Thu, November 15, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLittlefield
$8.00 - $10.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1775106/
Singer-songwriter Jared Saltiel returns to Littlefield to celebrate the release of One More Revelation, a new EP combining classic folk-rock aesthetics with a contemporary lyrical wit. Having devoted many years to a sprawling, operatic project of interconnected concept albums, Saltiel cast off the weight of self-imposed narrative structure to record these deceptively simple songs about complex subjects. With this new EP, Saltiel steps back into the accessible musical styles and clever, analytical songwriting that characterized his debut album with The Dirty Birds (How the Cause Became the Cure, 2009). But Saltiel’s voice, writing and production choices reflect the maturity and wisdom he’s accrued over the past decade of atmospheric arranging, theatrical composing, and producing and performing with a diverse roster of New York artists.
Seasonal Beast is the brain child of New York-based Israeli-born composer/producer/songwriter/keyboardist Yuval Semo, brought to vivid life with the help of singer Yuli Beeri, bassist Tim Lappin, guitarist Alon Albagli, trumpet and EVI player Dan Brantigan and drummer Isaac Gardner. Semo is a writer, producer, and performer with omnivorous taste. His blend of electronic pop, lush cinematic soundscapes, and heavy synth lines creates a dark and mesmerizing spell. This unique style is well reflected on Seasonal Beast’s debut album Muscle Memory, which was mostly recorded in Semo’s bedroom studio and features many collaborations with some of NY’s finest musicians. Seasonal Beast was named best emerging artist by Deli Magazine and has been featured in Stereogum, AXS, ohestee, Baeble Music, The Music Mermaid, Imperfect Fifth and other music publications. The band’s music video for “I Can Make You Disappear” (directed by Semo himself) won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.
Formed in Brooklyn, NY, Fort Gorgeous is the musical moniker of songwriter/guitarist Billy Libby. As a person sitting on a see-saw of optimism and pessimism, Billy creates pensive and atmospheric songs based heavily on intricate guitar melodies with lyrics that contemplate themes like death and the severity of all choices made in life. When not slipping into the darkness of all of life's "what ifs", Billy is often excited about life like a kid at an arcade with $30. Fort Gorgeous released its debut EP “The Bottom of the Sea” on May 4th 2018, a collaboration with Gary Atturio, Saul Simon MacWilliams and other writers and musicians in both NYC and LA.
Cassidy Andrews picked up a guitar when a woman broke her heart for the first time at age 13. She has gone on connect with audiences about all things melancholy, attempting to compensate for sad songs with jokes and charm. After playing venues varying from zoos to colleges, bars to music halls, cafes to living rooms, there's a comfort with the audience in the ease of her performances. Her EP “Through the Dark”, recorded and released in Brooklyn, NY, haunts melodically and tells the truth lyrically. “Love is only as love does, and not as it seems/Oh, if all the dreams could be, then they would not be dreams.” Known to sit down to the piano for an emotional ballad, duet with a fiddle player for a folky, upbeat song about infidelity, or share a brand new song at an intimate New York City venue, Andrews isn’t one to shy away from a story. She brings people back to their love for old-fashioned singer/songwriters, with a modern twist. Her new single “What Was Wrong” will be released November 2018.