Off & On

Manic Productions Presents:

Off & On

Hey Anna, Golden Bloom (acoustic)

Wed, September 2, 2015

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

BAR

New Haven, CT

This event is 21 and over

Off & On
Off & On
Off & On formed in early 2013 between Rocío Del Mar, Tim Landers, and Ryan Alfonso. The trio began formulating ideas for what would be their first release, Good Talk Vol. 1 at Tim’s make-shift studio just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. In late 2013, the group approached Justine DeFeo, showing her the blueprint for the EP the four of them would soon complete together.

The band’s sound is well-balanced between rock & roll and electronic sounds to create a refreshing and buoyant atmosphere. Rosie, Tim, and Justine’s vocals are easy to differentiate from each other when alone, but when together create harmonies that always sound in unison. The contrasts and comparisons between Off & On’s recordings and live performances are both equally engaging. Listeners are able to gain more of the band’s foundation during live sets and are left with gratification after hearing live translations of their recordings. Bands who Off & On can be understandingly related to are Metric, Tegan and Sara, The 1975, and The Naked and Famous.


Good Talk Volume 1, a four song EP was self-recorded, produced, and released by the band in digital format during March of 2014. On the same day of the EP's release, a music video was released for their single, “Madison”. The group stayed occupied after the release of Good Talk Volume 1 by playing shows in the New England area and setting out for a short run in August along the East Coast and also touching upon areas of the Mid-West. During this tour, Off & On performed at an after-party for Fashion Meets Music’s first festival in Columbus, Ohio, which consisted of headlining bands such as Local Natives, Cold War Kids, Circa Survive, and Vacationer.

Off & On has been preparing for their second release Good Talk Volume 2, with a similar preparation as their first release. The band has teamed up with intheclouds, a small indie label for the physical and digital release of the EP. Good Talk Volume 2 will be released in early Spring, 2015 along with a short New England tour with the band The Box Tiger. Just this March, Off & On was named as one of Alt Press Magazine’s “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015”.
Hey Anna
Hey Anna
Indie pop band from Brooklyn and New Jersey comprised of Erin Rauch-Sasseen Anna Rauch-Sasseen Katie Rauch-Sasseen Matthew Langner Jamie DiTringo.
Golden Bloom (acoustic)
Golden Bloom (acoustic)
Golden Bloom has always been known for their sharp melodies, vivid guitar work, and intelligent, energetic songwriting; pop music that wasn’t afraid to ask listeners to think, as well as dance. Shawn Fogel launched Golden Bloom as a solo project, playing all of the instruments himself on 2009’s debut full length Fan the Flames, and 2011’s March to the Drums EP.

A cast of multi-instrumentalists joined Golden Bloom on tour, and in the process, they started becoming a band. “At first, I tried to have everyone recreate the sound of the records,” Fogel says. He soon saw that letting everyone bring their own sensibility to the songs made things more interesting. The live arrangements reshaped the songs, moving them away from the album versions. “I realized we’d be a better band if we applied the live band vibe to the writing, arranging, and recording.”

In June of 2012, Golden Bloom live band members Jeff Patlingrao and Josh Cohen travelled to Shawn’s longtime vacation destination of Southwest Harbor, ME where they holed up in a cabin in the woods to work on a new batch of songs. Joined by newly added drummer Justin Hofmann, the quartet retreated to Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT, a facility run by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit). They produced the sessions themselves with the help of engineer Greg Giorgio. “Many of the songs were arranged collaboratively in the studio,” Fogel says. “The spontaneous energy we generated carried over to the music.”

Golden Bloom’s sparkling pop is still evident, but the EP also adds darker instrumental textures and lyrics that explore thorny emotions with keen insight and understanding. Chiming guitars and subtle percussion accents give “Flying Mountain” the jittery feeling of an anxious mind, but the sunshine breaks through with Fogel’s bright vocal and an uplifting chorus. Stately piano and shimmering guitars fill a vast sonic space to contrast Fogel’s quiet, down to earth vocal on “Deliver it for Me.” “Shadow of a Man” drops a first person fictional narrative into a tight little garage rock tune that’s a little bit twangy and a little bit trashy. “White Whale” shifts between dark but dreamy choruses and pounding power-chord verses. The EP comes to an epic close with “Lone Reporter”, which begins with a single acoustic guitar and slowly builds to a beautiful chaos of blistering guitars and bashing percussion.

Over the lifetime of the band, tastemakers like SPIN, Magnet, Under the Radar, and Daytrotter have praised Golden Bloom’s musical and songwriting prowess. Golden Bloom will be touring to support No Day Like Today for most of 2013.
Venue Information:
BAR
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
http://www.barnightclub.com/