The Bowery Ballroom
The Colourist

The Colourist

Field Mouse, Mainland

Mon, June 23, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 16 and over

The Colourist
The Colourist
The Colourist first stumbled upon one another in an underused warehouse in Orange County, CA, where Adam and Maya discovered the harmonic chemistry that has come to define the band's bright and anthemic signature sound.

Having spent much of 2012 honing their live show with the likes of Grouplove, Electric Guest and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Colourist begin 2013 holed up in a small studio in Southern California. It's there that Adam Castilla (vocals, guitar), Maya Tuttle (drums, vocals), Kollin Johannsen (guitar, bass), and Justin Wagner (bass, keys) will commit their pop-fueled, indie-bred rock to tape before embarking on their first national tour.
Field Mouse
Field Mouse
Field Mouse was formed in 2010 by Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral, and has since become a four piece band. Interweaving influences of shoegaze, indie, and power pop, Field Mouse offers lush sonic textures and expansive soundscapes to complement the wistful vocals of singer/guitarist Rachel Browne. Through complex and delicate harmonies, the songwriting of Browne and Futral breathes new life into common themes with lyrics that explore the unfairness of love, beautiful and terrible places, social isolation, family, distance, comedy, the cosmos, derealization, and modern life in general. Field Mouse are currently recording their first proper full length album, to be released in 2014.
Mainland
Mainland
Following the tumultuous loss of his father and finishing college, Jordan Topf singer/guitarist of Mainland scraped together enough money to buy a van and set out with the band on a two and a half week tour across America. It was an escape from everything that had encapsulated the last 4 years of excitement, struggle, and ambition. Each night a new city, new faces, boundless freedom, a creative turning point for the band’s modern take on New York Proto-Punk (the precursors to punk). Despite personal troubles and uncertainty about the future, the group poured their inspiration into their new set of songs. While on tour in Austin, the band met Jim Eno (of Spoon) and began discussing plans to record the new songs at his studio Public Hi-Fi.

Upon the band's return to New York, unsure if their plans would come to fruition, the band continued to write and demo tirelessly. They chose 4 songs, their most furious, energetic, and unrestrained to date. When their plans to record at Public Hi-Fi were confirmed they set off once again for Austin Texas, this time by plane. Mainland's new EP "Shiner" is a confident first studio record. Recorded onto tape the band expands their sound, tying together concrete drums, punchy garage-rock guitar riffs, rhythmic synthesizers, and driving bass lines into catchy rock and roll songs. The sound of the record reflects it's various birthplaces. New York City, Austin, and the birthplace of the majority of the members California.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/