Sonic Blume with The Standby and Lost Cousins
Arlene's Grocery Presents:

Sonic Blume with The Standby and Lost Cousins

Performers:
Sonic Blume
The Standby
Lost Cousins
Ages 21+
Sonic Blume with The Standby and Lost Cousins

Sonic Blume with The Standby and Lost Cousins

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Sonic Blume is an indie, dream pop-shoegaze band, from Asbury Park, NJ. Their sound can best be described as “dreamy” with jangly, upbeat guitar melodies. Sonic Blume is comprised of Max Connery, Guitar/Synth/Vocals; Danny Murray, Drums; Chase Landgrebe, Guitar/Synth; and Andrew Phelan, Bass Guitar. The band formed in 2015 when the friends discovered a mutual interest in indie music, specifically Tame Impala and MGMT, and similar older influences like The Smiths, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. Sonic Blume was recently named one of the "Top NJ Bands to Hear in 2019" by Bobby Olivier of NJ.com and The NJ Star-Ledger.

In November 2017, Sonic Blume released their self-titled debut EP, to rave reviews by NJ Racket, Jersey Indie and 2G1Reviews.

After the release of their first EP, they were awarded the Asbury Music Award for Top Young Band (Under 21) and also nominated in for Song of the Year ("First Nite") and Best Local Album Release.

In July 2018, the band released their second EP "Beach Karma" at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ with producer Erik Kase Romero (Lorde/Front Bottoms/Deal Casino/Gaslight Anthem), with a historic show at the new Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park managed by The Bowery Presents. In January 2019, "Beach Karma" was dubbed one of the "Top NJ Records of 2018" by YouDontKnowJersey.com.

Their music continues to get ever expanding college, national and international radio station airtime, and has been featured on radio shows in Germany, Australia and Brazil. The band is back in the studio working on their next album, having already released their hit single “Aubrey” and their first cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle.” A new single “Pink Boots” is to be released July 2019 on all major music streaming platforms.

The Standby

The Standby is Jordan Sigmund (Vocals, Guitar), Jake Brown (Drums), and Lyle Sallade (Bass, Backing Vocals). The emo indie trio finds its roots in raw lyrical content, deep bass lines, psychedelic guitar licks, and dark grungy tones. With influences stemming heavily from Citizen, Nirvana, and The Cure, the three-piece indie powerhouse has quickly become an underground staple in their native Northwestern Pennsylvania Tri-State region; packing out basements, living rooms, and dive bars. The Standby has been deemed “indie hometown heroes” by their local arts & music blog: The Erie Reader.

Lost Cousins

For the indie psych rock outfit Lost Cousins, grappling with life transitions—and the domino effects of those choices—is at the core of their sprawling, celestial-sounding debut LP. The record is a sweeping, anthemic tribute to the things one loses or gives up; the places one longs for, especially as one grows up and moves on. Pushing forward and leaning into change isn’t as easy as it looks. It’s a record that spans the entire country and collapses back into itself; feeling like a swelling tide in the ocean with a significant, sweet comedown like when the tide settles on the beach. The band has toured throughout Canada and the United States, including opening spots for The Strumbellas, Hollerado, and The Wooden Sky. Recent Canadian festival performances include sets at Wayhome (2015), CityFolk (2016), NXNE (2017), and Hillside Festival (2017). Lost Cousins is Cam Duffin (drums), Lloyd McArton (guitar, saxophone), and Thomas Dashney (keyboards).

Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY, 10001