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Knitting Factory Presents

Beau - EP Release Party with Blonder, Charlotte Rose Benjamin

Events

Feb 12 Sat
Beau - EP Release Party with Blonder, Charlotte Rose Benjamin8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
All Ages
Tickets $15.00

Beau

NYC alt pop duo Beau (consisting of singer/songwriters Heather Goldin and Emma Jenney), make dreamy indie pop that straddles the line between atmospheric '60s folk and frenetic late '70s punk.  

Heather and Emma grew up children of painters in Greenwich Village and became fast friends at a young age. Originally calling themselves "The Boos" and playing gigs around NYC, a trip to France inspired a name change to Beau [the masculine term for beautiful in French] and the rest is history. Lead singer Heather sounds like Karen O, dances like Jim Morrison and entrances like Lana Del Rey. Emma is equally captivating, she's the Keith to Heather's Mick.  

The New York Times have compared them to "a cross between Lana Del Rey and Laura Marling" and Paper Magazine exclaimed they were "... making waves with haunting vocals and deeply emotional lyrics." Ryan McGinley shot them for the cover of Wonderland Magazine and they have garnered attention from other tastemakers outlets including NME, Noisey, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, and more. In addition, they have toured the world opening for acts including the Voidz, Miike Snow, Børns, Edward Sharpe and performed at fashion shows for Chloe in Paris and Rebecca Minkoff in NYC.  

The duo are now promoting new music, recorded at the iconic Electric Lady Studios with collaborators Nick Brown (Foster the People, Soccer Mommy, The Knocks) and GRAMMY award winning producers Nicholas Vernhes (War On Drugs) and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow). 

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Blonder

Mixing elements of classic post-punk, brighter synth pop, and 21st century indie rock, Blonder is the project of Long Island native Constantine Anastasakis. The New Yorker set about teaching himself Logic only after college, and started churning out songs while recovering from a subsequent bicycle accident. Working with production help from Aaron Maine (Porches), Waylon Rector (Phoebe BridgersA.G. Cook) and Loren Humphrey (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine) among others, he has released the singles “Lean,” “In and Out” and “BB Song.” He has toured the U.S. and Canada as direct support for Day Wave, Wet and Methyl Ethel.

Knoxville House, his forthcoming debut album due in 2022, finds the artist plumbing a darker, grunge-y, often 90-’s inspired sound, firmly embracing the guitar and delivering the collection of songs with a newfound gunk and heaviness.

Recorded in East Nashville in October of 2020 over the course of 3 weeks, with engineering by John MacCallum and co-production by Maxwell Drummey, ‘Knoxville House’ is filled with literal, matter of fact lyrical descriptions and messy obtuse generalities set against the southern, low storied strip malls, highways, trucks, open spaces and the syrupy heat of Tennessee.

Photo attached. Credit: Jonathan Taylor Duncan

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