Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker

I Think Like Midnight, Lanterna

Thu, June 11, 2015

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker
Owen Biddle and Zach Danziger whether as a duo, or comprising two thirds of New York's Mister Barrington, are a force pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Enabled by elaborate MIDI architecture which allows for free-form melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and even visual composition, they've created a universe of hybrid interplay between wood, metal, and machine.

Zach and Owen, whose credits include artists such as The Roots, John Legend, Wayne Krantz, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Al Green, Sting, and Chaka Khan have, through their innovative use of music technology, been recognized through features in Electronic Musician Magazine (April '13), a TEDx presentation at UMass Amherst entitled "Innovative Thinking", and through the support of music companies including Gretsch, Zildjian, CallowHill, Ableton, iZotope, RME, and MONO.
I Think Like Midnight - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
I Think Like Midnight
I Think Like Midnight is an instrumental rock band formed by longtime devotees of the lost art of the succinct rock instrumental. Begun as a recording project, guitarist/songwriter Andrew Chalfen (The Trolleyvox, The Wishniaks, Gimme) and drummer Dean Clean Sabatino (The Dead Milkmen, Baby Flamehead) were so pleased with the results that they decided to release the material and put together a full band, recruiting bassist Josh Newman (American Altitude, The Silver Ages, Heyward Howkins Band) and keyboardist Joe Genaro (The Dead Milkmen, Butterfly Joe, Low Budgets).

ITLM’s debut “Warm Seclusion Structure” (a term coined by the National Weather Service) was released in December 2014, surprisingly winning the praise of their instrumental heroes Pell Mell. The band has since honed their live sound, focusing on new material with forays into songwriting collaboration. The band recorded their new album over 2016-17 at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia with engineer Brian McTear (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Sharon Van Etten) with additional recording by Chalfen at Trolleyvox Recording, with mixing by McTear and young upstart engineering genius Brendan Monahan.

"This Land Is Your Mind," is robust, expansive, deeply groovy, and definitely road-trip worthy. Highlights include the opener “Daychord,” a big sky driving opus with exultant melodic and sparkling nods to popsters like The Chills, the Krautrock-inflected Surf coolness of “Tuned Mass Damper,” and the epic closer “Miner Pocket Draft Gear,” which deftly mines both Television-like meters and pastoral psychedelic space rock. Lovers of the above-mentioned bands, as well as Yo La Tengo, Spoon, Luna, and The Sea and Cake will feel right at home. Their new 4-song “Kompromat EP” was released in late 2018 on Wilbur Records.
Lanterna - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Lanterna
Henry Frayne's Lanterna is the Midwest counterpart to Scenic's Southwest-inspired soundtracks for a lonely journey through open lands. Combining his background in post-punk and dark dream pop with atmospherics drawing from spaghetti western soundtracks and ambient isolationism, Lanterna's mostly instrumental output generates a variety of moods, ranging from becalmed to unsettling to fiery.
The ten-song collection of Backyards completes multi-instrumentalist Henry Frayne’s most compelling work to date where he crafts musical landscapes interweaving layers of warm, instrumental sonic tapestries. For Frayne, the inception of Backyards began almost a decade ago and is a culmination of his career as a versatile musician best known for blending genres and bending guitar styles to create layers of airy overtones. For this album, most of the songs sprung from an orphaned blond Conrad hollow body six-string bequeath from a friend in 1995 along with a Gibson acoustic, purchased in a Maine farmyard circa 1983 for $5, after having survived a fire. Frayne composed the underlying textures of the record with a heavy influence from the Nashville tuning, the practice of utilizing very light strings to produce an angelic sound, learned from bandmate Brendan Gamble from their time in The Moon Seven Times.

Recording for Backyards began in 2008 with drummer Louie Simon, known best for his work in Proof of Utah, in Mahomet, Illinois at Waterworks Audio (which happens to sit atop the all-important Mahomet Aquifer) with co-producer/engineer Mike Brosco. It was here the album began to take shape. Meticulously, the rhythms and virtuous melodies were expanded by layered, echoing guitars accompanied by Brosco’s haunting tape-effects lurking in the far dark corners of the mixes. Longtime Champaign-Urbana based producer Adam Schmitt contributed the rolling bassline on the song “Sicily” to tie it all together.
- Andy Kellman

“flurries of rippling arpeggios, rich ringing chord clusters and long, sustained single notes that hang in the air” – San Francisco Chronicle
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/