Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dry The River

Dry The River

Horse Thief, Regret The Hour

Sat, March 7, 2015

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

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$15 advance / $17 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Dry The River
Dry The River
London, UK quartet Dry the River — whose early work drew comparisons to Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and others in the folk-rock oeuvre — was formed as a solo vehicle for Norwegian born singer/songwriter Peter Liddle, who described the band’s sound as “folky gospel music played by a post-punk band.” Liddle, who draws much of his lyrical inspiration from medicine and anthropology, the two subjects that were the focus of his time at University, eventually recruited Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott
Miller (bass) and Jon Warren (drums) to round out the project, and landed a record deal with Transgressive in 2009. Well-reviewed performances at Glastonbury and South by Southwest garnered additional industry attention, and by the end of 2011, the group had cut their debut EP with producer Peter Katis (The National). The band’s first full-length studio outing “Shallow Bed” arrived the following year, and appearances at SXSW and Lollapalooza plus critical acclaim cemented interest among US indie-rock enthusiasts.

Their second album “Alarms In The Heart”, released on August 25th, is bold, expansive, confident and cohesive – an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their debut. Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures, The King Blues) with arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk), the album also features the guest vocal of The Delgados’ Emma Pollock on “Roman Candle.” The band will embark on a UK headline tour in October as well as North American dates following a number of festival shows over the summer, including appearances at Glastonbury and the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds.
Horse Thief
Horse Thief
Horse Thief is a purveyor of a panoramic yet nuanced sound, flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with frontman Cameron Neal’s lyrics ranging from confessional to metaphorical. The result evokes the wide-open spaces of America’s Midwest but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier emotions.

Originally founded in Denton, TX, moved to Oklahoma City to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, from which they recently graduated. The band subsequently signed with the Flaming Lips’ management and soon came to the attention of Bella Union. Though Fear In Bliss was conceived at Horse Thief’s Oklahoma headquarters the band decided to record the album in LA, “to leave our comfort zone of Oklahoma”, and producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) has helped the band fuse their renowned stage performance with studio quality.

The over-arching theme to Fear In Bliss is “finding yourself and what you believe in, and finding the comfort in acknowledging fear. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression which comes out a lot on the new album. But when everything gets rough, I think there’s always a way to fix it. The biggest thing for me is to give comfort to people, to shed light on the truth that someone is feeling the same way as them.” "Fear in Bliss" available now.
Regret The Hour
Regret The Hour
Regret the Hour's sound swirls with chiming guitar melodies reminiscent of early U2, and a heavy, yet subtle rhythm section gaining frequent comparisons to The National and The War on Drugs.

Comprised of brothers Nate McCarthy (lead vox/guitar) and Ben McCarthy (lead guitar) with childhood friend Anders Fleming (drums), and recent addition Tim Emmerick (bass), Regret the Hour cut their teeth playing live in New York City and their hometown of Nyack, New York before even finishing high school. By their senior year the band amassed tens of thousands of plays on YouTube fueled by their DIY demos and air-tight live show. This grass roots support funded their first full-length record, "Better Days," which they tracked in a now demolished plastics warehouse.

Tragically, during those recording sessions, the band lost their beloved friend and bassist, Jesse Yanko, to stage-four soft tissue cancer at the age of 16. After a period of mourning the band released "Better Days" in 2013.

Following their freshman year of college, the band returned to the studio to record their EP, "The Far and the Near." For the sessions they connected with engineer D. James Goodwin (Kaki King, Devo, Norah Jones, the Bravery, Murder by Death) and arranger/orchestrator/bassist Sammy Oatts (Jesus on the Mainline, James Levy and the Blood Red Rose, Guy Berryman of Coldplay). In those sessions, the band crafted an artistic statement that shows their profound growth into adulthood.

The band has shared the stage with acts including punk legends The Misfits, Best Coast, Dry the River, and The Gin Blossoms. They are currently at work on a new full length album with producer/engineer Aaron Bastinelli, expected to be released in early 2018.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/