And The Kids, Breakfast in Fur, The Sun Parade

27
/ Feb
Friday
2015

And The Kids, Breakfast in Fur, The Sun Parade

Venue
Front Room
Time
08:00 pm - 12:00 am
Price
$6.00 adv // $8.00 dos

Fri Feb 27th

Output Agency Ltd. presents

And The Kids (New LP on Signature Sounds Recordings)
with Breakfast In Fur + The Sun Parade

$6 Adv // $8 Dos || 18+ || 8PM DOORS // 9PM SHOW

Tickets also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
Rocket Number Nine // outdated: an antique café
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records & Gallery // Woodstock Music Shop

 



AND THE KIDS

And The Kids plays what they call accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music. You’ll recognize it as pure, passionate and fresh alternative rock. The three-woman powerhouse has been packing the sidewalks and clubs from Northampton, MA to Boston to New York City with their fierce infectious harmonies, tight and unique grooves and songwriting that has the ability to reach down and tug at the truths of their generation and beyond. The ladies were barely out of high school when they met at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, MA, a women’s recording and sound engineering program. Together the trio is on a mission to inspire the hearts of all living beings of light and laughter one stage at a time.

 



BREAKFAST IN FUR

Moving around upstate New York in his early twenties, Dan Wolfe found himself living in a friend’s laundry room in Ithaca. It was here he began experimenting on an old four track recorder and developing the aesthetic that would later evolve into Breakfast In Fur. In the summer of 2007 Wolfe moved again and landed in the small mountain town of New Paltz, NY. Once settled, Wolfe began to devote all his time to late night/early morning recording sessions that resulted in a collection of layered, intimate pop songs with foundations in folk and psychedelic music.

Coaxed by a friend into taking a break from his reclusive music making, Wolfe met artist and musician Kaitlin Van Pelt at a party and soon afterwards shared with her the recordings he had been working on. Wolfe asked Van Pelt to sing alongside him on these tracks and together they finished the songs and produced hundreds of hand-made CD-R’s that they distributed throughout the Hudson Valley. They called their project and the eponymous EP that resulted “Breakfast in Fur.” Sonically the EP is a self-contained universe of jangly guitar, children’s toy sounds, layered percussion, droning accordion and soft, whispered vocals. Released as a 10” vinyl on Analog Edition Records in 2011, these recordings would be a starting point for the project.

Mike Hollis, a guitarist and one of Wolfe’s first friends and roommates in New Paltz, played live music with several groups locally and insisted they start a band to play Breakfast In Fur’s songs live. Soon Wolfe, Van Pelt and Hollis were writing new material and experimenting with various collaborators as they played shows around the Hudson Valley and New York City. Together with multi-instrumentalist Matt Ross and drummer Chris Walker, Breakfast In Fur started working on the recordings that would become their debut full-length album, Flyaway Garden.

 



THE SUN PARADE

The Sun Parade works in the great American rock tradition, smuggling rogue love and existential urgency into the room on get-happy grooves. Their new EP Heart’s Out delivers on the promise of earlier songwriting with a catalog of love collisions; casual sandwich obsession; and Northern, psychedelic, basement guitar licks. Influences of Afro-pop, Elliott Smith, bluegrass brother harmonies, and four gents from Liverpool.

Based in Northampton MA since 2011, The Sun Parade has been steadily creating a buzz in New England and a grassroots following of fans across the country. In 2012 The Sun Parade released a full length LP “Yossis” and the single “Need You By My Side”, a regional hit voted the #1 song by WRSI 93.9 The River. In 2014, they released the joyful pop EP “Heart’s Out” and toured the road, including a host of shows with their pals Lake Street Dive. 2015 will find them continuing to spread the good music, touring the Northeast with their soul mates, the accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis band And The Kids, and hitting the recording studio to work on their next LP.