Tomorrow night The Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will feature live performances from local bands Field Mouse, ABADABAD, Y/Y along with headlining act Conveyor. Conveyor's art-pop sound has reverberated far and wide with the release of their self-titled debut album this past July and a 30 city national tour which included an appearance at Montreal's, Fringe Festival.
The eleven track Conveyor is about self awareness, an ode to the essence of humanity that so many of us have lost touch with. Songs like Home and Woolgather center around an enlightened speaker clinging to his/her convictions in light of modernity “oh wood, I wouldn’t give you up to be outside” (Woolgatherer), “how can I oblige when all the things beneath my being are true” (Home). Overall Conveyor's instrumentation consists of an intermingling between organic and electronic instrumentation that produces warm folk style tracks highlighted by nuanced synthetic rhythms. The quintet's inimitable vocals are what really set them apart from other likewise bands, delivering harmonies that would be just as enjoyable minus instrumental accompaniment.
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Joonbug recently caught up with Kelli Scarr, a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter who released her debut album, “Piece,” today. From working with Moby to composing film scores, Kelli has an uncomparable musical backgorund. She is currently touring in support of her recent release and spoke with Joonbug about the inspiration behind the album and some of her favorite memories from the current tour.
Q: Tell us about your experiences with writing and Recording “Piece.”
KS: Well it all started because I had worked as a score composer for a friend’s film called “The Pacific and Eddy.” He and I have been good friends for several years and we always shared the same kind of musical taste. He actually turned me onto a lot of the music that I site as inspiration for the album. I had written and recorded “Baby Boom” over the course of about an hour one day and it really struck me, and for the first time made me feel like I should make a record.