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Arc Waves

Arc Waves celebrate album release at Pianos on 11.16

While half of Brooklyn was banging away in besotted bedroom crawlspaces cobbling some amalgam of an avant-noise post-rock electro-gaze masterpiece, Arc Waves broke the code. In The Sound The Circle, to be released November 17th, bandmates Elaine Lachica, Brandon Jaffe, Mike Hodges and Joe Beach pulled out all the wires in their machine in order to construct a more perfect heart for their music. Elements of Deerhoof and Mogwai are readily apparent in their tone and color, but the vibrant and meticulous production distinguishes them as more than just another laptop fart bubble. Recorded at Rare Book Room Studios (Deerhunter, War On Drugs, Wye Oak) in Brooklyn, The Sound The Circle was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Gabe Wax (Here We Go Magic, Beirut, Palehound). The record release party is scheduled for Novamber 16 at Pianos. - BrokeMc


Arc Waves Plays Out To See Fest (South Street Seaport) on 3.11

Having met by chance in a recording studio in Bushwick, classically trained singer Elaine Lachica and guitarist Brandon Jaffe bonded over their mutual love of dreamy indie rock/pop bands, which set the foundation for Arc Waves' musical DNA. With the addition of bass player Joe Beach and drummer Mike Hodges, the band started forging a texturally layered sound, merging droney distorted guitars, ethereal vocals, and electronic elements with new wave and shoegazer influences. In their most recent release, “Transmission” (streaming) the guitar sputters more enthusiastically than ever before, but Lachicas' soprano still echoes throughout the song creating a cavernous, enveloping sound. Take a gander below and don’t forget to catch Arc Wave down by South Street Seaport for the annual Out To See Festival on 3.11.


A dose of Dream Pop for the new year: Arc Waves

Will we ever grow tired of artists inspired by British dream pop legends The Cocteau Twins? We doubt it. Here's a brand new NYC band that quite unapologetically brushes up the ethereal sound and vocal stylings of Elizabeth Fraser and company: they are called Arc Waves, and their debut self titled EP came out in September 2014. They've been playing shows at Pianos and Bowery Electric.

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


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