Lake Ruth

In the Frontier Room

Lake Ruth

The Galaxy Electric

Friday · February 2, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Lake Ruth
Lake Ruth
Lake Ruth was formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen of The New Lines, drummer Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck, SAVAK, Enon) and vocalist Allison Brice, best known for her work with UK groups The Eighteenth Day of May and The Silver Abduction. Their debut album, Actual Entity, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim on The Great Pop Supplement (UK). 2017 saw the release of EP Intervention, Displacement and Return for WW2W (France), plus compilation contributions for TBTCI Records (Brazil) and Melotron Recordings (Greece). Their second full-length album, Birds of America, will be out on February 16th, 2018 via Feral Child (UK).

Inspired by 1960's sonic experimentation, baroque psychedelia, library obscurities, vintage pop noir, Giallo soundtracks, kraut and jazz, Lake Ruth creates intriguing and unique music rich with multilayered instrumentation, propulsive rhythms and atmospheric vocals.

A trio in the studio, Lake Ruth expands in size for the live stage with the addition of René Dennis (The New Lines), Sohrab Habibion (Obits, SAVAK) and David Mason (Listening Center). Over the past 18 months, they have played NYC Popfest, Rooftop Films, The Bowery Ballroom and other notable venues.


"Brightly solid and subtly magnificent." - The Big Takeover

"Explores all manner of ’60s baroque psychedelia...gorgeous and bewitching." — Brooklyn Vegan

Bullseyes are hit with effortless frequency and such heady quality, resulting in an aural creation of unerring beauty." — Shindig! Magazine

“Splices together lattices of salacious Histoire de Melody Nelson-style funk and Broadcast’s retro space-pop. Insistent drums, fuzz-tone guitar and luxuriant keyboards imagine Stereolab cutting some rug in an almost baroque fashion." — Delusions of Adequacy
The Galaxy Electric
The Galaxy Electric
“Turns out there’s a dark and empty heart at the center of those space-age bachelor pads.”
-FLOOD Magazine

The Galaxy Electric are Washington DC-based retro-futurists experimenting with psychedelic pop from the space age and around the globe. A self-taught sound engineer, Augustus mans the static-emitting machines that allow Jacqueline's lounge-inspired vocal machinations to soar on their debut effort, Everything is Light and Sound, released in 2016.
Dedicated to creating a better tomorrow, The Galaxy Electric are committed to a DIY aesthetic that focuses on a sustainable approach. Outdated technologies find new life in their hands, otherwise laid up in a landfill. Their music is more than the sound you hear, it is a way of being that respects Earth and all living things. We are, after all, simply stardust.
Currently hard at work in their project studio, The Galaxy Electric are gathering samples, splicing tape, and engaging in signal processing to tune into just the right frequency for a series of EPs they plan to release over the course of a year, starting with “Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday,” released November 9.
The new EP series will be performed live, and fully improvised to 1/4” analog tape, in the automatic style of surrealists from the turn of the 20th Century, like Joan Miró and André Breton.
After a year of regional touring in support of their debut full length album, opening for artists like Gwenno and Young Summer, as well as a recent collaboration with Paris psych trio, M.A BEAT!, The Galaxy Electric are excited to craft new material for their fans.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215