Hip City Music Patio Party feat. City of Glass & Conveyor – July 12, 2012 @ The Media Club
Sometimes we just feel like throwing a great party, so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Lifetime Collective to do just that. Our good friends in City of Glass have returned from a long stint in Europe, so it’s time to celebrate. A while ago they introduced us to another great band from New York called Conveyor, who are in the midst of their North American tour. Throw in some DJ sets from members of Young Liars, City of Glass and Data Romance and we’ve got a party on our hands. Oh yeah, and cheap BBQ and beers on the Media Club patio too.
And because we are not amateur partiers, this show will be going until the early morning, with beer being served until 3am.
About City of Glass:
Lead by long-time friends Michael Champion (vocals, guitar) and David Phu (guitar), City of Glass first appeared on the Vancouver music scene in the summer of 2008. Driven by their passion for pop melodies, minimalism and dance music, the talented duo are best known for their meticulously crafted synthscapes, clean riffs, snappy beats and thoughtful vocals. Drummer Alex Cumming joins City of Glass to form their powerful yet understated live show. The Cure, Foals, Whitest Boy Alive, Radiohead, The Knife, Coldplay and New Order are among the band’s influences, yet City of Glass boast a style that’s all their own.
Conveyor is a Brooklyn-based music project spawned by the fated juncture of a wandering tarot of musicians in Gainesville, FL. Was it kismet or perhaps a primordial summon which led these gentlemen purveyors of sound to individually tune in and migrate North to the bustling seductress known as New York City? Their retort is Sun Ray, a debut EP birthed and released in the warm embrace of Spring 2011. Brimming with lucid, homey synths layered over acoustic guitars and harmonious vocals, they channel extraterrestrial bible-thumpers drenched in love, spouting acid-soaked pop unabashed to beam with the simultaneous embrace of life/death realities backed by a polyrhythmic, pulsing backdrop. A decidedly grand task indeed, and following a string of self-released, handmade EPs, they are releasing their debut full-length album in 2012 with Brooklyn’s Paper Garden Records, a testament to our nature and the nature of ourselves.