The Bowery Ballroom
The Maccabees

The Maccabees

Reputante, Gambles

Thu, February 14, 2013

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

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 18 and over

The Maccabees
The Maccabees
The Maccabees third album ‘Given To The Wild’ is set for release on April 24th via Fiction Records / Cooperative Music in North America after a culmination of two solid years of writing in the UK. Following ‘Wall of Arms’ – the bands critically-lauded second release – they began work on their follow-up by dismantling their most creative of songwriting units. For several months The Maccabees went their separate ways, individually sketching out the tracks that would make up their latest studio album. “We wanted everyone in the band to feel freedom while making this record,” says Felix White. “So individually we would work on ideas and bring them to the rest of the band.”

The fruits of this labour became the epic and beguiling ‘Given To The Wild’, a sprawling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar wig outs. It is the band’s most adventurous work to date.

London five-piece - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle - otherwise known as The Maccabees recorded the album over a period of twelve months, partly with Tim Goldsworthy & Bruno Ellingham (LCD Soundsystem, Massive Attack) at Rockfield studios. Large parts were also recorded at the bands own rehearsal space in Elephant & Castle, with the band themselves on production duty, later decamping to Suffolk to oversee Cenzo Townsend mix the record.

Taking sonic inspiration from a disparate collection of musical peers such as The Stone Roses, Arthur Russell, Kate Bush and David Bowie, tracks like ‘Feel To Follow’, ‘Child’ and ‘Unknow’ find The Maccabees displaying a spectral musicality that suggests a band in the creative zenith of their career.

Whilst there are similarities to be drawn from the bands critically acclaimed sophomore release ‘Wall Of Arms’, which included the singles ‘Love You Better’ and ‘No Kind Words’, ‘Given To The Wild’ finds the band ascending to new heights, both sonically and lyrically. Orlando sums it up best, ‘You grow up. Every Girlfriend you have, every relationship, whatever, you learn how to adapt and mature. That’s exactly the same in a band.’
Reputante
Reputante
Reputante is a band from NYC with James Levy, Jimmy Giannopoulos, Raviv Ullman and Emiliano Ortiz. Tim Wheeler (Ash) produced their debut EP, which will be released by Julian Casablancas' label, Cult Records.

"Reputante managed with Lock Me Up to sustain a beautiful packaged emotional song that sound like a lost gem of an already classic name! Beautiful and unexpectedly pleasant by its all means!!!" -- Sound Injections

"We're really starting to believe that post-punk inspired music is about to take over from all this hazy dreampop as the indie/alternative sound of choice very soon. The groundswell is palpable. New York band Reputante could well be key players. They've just signed to Cult Records and are offering you an excellent introductory track called 'Lock Me Up'" -- Sound of Confusion
Gambles
Gambles
Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as Gambles in August 2012 with no goal or motive other than the past few years needed addressing, and things that had gone unsaid for too long needed saying.

"Trust" the first song released publicly, came together quickly and spontaneously between friends. Nicolas Vernhes and Matthew (long time close friends & collaborators) were spending a late night a t the Rare Book Room where Vernhes keeps a recording studio, label, and home. Towards the end of the evening the two ended up downstairs in the studio where "Trust" was sang in a single take, and with no words written.

"I think I just needed to say all of those things in that way, and it sort of just happened - and there is nobody else I trust as much as nico, besides myself, to be in the right place, to say them"

"Trust was just the beginning - I think a new process for me began that night, and I realized I didn't need to sit down and really think about it too hard, it just had to happen. there's about 20 or so other songs which came together a lot like that. it's all stuff I've lived, a lot of it is pretty hard to hear played back - but that sort of told me I was going in the right direction."

Gambles is the end of a process and of many processes, the end of choices and the removal of style, the end of endlessness and self-doubt.

Gambles is music and people, boiled down, pressed dry, sliced thin, and left to dry. Yet it's clear that for Matthew, Gambles is also everything, a life-saving perspective into events that demand to be acknowledged, registered, declared and when ready, left.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/