The Silk War, The Howling Tongues

The Silk War

The Howling Tongues

Aug 12 Sat

11:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Silk War - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Silk War
The Silk War is an Alt-Rock collaboration between music engineer/producer James Mullen and vocalist/lyricist Alexandra Blair. The Silk War is a 5-piece band including a lead vocalist who plays synth, a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and drummer. The Silk War’s major influences include The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, and Radiohead. Alexandra’s raspy voice intertwined with poetic, soulful melodies pairs in a unique way with James’s cinematic orchestration in order to encapsulate the mood and energy of downtown New York City life. The Silk War has wrapped up the recording of their first album “Come Evening” which they plan to release in early 2018. The Silk War has headlined venues in downtown New York such as The Vinyl Room at Soho House NYC, Baby's All Right, The Ludlow House, Arlene’s Grocery, Mercury Lounge, and The Bowery Electric.
The Howling Tongues - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Howling Tongues
Heavily influenced by classic garage rock bands like The Stooges, Big Star, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Kinks, The Howling Tongues, featuring Davey Rockett (Vocals), Nick Magliochetti (Guitars), Thomas Wainwright (Keys), Brandon Witcher (Bass), and drummer Tylor James, demoed 30 songs at their home studio before holing up at The Quarry in Kennesaw, GA, for nine days, to live-track and record the album.

The resulting decimation is soaked with reverberation amplification, kick drum detonations, fuzzy tone overload, over-driven organ, and raspy vocal incantations, making BOO HISS a can’t miss pièce de résistance. Within the first 8 bars of lead track ”Raw Power in a Red Dress,” a brazen bastard stepchild of The Stooges “Raw Power” and The Hollies "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress),” one realizes that The Howling Tongues are a performance enhancing drug ready to sweep your worries under the rug. Bottoms up.

Co-produced with T.J. Elias (Blackberry Smoke, Walk The Moon, Third Day), and Michael Bragg, the 9-song album was mastered by Greg Calbi (Ramones, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver) at Sterling Sound in NYC. Ryan Smith (AC/DC, Allman Bros, Aerosmith), also at Sterling, mastered the tracks for lacquer.

Whether on 150-gram vinyl, silver-spinning plastic orbs or via the ether of the internet, Hiss is sonic bliss. The Tongues inject a bluesy Southern flair on lead single “Vivian,” channel melodic mid-tempo Foo Fighters on “Alone,” effectuate the funky hip-swivel soul of Prince on “Greatest Lover Around,” mash up the boogie-woogie bombast of The Who and Kings of Leon on “Crooked Eyes” and imbue the psychedelic elegy of Led Zeppelin “No Quarter” on the epic 7-minute “Belladonna.” As its last eerie notes ring into the ecosphere, it becomes crystal clear, The Howling is near...rock’n’roll’s Holy Ghost has re-appeared.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002