From Stunt Company
CMJ Music Marathon / 3rd Annual Homespun Showcase / Presented by Stunt Company
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 – 6:30pm / Knitting Factory
Cloud Cult Acoustic (featuring Craig Minowa, Connie Minowa and Sarah Young)
Paramount Styles (stripped down set featuring Scott McCloud from Girls Against Boys
with special guests Paul Cantelon and Angela McCluskey)
Sister Suvi (featuring Patrick Gregoire of Islands)
The King Left Acoustic
+ DJ André Allen Anjos of RAC between acts!
Headlining the evening’s show are Minneapolis indie-rockers Cloud Cult, performing their first ever NYC acoustic show! Their latest release, Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-partying Through Tornadoes), has earned numerous accolades from publications including the Wall Street Journal, SPIN, LA Times and a feature on the Rolling Stone site as a Breaking Artist.
“The new album is a small existential gem…” – LA Times
Scott McCloud of critically-acclaimed ‘90s post-punks Girls Against Boys is no stranger to the scene but chances are you haven’t seen him as his new solo project, Paramount Styles. Supporting his debut release, Failure American Style, this show will be different than those on the recently announced upcoming tour as Paul Cantelon will join him on stage along with Angela McCluskey
“…Paramount Styles…update the tradition of minor-key brooding stretching from '70s Lou Reed to David + David's 1986 record Boomtown to The National.” – Village Voice
Making their CMJ debut is Montreal-based Sister Suvi. Featuring Patrick Gregoire of Islands, they are a dynamic trio who smash their personal musical influences into each others' faces. The result is a thrilling and surprisingly focused mess. They have just finished their first full-length with Mark Lawson (Unicorns, Arcade Fire, Islands) and are aiming for a winter-spring 2009 release.
"Sister Suvi's home-made, off-kilter songs shine like magic seeds, capable of transforming the merely life-sized into something taller than clouds." – The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
NYC-favorites The King Left will bring an acoustic take on their angular rock sound. Their latest release New York Nothing EP, won the hearts of bloggers and college radio and led to opening slots for We Are Scientists, Joseph Arthur, Secret Machines, Tokyo Police Club, The Long Blondes, Snowden, Le Loup, Film School and many others.
“The King Left plays off-kilter, anxious pop-rock that drives hard...” – Time Out NY
Starting the night off and keeping it going between acts is none other than André Allen Anjos. The founder of Remix Artist Collective (RAC), he has remixed artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Tegan & Sara, The Shins, Tokyo Police Club, and Ra Ra Riot.
“Anjos and his partners embody a unique aesthetic based around emotion and nuance, an almost intangible warmth and innate playfulness.” – Riverfront Times