On Friday, October 23rd, SPIN hosted a party in collaboration with the Rockwood Music Hall and The Press House. Guests enjoyed Stella Artois while checking out bands Au Revoir Simone, The Spring Standard, Drug Rug, Jaymay, and The Ugly Suit at the Lower East Side venue.
The following night, Saturday October 24th, SPIN teamed up with Topman and JELLY to co-host a party at Root Studios in Brooklyn. The showcase featured CMJ buzzband Neon Indian in their only performance of the week and the Almighty Defenders (members of the Black Lips with King Khan and BBQ) in their first show on the East Coast.Cale Parks opened the show, and the guests danced to DJ sets from X-Wife, Finger on the Pulse, NROTB, and Designer Drugs. The crowd enjoyed complimentary Svedka Vodka drinks and Magic Hat beer while listening to Neon Indians ode to hallucinogens, Should Have Taken Acid With You.
Halfway through Ruben Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »