ArpLine, a Brooklyn quintet new to the eyes and ears of Beastonia, is one name you should familiarize yourselves with. See, over the next few months, I can envision posting quite a bit about these lads. After hearing blips about 'em over the past year or so, I made my way to Under 100 on Saturday night for an intimate DIY gig that cuts to me this morning, in front of my computer, spinning their disc on repeat. Mega win.
The five-some of Sam Tyndall, Adam De Rosa, Michael Chap Resnick, Oliver Edsforth and Nathan Lithgow are a band of rad dudes who come together to create an ambient, 60s garage and psych rock influenced sound. Having caught a bit of buzz in the blog world, and now with upcoming live dates including a support set for School of Seven Bells, ArpLine are easily a "top 5 beastly band to watch" through the rest of the year.
Playing at the tiny and exclusively rad space, Under 100, on Saturday night, the band performed a 30 minute set of songs from their 10-track songbook. Matching atmospheric tones with their frontman's unique vocal stylings, ArpLine created a cool refuse from a hot Spring night. While certainly not the most polished of acts, their passion and potential is part of their ever entrancing charm.
My suggestion? Check out this budding troupe on any of the below dates...all coming up sooner than later. They're only going to get better and better with each stop.May 5 - Cinco De Mayo Party @ LPR w/ Hooray for Earth & Midnight Masses - NY, New York
May 13 - The Bell House w/ MILAGRES - Brooklyn, New York
May 14 - Downstairs Cafe - Bennington, VT
May 15 - Piano's w/ Uninhabitable Mansions, Dinosaur Feathers & Natureboy - NY, New York
May 20 - TT The Bear's - Presented by Extraneous Noise w/ Magic Magic + More - Cambridge, MA
June 10 - Mercury Lounge - w/ School of Seven Bells - NY, New York