Check these guys out - they live right here in Crown Heights. Between the frequent shows at LaunchPad, Secondary Sound Jam Nights, Brooklyn Unplugged, and probably a lot of other stuff that the musicians in the neighborhood are tapped in to, CH is developing something of a music scene.
From their press release:
WARMER STILL EP
WARMER STILL EP
For their new project, Tubetops presented themselves with a challenge: to write as many songs as possible in one weekend. Unsure of the product they would churn out, the band stayed up all night, working into new territory, subsisting on Indian food and bodega sandwiches. They came away with their four best songs to date while continuing to draw on their undeniable ability to put together great pop songs. Instead of limiting the songs, the artificial time constraint seems to have added to the cohesiveness of the album and filled the songs with an energy that draws the listener in. Written and recorded in the span of 36 hours in the basement of their apartment, Warmer Still is the second EP from Tubetops.
Tubetops' songwriting process is collaborative; each of the four members contributes to each track adding their voices, ideas, and sounds from a growing collection of vintage synthesizers, acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and samples. The title track opens the EP with a playful bounce, reminiscent of early Depeche Mode. In The Air is fueled by a sexual energy and a distorted bass, but at its heart is a dance track with disco groove. Woolgather is quick-paced and ethereal; the perfect soundtrack to fast cars and neon lights. The EP wraps up with Jet Set Life, an upbeat song dedicated to care-free living and analog synths.
1 Warmer Still
2 In the Air
4 Jet Set Life
Release Date: April 24, 2012
May 3rd, Pianos 158 Ludlow, NYC
June 23rd, Mercury Lounge 217 E Houston, NYC
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Video for Warmer Still:
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