King Stork, Dots Confuse Minds, Food Will Win the War

Mason Jar Records Presents

King Stork

Dots Confuse Minds

Food Will Win the War

Fri, November 14, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

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King Stork - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
King Stork
King Stork is based in Brooklyn, and plays four-part rock music influenced by surf, twang and 90s grunge bands. Dan Schneier writes plaintive summer tunes and soda-fountain pop songs with spindly guitar parts and urgent vocals. Robbie Whelan is equally creative in the realms of noisy garage-punk, dream-pop and vintage telecaster twang. Matt Oliver lays down thumping bass lines and writes songs influenced by L.A.-style skate rock and 80s new wave. Phantom Williams is the best drummer this side of Planet Rock. All of us sing in what we hope are lush, Beach Boys-esque harmonies, and shred on our instruments in a way that has reminded listeners of Lou Reed, Ira Kaplan and the 1945 U.S. air raid on Dresden. King Stork's four members have been playing together in pairs for at least five years, but only got together as a foursome in 2011. Our "Summer Rental" EP is our first studio recording, and was made at Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint in January, 2012.
Dots Confuse Minds - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Dots Confuse Minds
D.O.T.S. C.O.N.F.U.S.E. M.I.N.D.S. is a Brooklyn-based guitar rock band that emphasizes creative song writing, seamlessly crossing genre boundaries, and stylishly interweaving sophistication with infectious catchiness.

Musically, DCM's influences span various genres including psychedelic rock, jam, rockabilly, indie pop, and punk. The hallmark of the band lies in their ability to craft high quality songs across a variety of genres. The band aims to write songs with pop song precision, yet they have a deep respect for improvisation so it's not uncommon for the material to take on new directions in the live setting.

In terms of reference points, the band cites Talking Heads, The Pixies, the Grateful Dead, The Band, and the multi-guitar arrangements of Buffalo Springfield for comparables.
Food Will Win the War - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Food Will Win the War
Food Will Win the War is accordion-infused, violin-tinged glockenspiel rock. Their new album, A False Sense of Warmth, features appearances by Judah Dadone (Freelance Whales) on synthesizers and was produced by Jeremy Sklarsky (Weather Vanes, Freelance Whales) and mastered by Sarah Register (Wincing the Night Away, The Shins, Talking Through Tin Cans, The Morning Benders).

"Food Will Win the War explores a space Iargely unexplored even in Brooklyn's dense music scene. There's a delicate balance in this music between the fun of surrealist fantasy and the acceptance of life's realities." -The Deli Magazine

"NYC's Food Will Win the War crafts tastefully layered alt folk with a chamber rock slant, combining multi-voice harmonies, instrumental embellishments on fiddle, accordion and glock, and sweetly harmonizing vocals. The music that veers from uplifting danceable odes to dreamy melodic and drifting soundscapes." -Creative Loafing