Dane Orr and Anna Wise are onto something new and refreshing with a sound that falls between Sharon Jones and Bjork. When these two Berklee College of Music students, collectively known as Sonnymoon, put their debut album Golden Age up for free download, they turned heads across the internet. With a healthy appetite for ambient productions and hypnotizing vocal deliveries, Sonnymoon’s breakout cut from Golden Age is their song "HTLV" set to be released May 4th, 2010 on iTunes. Sunday, May 16 at Le Poisson Rouge marks their NYC debut.
To complete the evening is a cast to compliment a new wave of music and art. Visual artist, Shantell Martin, is pioneering an area that combines improvised stream-of-consciousness live illustration and its intricate and complex relationship to music. Sweatshoppe intersects art, music, and technology. They developed a software that creates graffiti video art and unique ways of affecting the audience. Rising star DJ of Kid Sister and Electric Punanny parties, Melo – X, will be bringing the funk by deejaying the live preview to his highly anticipated upcoming album, Sonic Intercourse. Mike Slott, who has been pushing hip hop beats in directions to boggle our minds and charm souls, has built a reputation in the forefront of beatmaking that will have us thirsting for more from the LuckyMe camp. Finally, the glue to a sonically rich and seductive evening will be scattered appearances throughout the venue by the stimulating dancing ladies of LICK.