Co/ntry

Manic Productions Presents:

Co/ntry

Spectral Fangs, Dr. Martino

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Cafe Nine.

New Haven, CT

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Co/ntry
Co/ntry
CO/NTRY is an adult-contemporary post-punk duo comprised of Newfoundland-born/Montreal-based artists Beaver Sheppard and David Whitten. Though the band likes to think of themselves as genre-neutral, their music cycles through a wide variety of styles with manic indifference. The name — originally “Country" — was chosen because it was confusing and impossible to search for online, in the tradition of enigmatic acts like Boston and Chicago. Lifestyle proclivities led the band to become a major part of the city’s seedy after-hours scene, where the enthusiastic reception they received from intoxicated audiences gave them the inflated sense of confidence they needed to continue. Fans of their music included employees of Montreal label Turbo Recordings, who helped enable the recording of their first album, Failure, the product of a single three-hour studio session. CO/NTRY entered negotiations to sign a contract with Bethlehem XXX — a restaurant/art collective/performance space where Sheppard served as head chef — which has been described as Andy Warhol’s Factory if the point was to never produce anything at all. After agreeing to a record deal with the restaurant’s owner, the band decided to leak the album via Facebook the very next day, figuring it would supply a better narrative for future band bios. The band has received a host of ostensibly favourable reactions from the press. Brooklyn Vegan described them as “clearly not giving a fuck” while Complex Magazine called them Montreal’s best band/art project. The readers of these content platforms are entirely free to adopt these opinions as their own. CO/NTRY is on the cusp of releasing its second album, Cell Phone 1, through Montreal label Fantôme Records in April 2017. They plan to remain friends for the foreseeable future.
Spectral Fangs
Spectral Fangs
For the past three years, Spectral Fangs have been been on a spiritual journey intent on doing whatever the hell they want. From releasing the semi-psychedelic EP Memory Girl, which featured makeshift sitar and a gussied-up basement reverb vibe to playing shows from Brooklyn to sweaty basements everywhere, the Fangs have made their own weird way in the world. Summer 2016 brings their JUST RELEASED compilation vinyl record CALLIGRAMS to light (OM Records), in which they contributed 2 songs.
Dr. Martino
Dr. Martino is a garage rock trio influenced by 60s pop and surf music. Sharing songwriting duties, Amy Shaw and Simone Puleo compose sharp guitar and vocal driven pop songs, propelled by the booming, wild drumming of Mike Kaminski. The music of Dr. Martino rifles through a gambit of retro genres, and the lyrics evoke a spectrum of emotions and moods, from humorous to melancholy, nostalgic to forward-looking. Their recent EP, Caving In, was released by The Telegraph Recording Company and is currently available on CD and cassette.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine.
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
http://www.cafenine.com/