WFMU ICHIBAN DJ NIGHT WITH THE REIGNING SOUND, GREG CARTWRIGHT, MIRIAM LINNA, GEORGIA AND IRA FROM YO LA TENGO, GAYLORD FIELDS AND MORE SURPRISE GUESTS!
Friday · November 24, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bell House
This event is 21 and over
A night of music from your favorite WFMU DJ's and musical performances from Reigning Sound, Greg Cartwright, Miriam Linna, Georgia and Ira from Yo La Tengo, Gaylord Fields, and more surprise guests. WFMU Ichiban DJ's Debbie D, Pat K, Matt M, Nitty Gritty Tania and Thomas Torment. Also speciall DJ's Mikey Post (Daptone Records, Reigning Sound, Jay Vons), Benny Trokan (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons, Lee Fields) and more!https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1587192/
Shattered will be Reigning Sound's first album for Merge and the first full LP by the group since 2009's Love and Curses.
Regardless, as far as Reigning Sound is concerned, this is as good a place to start as any because through many line-up changes and mood swings, the central, constant feature is the way Greg writes songs. This particular embodiment of the band includes longtime keyboardist Dave Amels, who joined the band seven years ago when Reigning Sound recorded an album, consisting mostly of Cartwright's songs, with former Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss.
Dave proved to be key in putting together the current line-up as well. About three years ago, Greg was asked to make a promotional EP for Scion. Recordings were set to take place in Nashville where he had lined up two local friends to round out the band, but as fate would have it, both had to bow out at the last minute. Luckily, Mike Catanese, Benny Trokan, and Mikey Post—Dave Amels' bandmates in Brooklyn soul group The Jay Vons—were up for the task. The four flew to Nashville, learned the songs, and recorded them with Greg in a couple of days. Thus was born the group that you hear on Shattered. They've been touring and playing together ever since, and Shattered proves that the musical union is both exciting and consistent for fans of Cartwright's songwriting.
The album was recorded at Daptone's Brooklyn studio (where drummer Mikey works in the office) and masterfully engineered by Wayne Douglas. The recordings are warm and punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between. There are only 11 songs on the album, but the band reckons it's just right.
Shattered was released by Merge on July 15, 2014.
Aside from also playing occasional solo performances, Cartwright also plays in The Parting Gifts, a band also featuring Lindsay "CoCo" Hames of The Ettes and Patrick Keeler of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes, and a guest appearance from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The band's debut album Strychnine Dandelion was released in September 2010 on In the Red Records.
Cartwright has also played in a handful of other bands, including guitarist in The Detroit Cobras and as drummer for '68 Comeback. He has also collaborated with The Deadly Snakes, contributing to their album I'm Not Your Soldier Anymore.
Shattered was released in 2014, Reigning Sound's first album for Merge and the first full LP by the group since 2009's Love and Curses.
"Shattered is a grown-up, repeat-listen rock record of rare quality, and a great addition to an already astoundingly good back catalogue." -The Guardian
"Instead of the loose, hard-charging, and guitar-centric rock of Reigning Sound's previous records, on Shattered Cartwright has moved toward the seductive strings and tinkling keyboards of prime early-70s soul. (It's no surprise that Shattered was recorded at the Brooklyn studio of Daptone Records, the indie label known for traditionalist soul's current queen, Sharon Jones, and birthing Back to Black.)" -Grantland
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