Haunted Continents

Haunted Continents

Sophie Buskin, American Trappist

Sun · January 27, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Haunted Continents
Haunted Continents
Haunted Continents is the solo project of Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes. James has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive.

Starting in September of 2018, Haunted Continents will release a single a month for an entire year. The songs (all to be released on Downes’ own Forest Park Recordings) reverberate with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. These new songs gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.

While features of James' previous EP (Prison Font) in Relix Magazine and a feature/nomination for Deli Magazine NYC’s “Favorite Emerging Artist” help circulate the recorded music, James continues to bring the live show all around the east cost. Whether performing as a yearning cello/guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”
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Sophie Buskin
Sophie Buskin
Sophie Buskin is a New York City based singer songwriter. She’s one of the hardest working musicians on the NYC scene, and if you’ve been lucky enough to catch her set, you can attest to the soul and passion she delivers with each song. Her intelligent compositions and heart felt lyrics will drive it all home. Not to be missed.
American Trappist
American Trappist
American Trappist is a NJ based songwriter. His new album ‘Tentanda Via’ s a monument of classic rock songwriting mixed with a modern edge that Springsteen and War on Drugs fans would absolutely love. Sharp lyrics with a sharp delivery that’ll make you want to keep streaming the tunes. So excited to have Joe play a stripped down set and get to know these songs on an intimate level.
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/