“ALONG THOSE LINES” ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
APOLLO RUN, STEEL PHANTOMS
|April 5, 2013|
HANI ZAHRA is a five-piece band from Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2012 behind frontman Hani Zahra (Vocals), this dynamic group of musicians consists of Jared Dymbort (Guitar), Angelica Olstad (Keyboards/Synth), Adrian Morgan (Bass), and Ilya Kuperman (Drums). Their sound has been categorized as indie psychedelic pop and is unique in their use of keyboards, synthesizers, and traditional vocal harmonies.
Free copies of the album will be given to all attendees.
Apollo Run writes mountain-conquering songs. They’re not trying to earn a wink from some gal, they’re taking over the world, so it helps that their big-hearted myth rock is crafted by three dudes who don’t mind getting sweaty out there. In fact, for the release of their debut LP, Here Be Dragons Vol. III, John, Jeff and Graham trained hard on fundamentals. That’s right, nuts and bolts, bread and butter.
In our recession-ravaged, pirate bay of a music industry, cajones are key and HBVIII takes witness to the scope of material produced by just three guys. It suddenly makes sense that they’d adhere to a strict training regimen; their intricate tunes demand it. So forgive Apollo Run for sweating it out on stage every night. All John, Jeff and Graham know is to earn your attention straight up, Rocky style.
Former drummer of Montreal indie group Islands, Aaron Harris entered the Brooklyn scene in 2009 when he started Steel Phantoms. Jesse Newkirk soon joined the band, and the combination of pointed songcrafting and dynamic stage shows has been dazzling crowds since. The Harris/Newkirk duo melds elements from the history of proto-punk, alternative, and modern indie to reach wide-ranging territory unexpected from a two-piece. Nevertheless, Harris’s fervid vocals and exhilarating drumming joined with Newkirk’s aggressive, ethereal guitar make for a definitive sound throughout.