Cende

AdHoc Presents

Cende

Stove (solo), Anna McClellan, Spirit Was

Wed · September 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Cende
Cende
Cende was born halfway through a laundry cycle in the year 2013. Cameron Wisch, Dave Medina, and Greg Rutkin had all just graduated from Purchase College and moved into Brooklyn
house venue David Blaine’s The Steakhouse. Bonding over their mutual admiration for punk band The Marked Men, the trio began performing at DBTS and other local venues. They were
soon joined by friend Bernard Casserly and became a more serious project after the self-release of their first EP in 2015.
The band centers around the two principal songwriters of Wisch and Medina. Wisch’s infectious melodies and meticulous song structures are complemented by Medina’s raw and highly
energetic punk anthems.

Expanding on the catchy, power-pop songs of their debut EP, Cende’s first full-length album, #1 Hit Single, sees the band experimenting with more varied instrumentation and detailed production. The album was spearheaded by Wisch, who spent over a year carefully sculpting the album alongside producer, engineer, and friend Ronnie Stone. The end result is a compact and emotional batch of songs that draw influence from personal relationships, bizarre dreams, and the experiences surrounding the members’ lives during three years of living downstairs in a creative and chaotic DIY space. #1 Hit Single is out May 26th via Double Double Whammy.
Stove (solo)
Stove (solo)
Stove is a new beginning, a "band" with no preconceived notions, no expectations. Things are getting Stupider, but nothing in the world of Stove is quite as it appears. Is it a band? Is it a solo project? It's all irrelevant and getting deceivingly Stupider, if you chose to believe that.

Stove's debut album Is Stupider, was written and performed alone by Stove Van Borden himself... Steve Hartlett. Following the demise of Ovlov, Hartlett wasted no time converting songs previously written for his former band's sophomore album into his new vision, an ever morphing sound too inspired to stand complacent. With the seeds of a revolving cast of friends and musicians collaborating live, Hartlett recorded Is Stupider himself, tracking the bass, guitar, drums, and vocals on his own during the span of three days this past spring, fatefully concluding on 4/20... a Stupid coincidence... but a coincidence no less.

Recorded and mixed at The Barn in beautiful rural Panton, Vermont with producers Nick Dooley and Dan Francia (both of Brooklyn's Flagland), Is Stupider is an album of expansive thoughts where the ideas shape themselves. Hartlett's songwriting travels as far dynamically in tonality as it does emotional depth, achieving the same impact from the song's fuzzy guitar melodies as their honest lyrics. Exploring the delicate balance of life's heavier choices vs. the need for a sense of humor and a healthy dose of alcohol and weed, Is Stupider is a view of our world from afar, taking the time to step back and watch the Stupidity of our choices and conventional beliefs with a sarcastic yet hopeful charm.

The album's art captures the themes and vast sonic textures with a brilliantly vibrant painting from Ben Prisk, the visionary behind Squidbillies impeccable background art. Matching the album's swirling guitars and hazy outlook, Prisk's painting is nothing if not radiant... the perfect visual welcome to Stove's outer-space drift.

Stove Is Stupider, but don't believe everything you hear.
Anna McClellan
"With a voice that ripples both with qualities of the fatally bored and the endlessly yearning, McClellan's odd lyrical perspective works just as well: always feeling it's obsessed with the textures and the deficiencies of the biological world — feet, blood, breath. When it looks outward, it knows how vast the universe can be, but makes no effort to contextualize it. Fear, death and consciousness loom large, but they are mostly shapeless."
-Hear Nebraska
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/