NO

NO

Reuben & The Dark

The Darcy's

Sat, March 8, 2014

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

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NO
NO
After a spate of personal misadventures in 2010, NO was born through
the chance encounter of Bradley Hanan Carter and Sean Daniel Stentz
at a local LA diner. Bonding over stories of disastrous relationships as
well as their mutual admiration for storytelling artists like Leonard
Cohen, Bill Callahan, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed, the two decided to
unite and build something for themselves.
Native New Zealander Carter states, We wanted something to believe
in. It sounds kind of dramatic, but there was really nothing to wake up
for at the time. This came at a stage when he found himself divorced,
bankrupt and experiencing a new kind of alone after deciding to walk
away from the lifelong religious beliefs of many friends and family
back home. I think for some of us, we’ve been so worried about where
we'll go when we die, that we've never really thought about where we
should go while we're still alive.
Fast forward a few months, add in more like-minded band members
and NO was on the way to being fully formed.
In July 2011 they recorded the debut EP Don’t Worry, You'll Be Here
Forever and released it via their website on 11.11.11. We were trying
to create something for ourselves that was positive and honest,
explains Stentz.
After the release of the EP, NO quickly gained recognition with the
local Echo Park crowds, and both NME and the LA Times tipped them
as an act to keep a close eye on. 2012 saw them wrack up over 100 live
shows, including supports for Best Coast and Electric Guest, and a
European tour with Father John Misty. In 2013 the band returned to LA
for a sold-out headline show at The Troubadour and performed at
international festivals including London’s Hard Rock Calling and
Germany’s Southside and Hurricane, as well as supporting the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Public Image LTD and The Naked and
Famous.
The six piece are now looking forward. Newly signed to tastemaker
record label Arts & Crafts, NO have just finished their self-produced
debut album El Prado. Mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Foster
The People, Jake Bugg) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Beach House,
Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend), the album will see a North American
release on February 18, 2014.
NO is Bradley Hanan Carter (Vocals), Sean Daniel Stentz (bass), Reese
Richardson (guitar), Ryan Lallier (guitar/keys), Simon Oscroft (guitar)
and Michael Walker (drums).
Reuben & The Dark
Reuben & The Dark
Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of four multi instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.

Boasting a rare chemistry sparked by the relationship of Reuben and brother and percussionist Distance Bullock, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.

Their debut album is produced by the UK's Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada's Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele). Scheduled for release in early 2014.
The Darcy's
The Darcy's
THE DARCYS are an art rock band from Toronto comprised of Jason Couse [vocals, guitar, keys], Wes Marskell [drums], Michael le Riche [guitar, synth, vocals] and Dave Hurlow [bass].

The band's 2013 studio album, Warring, represents its third release on Arts & Crafts and the final installment in a trilogy of albums that includes T h e D a r c y s [2011] and A J A [2012].

Warring was produced by Tom Mcfall and mixed by Dave Schiffman. The album was written over three years and recorded in Toronto during the final six months of 2012 with a focus on sonic detail inspired by studio opuses of the 1970s.

Of the album and title, the band says:

"Warring is moving forward. It's learning in motion. Competition and survival, letting go to persevere. It is anxiety about the future and the triumph of life in the moment. It's victory on will alone, the force that eradicates failure as an option."
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change