Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers, Lady D and The Shadow Spirits, The Shallows

DSP Shows

Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers

Lady D and The Shadow Spirits

The Shallows

Sat · March 16, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Haunt

Ithaca, NY

$10.00

Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers
Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers
Justin Roeland is an American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist previously known for his work as guitarist/keyboardist with the Long Beach, Ca psych-rock band, The Fling and chamber pop ensemble -Greater California. Roeland released his first solo album, "Blind Spots" in 2014. The album was recorded partly in a textile warehouse in Signal Hill, Ca and finished in an off grid cabin in the Finger Lakes.

"...an album filled with the kind of classic songwriting that always has a way of marking those milestone moments in the lives of the audience. Listen to Blind Spots all the way through and you’re bound to seal your feelings about wherever you are in your life right now in a kind of musical amber. The music is that rich and evocative." -Saby Reyes-Kulkarni (Paste, Pitchfork, Feedback Deficiency).

2016's Between The Lakes, Roeland's second release, "bridges the cracks between genres as if they were the proverbial lakes mentioned in the title of his new album. There is an overall beauty that runs throughout "Between The Lakes," with the opening track thoughtfully assailing ears while sounding like The Byrds when Gramm Parsons briefly got his mitts on them." -Frank Deblase (City Newspaper)

Roeland's third LP-Doomed To Bloom, was largely written and recorded in a Greek Revival Chapel in Trumansburg , N.Y during a month long residency there in 2016. Doomed To Bloom continues a trend for Roeland of isolationism and solitude. The enormity of that solitude is captured throughout this record in songs like- Seasons Of Love, with it's unruly, rhythmic breadth and thoughtful musings on the stages or seasons of a relationship. The song Dream House, has light, cascading guitars, feathery synths and takes an unexpected pause midway to reflect on the overwhelming anxiety of loving someone or something beyond comprehension-"To The Moon, but not back, anxious love is a hard attack".

Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers is Ryan Vanderhoof (Akron Family), Chris Ploss (Palleon, Obody) Alyssa Duerksen (Lady D and The Shadow Spirits) Matt Succucciamorano, Eric Harvey (Spoon, Hamilton Leithauser) and Scott Nelson.
Lady D and The Shadow Spirits
Lady D and The Shadow Spirits
Lady D & the Shadow Spirits plays deeply powerful soulful poetry through the lens of rock, folk, soul and punk music. Lady D, Alyssa Duerksen, fronts this powerhouse band of refined Ithaca musicians, Justin Roeland, Mike Amadeo, Chris Ploss and Jason Shegogue. Their sound is unclassifiable in a sense, they traverse flawlessly between intimacy and expansiveness, and somewhere in the middle there is actual magic. Lady D has a strong, dynamic presence on stage, and her haunting voice bathes the crowd with something like a prayer and a primal cry; her prayer is for all of life, her cry is for peace and music happens to be her favorite language. Prepare to be moved and know you will not walk away without feeling something genuine within yourself.
The Shallows
The Shallows
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://thehaunt.com/