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An ACLU Benefit with Sam Cohen, Scully, Dark Tea
February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm| 12-14
A Song A Day Presents: An ACLU Benefit featuring Sam Cohen, Scully, Dark Tea
Wednesday, February 22; 8pm
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn
Proceeds go to ACLU
Big thanks to the incredible people at Union Pool for partnering up with us on this benefit show. Let’s continuing fighting the good fight.
2016 was the year that multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Sam Cohen set out on his sweeping solo project with the release of Cool It. Formerly a core member of Apollo Sunshine and the man behind Yellowbirds, Cohen spent the last decade touring and making records, mostly in Brooklyn, treading the tenuous boundaries between the roughhewn, the psychedelic, and the just-plain-timelessly-cool.
Along the way, he’s lent his guitar playing to the likes of Bob Weir, Norah Jones, CeeLo, and labelmate EDJ. Cohen also directs a beloved annual recreation of The Last Waltz that has featured Nels Cline, Cass McCombs, and former bandmate, Twin Shadow, amongst dozens of others. Most recently, he produced Kevin Morby’s ascendant new album, Singing Saw, and was tapped by The National’s Dessner brothers to play guitar on a handful of tracks for their star-studded Day Of The Dead Grateful Dead Compilation.
Scuzzy guitars. California sunshine. Brooklyn grime. Four friends. That’s Scully.
The “No Sense” EP, the band’s Fire Talk debut, recorded by NYC engineer Ben Greenberg & mastered by APTBS & Death by Audio founder Oliver Ackermann sees the band expanding on that California sunshine vibe. Adding the grit & summer trash stench of a New York City Summer, sharpening up and infused with a more potent swagger. Although the band’s girl-group sensibilities cannot be denied, Scully’s music balances heaviness and pop with nods to Brian Jonestown era Psych, early Punk and ’90s grunge. The group had previously released a limited-edition split cassette (with fellow Brooklynites Las Rosas) and a 7″ split with La Luz on Famous Class’s LAMC imprint.
Dark Tea is the new solo endeavor of Brooklyn quartet Rips’ Gary Canino. His sound is equally folky, atmospheric, catchy, and thoughtful. Check out what Impose said about his single “Providence Sky” featuring Alexandra Savior.
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