Dustlights are an emerging experimental post-jazz ambient soundscapes groove trio based in Brooklyn, comprised of drummer David Christian (Hospitality, Mary Timony, AirWaves, Sam Cohen); bassist Ran Livneh (Anbessa Orchestra, Milan to Minsk, TeaMasters); and led by composer/saxophonist Joe Wilson (Nico, Zozo, LaPachamambo). Their debut album In A Stillness will be released by Ropeadope Records on August 3rd, who will also help promote the release show on their platforms. Both an online single and an art video will also be released in online in July to help build some awareness and momentum for the band and show.
Star Rover is Will Graefe (guitar, vocals) and Jeremy Gustin (drums, vocals) -- two seasoned musicians steeped in NYC's vibrant indie music scene. Independently, Graefe and Gustin have worked as session and touring musicians with acts including: Albert Hammond Jr., Sam Amidon, David Byrne, Delicate Steve, Bill Frisell, Jesse Harris, Kimbra, Landlady, Marc Ribot, Okkervil River, Rubblebucket, Tiago Iorc, and Renata Zeiguer. Together, as Star Rover, Graefe and Gustin create golden era post-rock mixed with sophisticated avant-pop.
The band's forthcoming debut album, titled I May Be Lost But I'm Laughing, was written about life and death ("Peppermint Olive") and finding joy and beauty ("Byron Bay") amongst chaos and inevitable sadness ("Red Sky Mourning"). The album has the intensity of rock music, without the typical sonic elements of the genre. It's for fans of Grizzly Bear, Deerhoof, John Fahey, The Sea and Cake, Black Keys, and Rodan, and it features co-writes with Dr. Stuff and Y Music's Rob Moose.
21+, 8pm doors