots firmly established overseas including extensive touring and TV appearances, Pompeya are broadening their reach to the U.S. and beyond with their distinct blend of 70s disco, 80s New Wave, and 90s indie rock. Recently, the band’s debut album Tropical received praise across influential outlets including XLR8R, Thump (VICE), Under The Radar Mag, MTV Hive, Interview Mag, Earmilk, Gotta Dance Dirty, Dancing Astronaut, and DUMMY Mag.
Pompeya will head to Austin as an official showcasing artist at SXSW 2014 and will embark on a headline spring U.S. tour shortly after.
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Walking Shapes creates dizzying love letter to New York with “Woah Tiger” Video — Premiering on BULLETT today here.
“Woah Tiger” is available now on iTunes, here.
Shot entirely on 8mm film, “Woah Tiger” is a teaser clip for Taka Come On, a full-length “visual album” of sorts created by New York up-and-comers Walking Shapes. The album, recorded with Gus Oberg (The Strokes), is a fierce and eclectic ode to New York City, a city that needs no qualifiers when it comes to legend-making art. Featuring Nathaniel Hoho on vocals and guitar; Jesse Kotansky on guitar, violin, vocals ; Jake Generalli on keys, vocals; Dan Krysa on bass and vocals; and Christopher Heinz on drums, Walking Shapes meld driving guitars, intricate arrangements and visually evocative songwriting into stunning audio refractions on New York’s sonic landscape. The album will be accompanied by an album-length video from which “Woah Tiger” is taken.
Musically, Woah Tiger” sets the tone for Taka Come On – fast paced, slightly grimy and sexy – with Hoho’s soaring falsetto riding a sonically churning wave, evolving into a primal scream as the verse hits the chorus. Visually, director Adam Erick Wallace tracks the band roaming — or are they raging? — through their favorite Brooklyn and Manhattan haunts, capturing glimpses of their life on and off the stage, including a residency at Baby’s All Right, the first residency EVER at what has now become THE Brooklyn venue du jour.
If “Woah Tiger” walks a similar path to My Morning Jacket’s Evil Urges, the album itself is so versatile, yet concise, that the band’s influences are hard to pinpoint. While an extensive guitar solo wouldn’t be out of place on a REO Speedwagon record, the organized chaos of a song like “Winter Fell” could be the bastard child of Syd Barrett’s post-Pink Floyd albums and Kings of Leon’s Because Of The Times. Yet ultimately Walking Shapes craft catchy pop songs, such as driven “The Right Time” or the powerful ballad “Find Me.”
Stay tuned for the full-length video accompanying Taka Come On, and don’t miss Walking Shapes riveting live show when they play near you!
March 25th, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
March 26th, 2014 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
March 28th, 2014 - Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
March 29th, 2014 - St. Louis, MO @ The Heavy Anchor
March 30th, 2014 - Tulsa, OK @ The Yeti
April 5th, 2014 - Pomona, CA @ Acerogami
April 6th, 2014 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
April 7th, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot
More dates TBA
No Shame Austin 2014 Showcase Announcement
No Shame and The HoC are excited to bring you the Austin 2014 Showcase on March 13th, 2014! The lineup features some of our favorite artists from various HoC and No Shame related events that have been hosted over the past couple years. The artists will go back to back between East and West coasts, bringing you one of this year’s best Austin events that you CAN’T miss out on. Expect some free swag and good times all day long on the Blind Pig Rooftop — right in the middle of all the 6th Street action!! Check out the artist’s profiles by clicking below, and start getting your Austin 2014 party hats ready!
Special thanks to our event partners at Symphonic Distribution.
RSVP on Facebook here.
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