INSRGNT-[Arts] & The Kingsland Present:
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties (Hopeless Records)
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is a character study conducted through music. Featuring members of The Wonder Years, The Early November and more.
"Aaron West blends the passion and aggression of pop punk with more of an Americana and roots aesthetic."- Timothy Monger, Allmusic.
Ace Enders (Rise Records)
Ace Enders is the lead singer and guitarist of the band The Early November. He is also the lead musician, songwriter and co-producer in his band, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business.
"It is clear Ace had a blast making this album. Hiraeth creates a very successful rebirth of 80’s synth with a pop-rock twist. Many of the songs contain little musical jingles that are designed to get stuck in your head… The songs are lighthearted and filled with vivid imagery, allowing the lyrics to craft an innocence that could only be aimed at them. The production is, as always, outstanding. Ace’s vocals are on point and never feel overdone or excessive. Though this album is far from anything pop-punk, it is still incredibly accessible for all ages and shows Ace Enders at his finest; branching out and giving his artistic name more depth."
Can't Swim (Pure Noise Records)
Based out of Keansburg New Jersey, Can't Swim was founded by singer Chris LoPorto in the spring of 2015. After spending most of his life playing drums in various bands, Chris decided to step in to song writing. The songs were contagious from the start and grabbed the attention of his good friends Mike Sanchez, Danny Rico, and Greg McDevitt.
Before even playing their first show, the band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records in December of 2015 and released their debut EP, "DEATH DESERVES A NAME" on February 24, 2016. They spent all of 2016 touring with bands such as; Four Year Strong, Hit the Lights, Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Moose Blood, Boston Manor, Set Your Goals, and Valencia.
Can't Swim released their first full length, "Fail You Again", in 2017
Dryjacket (Hopeless Records)
Hailing from Marlton, New Jersey, indie rock band Dryjacket draw on emo, punk-pop, and math rock with less weighty results. Formed in 2014 by lead singer/guitarist Joe Junod, who had some songs in hand, guitarists Brad Wyllner and Ian Foley, and drummer Adam Cerdan, the band made an impression quickly. After some rehearsing and a few house shows, they opened multiple shows for Somos, and were contacted by Hopeless Records within months of forming. The label released the quartet's debut EP, Lights, Locks, & Faucets, in 2015. The band did a short headlining tour of the Great Lakes region in early 2016 before hitting the road in support of Yellowcard. Dryjacket's first full-length album, For Posterity, arrived in January 2017
king neptune (New York)
Formed in 2015, king neptune is the brain-child of New York songwriter, Ian Kenny. The NYC alternative rock outfit merges 90’s rock influences with a modern twist. King Neptune is a combination of experience and vigor ready to indulge your senses however you consume music.
Children's Books. (Philadelphia)
Reminiscent of all the best late 90s and early 2000s punk bands, Children's Books brings their own unique and contemporary touch and is the perfect band to check out if you're looking for something new.
Friday, June 29th at The Kingsland
269 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn NY
6pm doors / 6:30pm music
$18 advance via Ticketfly / $20 day of show
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