Monday, May 24, 2010

Swingset Committee NYC Debut with Netherfriends

Swingset Committee - the new BK based natives - are hitting the scene tonight with their debut show at Cake Shop. I stumbled upon this group at a Bear in Heaven day show at SXSW and it was the kind of moment where I knew I was witnessing the beginnings of a band going big. Formed by David Dahlquist and Andrew Belinksy at UC Berkeley, the multi-instrumental duo brings a full sound of electro and new wave beats, mesmerizing the crowd with their energetic dance moves. They recently returned from a year in South Korea, gaining a large following among the locals. With the new addition of drummer Timothy Morrison, I suspect that their rhythms will be even more dancalicious.

Swingset Committee is opening for Netherfriends (Shawn Rosenblatt) as a part of his 50 songs in 50 states tour. In each state Rosneblatt joins up with local musicians to play a show, writes a new song, and then moves on. Netherfriends brings ambient pop with strong harmonies, like a more pop version of Animal Collective.
Nunya [mp3]

Doors open at Cake Shop tonight, 05/24, at 8pm. This show is a part of Cake Shop's 5 year birthday celebration.

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