Aqualamb Records is pleased to announce its official Northside Festival matinee show and party at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, June 10th from 12:00PM – 6:00PM EST. With bands that cover the spectrum from doom and noise to psych pop and stoner rock, you won’t find a deeper, darker headtrip at the festival!
The showcase will feature bands from the current Aqualamb roster including LO-PAN, who recently wrapped up a US tour supporting their epic new In Tensions EP and HIRAM-MAXIM supporting their haunting new Ghosts LP. Also performing are death rockers BLACK BLACK BLACK, sludgsters GODMAKER, post-hardcore vets DESCENDER, psych-rockers THE SPACE MERCHANTS, the creepy NATHANIEL SHANNON AND THE VANISHING TWIN, and new label friends SKRYPTOR featuring members of Cleveland noise rock pioneers Craw and Dazzling Killmen.
Aqualamb is a Brooklyn based imprint led by designers Eric Palmerlee and Johnathan Swafford. Their signature releases take the form of 100-page, bound, printed books – essentially, each album’s art and liner notes, traditionally confined to an LP gatefold, a CD booklet, or the screen of some music-playing device, are reconfigured into book form.
6/10/2017 Northside Presents: Aqualamb Showcase – Saint Vitus Bar – Broooklyn, NY [info]
$5 or free with Northside Pass
LO-PAN – Anthemic desert rock.
5:15 – 6:00
“LO-PAN continues to prove themselves the kings of soaring, smoke signal stoner anthems.” – Teeth Of the Divine
GODMAKER – Doomy sludge metal.
4:30 – 5:00
“An example of genuine out of-nowhere brilliance. A patient drawn out campaign of aggression.” – Relix
BLACK BLACK BLACK – Melodic death rock.
3:45 – 4:15
“…the kind of good-natured misanthropy of bands like Whores or KEN mode, but the musical gestures beneath the noisy exterior are all forward-charging, Kyuss-worshipping sludge n’ roll. It’s basically underground metal’s version of a radio banger.” – BrooklynVegan
THE SPACE MERCHANTS – Whiskey-soaked space-rock.
3:00 – 3:30
“A unique brand of lo-fi psych rock… their huge-yet-minimal sound, mixing psych with blues and country style riffs to make something great.” – Magnet
DESCENDER – ‘90s Influenced post-hardcore.
2:15 – 2:45
“…a 21st Century compliant post-hardcore band that was raised on metal and got dosed with a tab of AmRep…” – Jaded Scenster
HIRAM-MAXIM – Noisy experimental doomgaze.
1:30 – 2:00
“Builds into an apocalyptic fervor before dissipating into a cloudy haze & ending before you’ve had your fill.” – VICE
SKRYPTOR – Math-rock supergroup.
12:45 – 1:15
Friends of the label, members of Midwestern math-rock masters Craw and Dazzling Killmen join forces in a new trio, playing intense yet intricate instrumental rock that falls somewhere between prog and punk.
NATHANIEL SHANNON & THE VANISHING TWIN – Creepy bedroom recording darkness.
12:00 – 12:30
“An unsettling yet captivating collection of songs compiled from a decade of bedroom recordings… Shannon’s spoken word-style vocals over haunting and minimalist instrumentals lend a creepy atmosphere to the record.” – Decibel