Anika Nilles just posted her first single off the new album, Pikalar and it is pretty damn good. Don’t worry drummers, she didn’t tame down the playing at all. There’s some completely insane fills in there as well as some very interesting time changes. Her snare sound keeps getting deeper, and though this isn’t my favorite type of sound, she makes it work. Great video and her facial experssions are pretty great. Check it out and get the new album, I just got it on google play, getting ready to listen as I write this!
My pals Big Figment are putting on a show in Williamsburg next Saturday to help raise funds for their new album. It’s going to be an all day event featuring some of Brooklyn’s most creative peeps! Here’s their official press release:
“Big Figment invites one and all to a multimedia salon and barbecue at the Elysium Garden (44 Maujer St., first floor) in Williamsburg on Saturday, May 2nd from 1PM to 10PM. It will feature a broad spectrum of performances (poetry, lecture, sci-fi caricature, and music). The event aims to raise funds for the band’s debut LP, with Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen.
Katie Longofono and Joe Deutschmann will emcee performances by:
[music] Broad & Ry, Scouts, Love Spread, What Prey Tell, Dead Dubs, and Big Figment
[poetry] Jerome Murphy, Marina Weiss, Seth Graves, Allyson Paty, Alex Morris
[lecture] Aukosh Jagannath, Sarah Brunstad, Olivia Bloiso
Refreshments and grilled foodstuffs will be available, including vegetarian options. Please note the $5 cover charge; re-entry permitted.
For more information, follow Big Figment on Facebook (facebook.com/bigfigment), Twitter (@BIGFIGMENT), Instagram (big_figment), and their website (www.bigfigment.com); promotion and sharing are encouraged via #BFSalonBQ.