Music Hall of Williamsburg


Prefuse 73

Mon, January 28, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY



This event is 18 and over

Due to circumstances beyond the artists' control, Ultraista will be unable to perform at Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 28. They hope to reschedule the show soon, refunds are available at the point of purchase.


Ultraísta: Afrobeat electronica finely "inspired by tequila"

His production in the late 90s with Radiohead swelled some golden waves of sound,
which led him to work with famed musicians Paul McCartney, Travis, Beck and
many more. Heralded as a super-producer, Nigel Godrich is comin' in hot with his
new three-piece ensemble called Ultraísta.

Spawned from a love of afrobeat, electronica and art, Godrich started the band
with drummer Joey Waronker (The Smashing Pumpkins, Elliott Smith, Beck,
R.E.M.). When it came to the vocals, instead of recruiting a well-known and already
established vocalist, Godrich and Waronker took a different route by joining forces
with Laura Bettinson — a London-based solo artist who until now, not many people
across the pond knew didly about. The end result was the riveting creative effort,

Their sound is sexy, full of life and clings to a sense of delicacy with the charming
vocals of Bettinson. Her voice is enchanting as it is mysterious and rides along
smoothly with the electronic production and percussion of Godrich and Waronker.
Not one overpowers the other; instead they resonate with an alluring sound that
you can move-and-groove to, or just chill.

Get ready to dance to their bouncy track "Bad Insect." With afrobeat rhythms and
tribal-esque percussion, you might want to create a barefoot raindance to this jam.
Alternately, Godrich gives way to let your musical soul float into a dreamy-beat-
filled world with "Wash It Over," where Bettinson's vocals give off a hypnotic tone
especially with her repetitive chorus. Whether downtempo or robust with complex
beats, Ultraísta is a hot listen and something to look forward to live.

Ultraísta make their Los Angeles debut at the Echoplex on Friday, Oct. 19 th! Tickets
are priced at $14 - $16 and you can get them here!

Words: Sandra Burciaga


Laura Bettinson, Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker

Debut Album Out October 2 On Temporary Residence Limited

Ultraísta–the multimedia trio comprised of vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker–will see the U.S. release of its self-titled debut album October 2 on Temporary Residence Limited.

Founded in London in 2011 on a mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art, and tequila, Ultraísta has created 10 tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop for this phenomenal first outing.

Favoring mantras over traditional choruses and distilling their compositions to the barest essentials, the band possesses the kind of masterful control over the pure anatomy of a pop song that only comes from having played a significant role in redefining the form in the 21st century.
Prefuse 73
Prefuse 73
"It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS and Cornelius, not to mention his early collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Prefuse 73 sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Herren’s twisted visions of prog-rock, “machine funk” and global psychedelia.

For Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump.

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Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211