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Summer Heart & Brothertiger

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Feb 21 Thu
Summer Heart & Brothertiger8:00 PM | Doors: 7:30 PM
Knitting Factory - BrooklynBrooklyn, NY
All Ages
Tickets $12.00

Summer Heart

David Alexander, better known as Summer Heart,

blends catchy lo-fi and dream-pop motifs that

capture the soundtrack of an endless summer.

Tastemaker blogs and mood-driven playlist curators

have loved his tracks for years, with Hype Machine

promoting him on ‘Nordic Spotlight’s Top 20 of

2016’ and ‘Hype Machine Favorites Vol.1’ on Spotify.

With the 2017 release of his new album, 101, his

Spotify profile is pushing 40 million plays, and his

Soundcloud is close behind at 10 million.

The new album tells the story of David’s love/hate

relationship with music, best expressed in the song,

“Love Affairs,” that acts as both a devotion to making

music and as a love letter to someone special. These

universal life experiences are musically infused with

nostalgia for days of summers passed. Lyrically,

Summer Heart songs touch on the transience of

summer and the fleeting relationships therein. Hints

of Washed Out, Blood Orange and Toro y Moi have

inspired David to refine chillwave sounds and polish

them into his own summerwave aesthetic.

On his shift from lo-fi to electronic dream-pop,

David says, “I’ve always been into electronic music.

Many of my very early Summer Heart releases

were 100% electronic. So, the sound of my album

101 is mostly due to my current influences, which

are leaning more towards the electronic. The lo-fi

sounds are disappearing because I am improving my

production skills, which make me more confident as

a songwriter.”

David assembled his song ideas for 101 on the

road and recorded them back home in Sweden. He

recalls, “I was in New York at the time, just hanging

out, visiting art galleries and exhibitions, watching

people, drinking mojitos and listening to music in my

headphones.” Summer Heart is a musical diary of

snapshots and memories from David Alexander’s

life experiences.

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Brothertiger

John Jagos, better known by his stage name, Brothertiger, began his initial forays into electronic music at an early age. His discovery of analog synthesis drew him into a world of endless possibilities, and led him to an abundance of influences from the past, particularly from the early 1980s. Today, Brothertiger progresses as an ever-evolving studio and live project, focusing on the integration of the natural world into synthesized music.

 

While studying music production at Ohio University, John began constructing a solo project that encapsulated his influence in early ‘80s synth music. Blending that with modern production techniques, he released the first few Brothertiger tracks in 2010, packaging them as the Vision Tunnels EP. In 2012, he released his first full-length record, Golden Years, on Mush Records. After moving to Brooklyn, he released his second LP, titled Future Splendors, in 2013. Two full years of touring and writing came after that, and in 2015, he self-released Out of Touch to critical acclaim.

 

After spending some time producing other artists in his studio in Brooklyn, he began work on an immense project: covering the entirety of Tears for Fears’ Songs From the Big Chair. Released in 2017, this cover album embodies the influence of early ‘80’s synth music on the writing process of Brothertiger. Now, after spending much of the past few years writing and recording, John is focused on releasing new material and debuting an engaging live performance that embodies his approach to organic electronic music.    

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