Isadora and Coastgaard
Isadora and Coastgaard – Wild International
Isadora is a Brooklyn based quintet, born in 2012. The band consists of Aaron Mendelsohn (vocals, guitar), Ian Mellencamp (bass, vocals), Jesse Bilotta (drums, vocals), Nick Burleigh (guitar, violin), and Josh Rouah (keyboards, guitar, vocals).
The band began as a duo, writing dreamy, melodic pop tunes inspired by the compositions of early Andrew Bird. The lineup grew and shrank, eventualy swelling into its five-piece formation. The evolution in the lineup has inspired an evolution as well in the band’s sound. Isadora has arrived at a rich, textured sound, sometimes going purely on feel and sometimes highly composed.
Surprise is one of the touchstones of Isadora’s sound – the band will set up a certain expectation but then deliver more fully on something else lurking beneath the surface. An explosive burst of rhythm shocks you out of a smoother introduction on their first release, “On the Rights,” and takes you somewhere you’d never have expected.
Their first EP will be released in February of 2013.
A brand new – and undeniably catchy – Brooklyn band! For fans of The Drums, Ski Lodge, and that great summer vibe we all know and love but can’t quite describe. Imagine inheriting your parent’s old vinyls, speeding up the RPM and setting it as the soundtrack to a summer drive. That is Coastgaard.
A tale of serendipity and hard work, Coastgaard was born from the frustration that Matt Miller (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Brian Dalessandro (Drums and Vocals) had with their former band, Sons of Sons. Matt was finding it increasingly difficult to stand behind the dark and moody melodies he was creating. Thus, over halfway through recording their first release, Sons of Sons disbanded with thousands lost and years spent, but Matt and Brian stuck together, unwavering. After months of composing new songs under no name, they were joined by Sean Glassman (Guitar, Keys, Vocals) and Paolo Cogeda (Bass, Vocals) whose jangly guitar styling and steady driving bass instantly clicked with the rhythms and melodies they were conceiving. Coastgaard’s uncanny ability to get a crowd up and dancing while simultaneously experiencing an intimate, personal moment is addictive. And Coastgaard is one habit you won’t want to break.
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Isadora and Coastgaard
Event Category: Live Music
When: October 23, 2013
Where: Mercury Lounge
More Info: www.mercuryloungenyc.com