New York’s Brooklyn Bowl will get a taste of Space Carnival, an up-and-comer on the jam scene that’s been quickly rising the ranks, when the quartet out of Oneonta, NY comes to the Williamsburg venue for the first time on Tuesday, October 24th. Space Carnival has big plans for their upcoming Brooklyn Bowl debut, with fellow jammers Goose and Southern Belles in tow for the ride. In recent months, Space Carnival has been focused on writing new music, touring hard, and further honing their sound, and the band will most definitely make the most of their chance to turn heads at the Bowl in just a few short weeks (get tickets here).
In just four short years since Space Carnival’s inception in 2013, Jeremy Kraus (guitar), Cameron Fitch (keys / vocals), Chris Meier (bass), and Nick Tassinari (drums) have refined their self-dubbed “slippery disco” sound, merging it with psychedelic jams and loose funk stylings. The band released their debut album, Drawn In By The Sun, in 2016, and has spent their free time off the road this year working on the follow-up record. With the group’s regular rounds across the Northeast, Space Carnival continues to earn respect from fans and get tapped for supporting gigs for acts like Infected Mushroom, Midnight North, dangermuffin, and ELM.
Space Carnival at Mazzstock, 8/27/17
Funk-folk act Goose is not only able to kick out the jams, but since releasing the album Moon Cabin in early 2016, the Norwalk, CT-based quintet has displayed a keen ability to write music with major hooks, three-part harmonies, and exploratory interludes. Goose’s eclectic sound draws from a diverse base of music, and fans love them all the more for their fearless blend of jam, funk, Americana, and whatever else the group sees fit.
L4LM caught up with Goose’s guitarist Rick Mitarotonda a few months back, where he discussed the importance of both hitting the road and writing new music regularly: “The game plan is to just keep touring. Just keep making music….We have basic tracks recorded for a whole new album already. We have had these for a while, actually. There has been a lot of focus on getting the touring and ourselves set up as a full-time band. It has cut into time left for finishing that up. I hope we can get the new stuff finished and ready by the end of the year.” (Read the full interview here.)
The Southern Belles out of Richmond, Virginia, have been touring nationally for the last four years, bringing their southern-tinged psych rock stylings to venues and festivals around the country. The band recently dropped their first radio single, “LA Moves,” off their newly released third album, In the Middle of the Night, which received high marks from critics. With performances at LOCKN’ and Floyd Fest and support gigs for The Revivalists, The Motet, Dopapod, and more, The Southern Belles are a proven, road-tested act that show no signs of slowing up anytime soon.
L4LM contributing writer Rex Thomson had this to say in his review of the new album: “The Southern Belles have crafted an enthralling album of songs that perfectly capture the spirit and flavor of seventies progressive rock while avoiding the pitfalls of derivation and imitation with their latest release, In the Middle of the Night. Leaping from style to style with smile-inducing confidence, The Southern Belles created a perfect playground for themselves on their third record, and watching them explore it is truly and thoroughly enjoyable. There seem to be no limits in the realm of their musical imagination; only an endless landscape of possibilities and stylistic combinations as far as the eye can see.” (Read the full review here.)
[via Jet Trails Media]