LVL UP, Battle Ave, Fraternal Twin

/ Sep

LVL UP, Battle Ave, Fraternal Twin

Front Room
07:30 pm
$10 adv / $12 door

Friday Sept 30th

Output Agency Ltd. presents

with Battle Ave. + Fraternal Twin

Tickets On-Sale Now ::
Available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop (HV Mall too!)

$10 adv / $12 door | 16+ (under 18 w/ adult) | 7:30 Doors / 8:00 show

Brooklyn’s LVL UP are quite an ambitious band. In only a few short years, they have released two critically acclaimed LPs, as well as a number of singles and splits with other indie darlings such as Porches, Ovlov and Radiator Hospital. Three Songs, the band’s new EP that will be their first on Run For Cover Records, is a quick but fulfilling demonstration of LVL UP’s ability to write incredibly understated indie-pop classics. In typical fashion, a different member of the band takes the lead on each of the EP’s songs. Opener “TheClosing Door” is a mid tempo headbanger with drowsy leads soar- ing over the constant roar of fuzzed-out guitar and bass, followed by the quick & poppy sing-along “Blur,” which offers the record’s catchiest moments. “Proven Water Rites” ends the EP at it’s most melancholy, slowly building momentum from a melodic, steady rhythm into an intense and explosive end. With a full US tour booked around the release of Three Songs, LVL UP’s unique style of not-so-slacker rock won’t be under anyone’s radar for long.

dark pop band from the catskill mtns

from Stereogum:
Last year, Tom Christie released his debut album as Fraternal Twin, Skin Gets Hot, a warm and richly personal album that grew out of New Jersey-based musician’s early solo recordings. That album caught the attention of Ghost Ramp, who reissued it earlier this year and are putting out its follow-up, the insularly-titled Homeworlding. “False Alarm,” the album’s lead single, is a washed-out daydream that starts off with imagery of supernaturally placid foamy waves and goes on to mutedly contemplate our existence in relation to others. “There are always gonna be false alarms,” Christie sings comfortingly. “But they are something you can count on.”

New LP out 10/14, listen to False Alarm