CHRISTY & EMILY RECORD RELEASE PARTY @ UNION POOL, THIS FRIDAY, MAY 14th
You are not suffering from a deja vu. This is the second C&E record to come out the last 6 months and thusly the second release party. This record is called No Rest. Its a very fascinating (even for us!) piece of work produced by Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust at Klangbad Studios in Scheer, Germany. Several reviews are below.
This is also exciting because it will be the first time we are doing an entire set as a full band. Pete Kerlin will be playing bass, Kristin Muller will be on drums. Special guests, The Fancy, will be guest vocalizing. Also on the bill are P.G SIx and Meridians, both amazing. All starts at 9pm, we play second. It'll run on time. Come to celebrate and buy the first copies of No Rest available in the US.
"The Brooklyn duo’s third album captures a sticky, Patti Smith moodiness with the restraint of Cate Le Bon and is peppered with eclectic styles but never overbakes ideas. Chillwave seems contagious in contemporary Brooklyn; here’s to an album that glides above the fuzz." -Hazel Sheffield, NME
"Brooklyn drift-and-strum duo Christy and Emily have spent a few years in Brooklyn developing their viscous slurry, which--as of last year's "Lover's Talk", was a pillow-like fog that split the difference between dreampop reverb and art-folkie intimacy. Third album No Rest loses a thick layer of their signature fluffgaze, opting for a stripped-down, vulnerable quaver--ultimately their best album yet." - Chris Weingarten, Village Voice
"Every instrumental decision the duo makes is something I’d stand up and applaud; Irmler’s deft production is nothing to sneeze at, either. No Rest, in that way, mixes the perfect amount of seriousness and detachment with the adamant and the white-knuckled, both committed and reserved." -Julia Reidy, tinymixtapes.com
"C&E often create vast and evocative spaces that do the talking for them. And on their best songs, the lyrics benefit from exacting discipline. Instead of wearing a pencil down to a nub trying to find an answer to a line like, "What if there's no fire where there's smoke" (from "Little World"), they simply sketch around its edges and let the listener fill in the blanks. Album closer "Amaryllis" is the best of these, abetting the haunting Medieval player-piano melody with quiet, amelodic guitar and fragmented lyrics. When the song returns to its more atmospheric portion, however, the contrast provided by the sped-up interlude helps to make its coda that much more unsettling."-- David Raposa, Pitchfork.com