Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Shivers

Album Release Show

The Shivers

Belle Mare, Ashni, Ben Talmi

Sat, February 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY


This event is 18 and over

"A portion of ticket sales will go to The Jed Foundation"

The Shivers
The Shivers
The Shivers is the moniker for the New York singer-songwriter Keith Zarriello. In 2004, Zarriello released the album Charades featuring the song Beauty, bringing the band to the attention of the music media. Over the last decade the band has amassed a growing cult following including the likes of Aaron Paul, Daniel Radcliffe, Rose McIver, Tessa Thompson and bands like Deer Tick and Foster the People.

"Certain songs can seem like home the very first time you hear them. The way that by the time you reach the second verse, you want to move in and live between their walls, you want to kiss them until they agree to marry you. I had that very day been gifted such a track – a song named Beauty, which appeared on the Shivers’ debut album Charades

- The Guardian (UK)

"Keith Zarriello’s voice carries an eerie, mesmerizing eroticism"

- Pitchfork
Belle Mare
Belle Mare
Belle Mare is a collaboration between songwriters Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone. The duo met at an open mic in Brooklyn during the winter of 2012, and recorded an EP that was released the following year.
With the addition of Tara Rook (Keyboards), Rob Walbourne (Drums) and Gary Atturio (Bass), Belle Mare performed a live video session at Manhattan’s Electric Lady Studio, at which they caught the attention of Grammy-winner Tom Elmhirst and Ben Baptie.
Elmhirst offered the band his studio at Electric Lady to record with Baptie as producer, and began work on what will be their debut full-length album, with sessions spanning the better part of two years. Now set to arrive late summer 2016.
The first fruits of those sessions came to light last year with the singles, “Cicada”, released in February, which BULLETT called, “the most beautiful song of the month,” and “Dark Of My Evening” in November, a ‘Track of the Week’ by Interview Magazine. Belle Mare also collaborated with director Nicole Mackinlay Hahn on the video for “Cicada”, which premiered via The New York Times’ T Magazine last April, chronicling a stunning journey of the women of Burkina Faso.
While preserving the foundations of their songwriting and maintaining the stark minimalism of their previous work, Belle Mare’s first album is new territory for the band. Compositionally diverse arrangements, and instrumentation more in line with their live performances, resulted in a far more expansive sound. Although the results are dramatically different, the sincerity and fragility of Bushell’s voice resonates distinctly throughout the album, as do the themes of longing and the passage of time.
Prior to their full length, Belle Mare released the aforementioned EP, The Boat of the Fragile Mind in April of 2013. A collection of eight songs described as “spaciously eerie” by SPIN. The EP was written and recorded by the duo in the modest confines of Servidone’s Brooklyn apartment. It is a strikingly different experience from the Electric Lady recordings, conjuring “a sense of timeless unbeholden to a specific time.” (Eric Danton, Listen Dammit).
Ashni sings mostly about pain as a precipitant. When we are hurt, how do we respond? How sweet is the joy of those lessons in healing. She is inspired by how individuals learn to build relationships to the self, to others, and to communities. Her songs are about those trials, and errors. With soulful melodies, powerful lyrics and rhythmic current, heavy with jazz and R&B influence, she gracefully envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension.

Her relationship with the stage began at age 7, with classical North Indian dance, Kathak; the sound and movement remain an inspiration. As the child of Indian immigrant parents, she grew up listening to her father's records and her mother's voice. Weekends began with music from Amjad Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain, and old-school Bollywood. When she wasn't dancing, Ashni studied western classical piano and began discovering the incredible voices of jazz and soul - Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday - in contrast and equal reverence to the new artists of R&B, hip hop and neo-soul.

She is currently teaching, creating and performing regularly at venues around New York City, such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, The Greene Space, The Bowery Poetry Club, and more. Her music has been featured on Spotify's Women of Jazz playlist, Bitch Media's Podcast: Growing Up Immigrant, and the acclaimed, up-and-coming web series Brown Girls.
Ben Talmi
Ben Talmi's most recent release My Art of Almost dwells in comfortable melodies yet visceral arrangements, hanging just below the surface of pop, and traveling downstream over tasteful strings. The lyrics anchor in balance of melancholy and raw emotion told through real stories of personal failure and hope. This album was written heavily within the rabbit hole of ProTools – where simple songs took on geometric forms to complete a sonic puzzle. My Art of Almost rose from a desire to create something new that stands solo in an abandonment of rules with a goal purely defined by process. Talmi, who is the front man for orchestral pop band Art Decade has composed in a wide range of musical styles from impressionistic rock albums with Art Decade (2012's Western Sunrise and a self-titled LP in 2014), to glitched out folk solo albums (2010's For The Dreamers), an EP's worth of string quartets (2011's The Constitution) as well as orchestral arrangements for national touring acts such as Manchester Orchestra, Wild Nothing, No Wyld, David Monks (Tokyo Police Club) and many more. Talmi's work has recently expanded into film and TV with the short film "Duke and The Buffalo" premiering at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. "Duke" has been picked up by A&E for a full television season with an original score by Talmi. In addition, he composed an 80 minute score for "Circus Electronica" which toured to 12 cities in the Fall of 2014. The score combined the sounds of classical samples with glitched-out analog synth sequences as well as live guitar work over a bed of IDM concepts. Talmi is based at Virtue and Vice Studio in Brooklyn.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249