Nova Social

BOOM Collective presents NOVA SOCIAL Record Release Party

Nova Social

The Bandana Splits, The Inner Banks, DJ Tim "Love" Lee

Thu, March 8, 2012

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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Nova Social - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Nova Social
New York metropolitan area-based pop group Nova Social has been active in New York's underground pop scene for over ten years. The group’s new full-length album, For Any Inconvenience, once again mates their ambitious songwriting with electronic and dance music influences. Nova Social has previously released two other full-lengths on their Big Sleep Records imprint, The Jefferson Fracture (2002) and Other Words from Tomorrow's Dictionary (2007), plus a self-titled EP (2009), and they contributed their cover of The Specials' "Little Bitch" to the '80s movie tribute High School Reunion. The group also recorded the theme song to Cartoon Network’s "Calling Cat-22."

In addition to founding members David Nagler on vocals & synthesizer and Thom Soriano on guitar, the live version of Nova Social also features Dan Lipton (Sting, Burt Bacharach) on keyboard and synthesizer, Xavier (Scissor Sisters, The Rapture) on vocals, and a string trio comprised of Tom Chiu (Flux Quartet), Leyna Papach (JG Thirlwell's Manorexia, The Geraldine Fibbers) and Clara Kennedy (Justin Bond, Scott Matthew).

Singer David Nagler also plays guitar and piano in John Wesley Harding & The English UK, where his involvement in the "Cabinet of Wonders" variety shows have led to him sharing the stage with Rosanne Cash, A.C. Newman (of The New Pornographers), Andrew Bird, Tanya Donelly, Andrew VanWyngarden (of MGMT) and more. He served as musical director and co- producer on Chris Mills' acclaimed orchestral pop release The Wall to Wall Sessions (Ernest Jenning Record Co.), which led to his inclusion in The L Magazine's "Ultimate Brooklyn Supergroup." Additionally, he provided choral arrangements for Skull Orchard Revisited (Verse Chorus Press/Bloodshot Records) by Jon Langford of the Mekons, with members of the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus.

Thom Soriano records and remixes under the alias "The Kendal Mintcake." He has created remixes for a roster of artists including They Might Be Giants and Dan Bryk.
The Bandana Splits - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Bandana Splits
The Bandana Splits formed when Annie, Dawn & Lauren met in Brooklyn and started singing together. They recorded their debut album at Saltlands Studio with producer Sam Cohen (of the band Yellowbirds) at the helm. All songs were sung live with the girls around one mic and Mr. Sam playing all the instruments.

The girls' sound is reminiscent of the great Girl Groups of the 50's and 60's, inspired by The Ronettes, The Caravelles and The Andrews Sisters. This record is packed with sure-fire hits, 12 original songs and a few covers including an amazing version of "You Don't Have to be a Baby to Cry" made popular in 1963 by The Caravelles and an oh-so-sweet a capella rendition of a song that Lauren's mother learned on her honeymoon.
The Inner Banks - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Inner Banks
Brooklyn duo THE INNER BANKS is the musical alter ego of married couple Caroline Schutz (vocals and songwriter) and David Gould (multi-instrumentalist and arranger), accompanied by a revolving cast of talented friends. Since forming in 2006, THE INNER BANKS has eluded easy categorization, and its upcoming release Wild shows no sign of conforming. The rich, cinematic orchestration skews the traditional country twang of instruments like the lap steel — reminiscent of Neil Young or Calexico — while layered female vocals recall the likes of Lush. THE INNER BANKS draws inspiration from folk, pop, shoegaze and Americana, but the result is grounded and cohesive, more than the sum of its parts.

SPIN magazine has noted,"The musical pastiche of The Inner Banks is an exercise in euphony, with each disparate sound complementing the piece as a whole. Epics from anthills, each track is grand in scope yet completely unassuming, a piece of a soundtrack that never swells but always delivers." While Terrascope (UK) has described the albums as "crammed with shimmering pop nuggets well worth discovering... the sound of Americana played by Air."

A rich musical history gave rise to THE INNER BANKS’ eclectic sound. Caroline’s grandmother starred in Broadway musicals in the 1920s, and her mother sang regularly in New York and performed with the USO during the Korean War. Caroline also made her mark as the principal singer-songwriter for Folksongs For The Afterlife, whose 2003 full-length record Put Danger Back In Your Life earned praise in Magnet, Time Out New York and Entertainment Weekly. David holds a Master’s degree in ethnomusicology, focusing primarily on African pop music. A true multi-instrumentalist, he played banjo and upright bass in his previous band, Bootleg Remedy, but has added lap steel guitar, acoustic fingerpicking, sound collage and various analog synthesizers to his Inner Banks duties. David also founded DAG! Records in the early 2000s, which now serves as the vessel for his and Caroline's music, as well as a few acclaimed outside projects.
DJ Tim "Love" Lee
DJ Tim "Love" Lee