Frozen Falls Record Release Show

Frozen Falls Record Release Show

o13, Brian Bonz

Wed · November 30, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Frozen Falls
Frozen Falls
Brooklyn-Based Indie Trio Frozen Falls Regroups To Issue Milestone Introspective Album, I Promised You Pyramids.

Thirteen years ago, members of the introspective indie rock trio Frozen Falls were on a very promising career trajectory after releasing a well-received debut album, and playing high profile shows opening for The National and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Unfortunately, life got in the way and the band splintered abruptly. Today, the three-piece band, formerly known as Qatsi, has reconvened as Frozen Falls to embrace a new chapter in its artistic continuum. Its first album since 2003, I Promised You Pyramids, will be released on November 30th.

Frozen Falls is Luke Hughett, drums /vocals; Jude Flannery, vocals/ bass / guitar; and Dave Hollinghurst, guitars / bass / vocals. The trio’s story dates back to 2003 when they were rehearsing multiple days a week, playing shows throughout the city, and writing multiple records worth of material. The end of an era came when Jude moved to Philly, and Luke and Dave migrated to other projects. Members of Frozen Falls have played in Heloise And The Savoir Faire, Nicole Atkins And The Sea, andSteve Shiffman & The Land Of No.

In 2008, the trio reconvened, and Jude moved back to NYC. In the expanse between breaking up and reforming, there was a lot of making ends meet, moving around, changing jobs, starting families, getting married, and coping with loss. The eight-song record I Promised You Pyramids is 7 years in the making and distills weighty life experiences into cinematic and epiphanic indie rock.

I Promised You Pyramids is an exquisite and immersive record with layers of sound and meaning that reveal more and more with each listen. The album opens with the achingly beautiful first single “Holding Hands” which pulls the listener into a sonic womb of unexpected enlightenment. Other highlights include the slow sorrowful beauty of “Cut Yourself Free” and the soaring emotionality of “Frozen Arrows.” The album ends with the winsomely atmospheric “After All,” concluding what feels like a soul cleansing introspective journey.

Frozen Falls will make its return to the stage to debut I Promised You Pyramids at Union Hall this November. This will mark the first time the musicians have played together as Frozen Falls, and it ushers in a new era for a group who have been playing together and apart for 13 years now. Look for more dates in the near future.
o13 is an NYC duo consisting of Kent Heine and Mark C. Their past groups include Live Skull and The Holy Ghost. o13's first album, Time Wave Zero, was released in 2013 by Desire Records (Paris). The follow-up album, Dawn of the Counterfeit World, is scheduled for release in 2017.

In addition to performing at the SXSW and ElectroChoc festivals, o13 has toured Europe and has played up and down the East Coast.

“Favorite new band! Best record of 2013 so far … this would fit in nicely with some Can, Philip Glass, Live Skull, Orb’s Orbus Terrarum, Suicide, Joy Division, Brian Eno, all in their prime!!! It’s super-accomplished and stylized, the type of album that all fits together perfectly, evoking a number of moods and emotions that you just can’t get anywhere else. It’s about time–an album this good and consistent hasn’t come out in many years.” The Trickle-down
Brian Bonz
Brian Bonz
Brooklyn native Brian Bonz, 26, has created a musical scrapbook of his life entitled The Triborough Odyssey. Though each song on the album was inspired by specific events and places that bind New Yorkers, all of the emotions on the record are universal.

Like Bonz’s debut album, From Sumi to Japan, The Triborough Odyssey is a refreshing compilation of experimental sounds with even more luscious arrangements. However, it was the likes of the Notorious B.I.G. and Nas who had the biggest influence on Bonz’s goal for the new album. “It’s sort of inspiring when you hear rappers drop the names of neighborhoods or sing about different places and you know what they’re talking about,” he says. “I wanted to apply that upbringing, that surrounding, and write-what-you-know-about aspect to this record.”

Although the album pays homage to New York, Bonz and his band, The Major Crimes, actually flew out to Chicago to record with John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) at his legendary Soma Electronic Music Studios. Accustomed to recording in his hometown and fine-tuning the sound in friends’ basements, working with McEntire proved to be nothing short of enlightening.

“It was a great experience to work with John and be put up to the challenge of recording with someone you don’t have any back story with, and who has a history of records you enjoy,” Bonz explains. “Listening to and hearing stuff back in that control room and being in the same studio that Wilco recorded some of their records, you sort of sit there and say, ‘Oh, this is why we’re working with this guy – because he makes Stereolab sound like Stereolab.’”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215