Music Hall of Williamsburg
St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Blank Paper

Fri, January 17, 2014

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

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$17 advance / $20 day of show

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St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Jean-Philip Grobler grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera. St. Lucia was born out of a moment in early 2010 when Grobler was looking to the past for inspiration. Growing frustrated with a rock project that was starting to feel forced, he delved back into the music that had first inspired him: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and other songs from his youth.

When The Night, the synth-pop outfit’s full-length, expands upon St. Lucia’s unique brand of dreamy, nostalgic pop. The band recently embarked on a headline tour of the US, selling out all 23 shows (including 4 shows in New York City). And this spring, St. Lucia will serve as direct support on Foster The People’s April/May tour.

Grobler remains heavily involved in projects outside of St. Lucia, serving as producer for the debut album by Brooklyn-based labelmates HAERTS, remixing songs for bands including Passion Pit, Foster the People and Charli XCX, and collaborating with DJs ranging from The Knocks to RAC. St. Lucia has recently toured with Ellie Goulding and Charli XCX, performed at festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Firefly, not to mention shared stages with fun., Two Door Cinema Club, Young The Giant, The Shins and more.
Blank Paper
Blank Paper
Brooklyn-based Blank Paper is the result of four eclectic and distinctive musical backgrounds converging into one path of heartfelt alternative synth-pop. Blending a diverse set of genres ranging from electronica to soul to rock, the band originated in New York City in 2012. After their previous projects disbanded, Taylor Bense (synth, keys, guitar), Marie Kim (vocals, synth, keytar), Chris Holdridge (drums, sampler pads), and Cory Sterling (bass, synth bass) came together naturally to write and perform, sharing their passion for feel-good music with a darker edge.

Artists like The Talking Heads, Kavinsky, Little Dragon, The Knife, and The Gorillaz inspire their sound, but the band's originality and musicianship take Blank Paper to a new level of innovation within the pop context. The new single "Ambien" features a tasteful display of production and engineering skills, mixing glistening 80s-style keyboard stabs with huge arena-sized live drums and soulful vocals with just a touch of vocoder. Fierce, sexy, and haunting, the track is a voyeuristic look into the dark side of love and obsession backed by compulsively danceable instrumentals.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/