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Gowanus Canal – our muse?

Oct 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

| $8.00
bklyn skel dance rockshop

Can visiting a hazardous waste site undergoing active remediation lead to psych-pop inspiration?

Yes; if you ask The New Lines of Brooklyn and Sansyou of Washington DC. The two bands collaborated to write “Gowanus Canal Field Inspection”, a two minute hook-laden tune with The New Lines Hewson Chen’s vocals and surf-tinged guitar on top Sansyou’s jangling wash of guitars. During a visit from DC, Sansyou’s David Nicholas shared his impressions on environmental conditions at the site with Chen, a resident of Brooklyn. Unexpectedly, lyrics and music flowed quickly from Chen and were volleyed between the bands; recording separately and mixing virtually, it was finished in less than a week. The optimistic message of the song matches the gentle yet strident pace of the music and may be the first of its kind to emerge from the murky Gowanus Canal with the hopeful refrain, “…it’s not too late to change”. Brooklyn Vegan summarized the above and has the exclusive listen of the song:


See it live at The Rock Shop on Oct 27 with Sansyou, Winkie, The New Lines and Prima Primo; we’ll be giving away vinyl rarities at the show! Further details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/706064152811038/ and ticket info:


Oct 27, 2014
7:30 pm