Oct 24, 2014

Alabama Public TV - Leverage Models live set/interview from the Spring 2014 tour

We Have Signal (a show on Alabama based PBS) filmed a Leverage Models show on our Spring 2014 tour at the Bottletree in Birmingham, AL. The show in full posted below

 

Oct 22, 2014

New Leverage Models single/CMJ

First off, here is the new Leverage Models single. Always a pleasure to play/record with these cats.

 We will be making two CMJ appearances. First, a show on Thursday October 23rd at the Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C, New York, NY) at 7:30pm.

Then on Saturday October 25th we will be playing the Team Clermont CMJ showcase at Union Pool in Brooklyn (flier below).

Oct 6, 2014

Two upcoming performances

 

Two very different performances coming up, first on Tuesday October 7th I will be returning to the stage on percussion duties with Leverage Models at Glasslands in Brooklyn for a show with Prince Rama and Puro Instinct. This is our first performance after a summerlong hiatus which saw me recording a lot of percussion for several new singles and the next album.  Excited to get back on stage with them.

After that on Sunday October 12th I will be playing drums with the Pookestra at Shapeshifter Lab in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn. The Pookestra is a rather large ensemble of amazing players led by Carolin Pook and every show is different, but always weird and always a good time. This show is titled The Killer Is In The House and sees the Pookestra backing up singer Sarah Renfro. Always a great mix of detailed compositon, improvisation and lots of chance. 

Improv gig at Silent Barn (Brooklyn)

Improv gig at Silent Barn (Brooklyn)

Will be improvising with Bejing saxophonist Li Zenghui at the Silent Barn in addition to guitarist Bohan Xie and Bass Saxophonist Matthew Choplick. 

May 19, 2014

New Video. Leverage Models - Night Falls on the General Assembly

Always a pleasure to work with this band. 

May 5, 2014

Next performance: Thursday May 8th - Amateur Blonde

Free show in Williamsburg Brooklyn at Spike Hill with Amateur Blonde. 

May 1, 2014

New album out now. IKILLYA - Vae Victus

Out now on Megaforce Records. Vae Victus by Ikillya. I had previous filled in on the previous Ikillya record Recon... and last year they asked me to head to Staten Island and track their new album Vae Victus. Not only do I share a rehearsal space with these guys, but I consider them friends. So it's always good to help out when I can. You can purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon or any place you typically buy music. 

You can also stream the entire album at Loudwire.

Apr 14, 2014

On tour with Leverage Models

4/15 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL

4/16 - 529 Club, Atlanta, GA 

4/17 - Do317 Lounge, Indianapolis, IN 

4/18 - Mike n’ Molly’s, Champaign, IL 

4/19 - The Firebird Lounge, St. Louis, MO  

4/21 - Daytrotter Session, Rock Island, IL

4/22 - The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL  

4/23 - The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON  

4/24 - Cabaret Underworld, Montreal, QC  

Apr 7, 2014

BLACK EYES from Erin Sullivan on Vimeo.

New Emanuel and the Fear video

This is a video for the song Black Eyes off of our 2012 record The Janus Mirror. It is an experiment in live performance, film, projection and choreography featuring the band with an expanded line up. 

Apr 1, 2014

Premiere of new Ikillya song on Guitar World Magazine

I ended up recording drums for the new Ikillya record which will be released on April 29th on Megaforce Records. Here is a premiere of one of the songs "Jekyll Better Hide" courtesy of Guitar World Magazine

Mar 20, 2014

Short video/Review of Pooquette performance in Brooklyn

Some kind wordes from Doobeedoobdeedo on the first show of this particular trio including myself, bassist Ari Folman-Cohen and Pooquette.   You can read the review Here.

Feb 25, 2014

Leverage Models covers Kate Bush

Recently released is a compilation of Kate Bush covers organized by the Bush League. The track was actually a "jam" in the studio for a potential Leverage Models song that ended up being the backing for Alena Spangler of Tiny Hazard to just absolutely KILL IT on.   The compilation is a benefit for Reproductive Rights.

Feb 24, 2014

Next Performance: Kagero at Way Station (Brooklyn)

Next Performance: Kagero at Way Station (Brooklyn)

from now through June. the last friday of every month I will be playing with Kagero at the Way Station in Brooklyn. 2 sets of "Japanese Gypsy Rock". FREE

Feb 20, 2014

Next Show Friday 2/21: Leverage Models (Brooklyn, NY)

Next Show Friday 2/21: Leverage Models (Brooklyn, NY)

May very well be the last appearance of the "3 Drummer" version of the band for awhile. Also last NY show for a bit for the band as the band is heading on tour (minus myself) for March/April. 

Feb 19, 2014

New IKILLYA song/video

I am not in this video as I am not in the band, however those are my drummings in the song. The good news is Ikillya looks like they finally found a permanent drummer. I had been helping them out for a bit on some shows and did the drums on most of their first record "Recon". Last summer I got a call in the 11th hour that they needed me to do their new album also. So it was off to Staten Island to do 2 days of drum tracking. I believe the record "Vae Victus" is out in April on Megaforce Records. 

Feb 16, 2014

Leverage Models (featuring Sharon Van Etten)/Some general updates

I have been lazy with updating the site. Things like life getting in the way. That being said, there are a lot of updates coming this year. New releases from Zao, Emanuel and the Fear, Leverage Models, Amateur Blonde, Ikillya to name a few. In addition, some new projects and collaborators on the horizon. As part of my late 2013 early 2014 catch up. Here is a video from last fall's Leverage Models album featuring the wonderful Sharon Van Etten. Enjoy

Aug 21, 2013

Premiere of new Leverage Models song at Spin

Off the upcoming (October 1st) album on Hometapes. The new single "Sweep" featuring Sharon Van Etten on vocals

http://www.spin.com/articles/leverage-models-sweep-sharon-van-etten-stream/