New Years Eve Celebration ft. Madaila and more!
**Tickets are now off sale. We will be releasing a limited amount of tickets once doors open at 9pm and going with a “one in, one out” policy for the whole night.
w/ Villanelles, Paper Castles and DJ Steal Wool
Open until 3am!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
21+ $6 // $10 for 2 floor pass
Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila’s complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.
When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the cacacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.
Madaila released its debut, “The Dance”, in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington’s City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila’s sophomore release is slated for release in early fall of 2016.
“Since releasing their debut record ‘The Dance’ in early 2015, Madaila have experienced a meteoric rise, locally and beyond. They’ve been touring like crazy and building some serious regional buzz, making them quite likely Burlington’s hottest band at the moment. For proof, ask yourself how many Vermont bands could throw a party at a joint like ECHO and be pretty well assured they’ll sell it out. Maybe three, not including Grace Potter or Phish?”
– Seven Days
VILLANELLES is an indie-rock band from Burlington, Vermont. They play an eclectic collection of songs, written over their 8 years together, inspired by life, love, chaos and melody. The band started as Tristan Baribeau (guitar/vocals), Evan Borden (bass), Zane Gundersen (keys/vocals) and Seth Gundersen(drums/vocals). In 2010, they released the self-titled debut album VILLANELLES , which was recorded in a basement and self-released on CD, and were also crowned “Best New VT Band” by local newspaper Seven Days. In 2011, their live-recorded KISS MY GRITS EP also became a favorite among Vermont indie-rock and punk fans.
In July of 2012, the band recorded their second full length album, BLUE HEART ATTACK, although it took nearly three years for the recordings to come to fruition. During that three years, in which life, love, chaos and melody took precedent, but in a different light, bass player Evan Borden married the love of his life, and moved onto greener pastures. Now, with the addition of John Rogone on bass, the band is back and finally poised to release BLUE HEART ATTACK, their loud and sprawling, beautifully chaotic, sophomore album.