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Callers lands 3 week residency at Union Pool in March

It’s the commanding duo of vocalist Sara Lucas and musician Ryan Seaton that gives Callers their driving power-pop sound and provides a forceful backbone to the group. The Brooklyn- Providence foursome released their third full-length album “Reviver” in late 2012, with Seaton’s expertly crafted arrangements filling around Lucas’ earthy, abounding vocals. In honor of the latest release, Callers will be hitting up Union Pool in Williamsburg for a March residency for three consecutive Thursdays, beginning March 7. The stint will include appearances with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and Fang Island, as well as a few promised “surprise guests” in between. - Devon Antonetti

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Callers plays Music Hall of W'Burg on 09.20 + tours Europe with Dirty Projectors

Callers is one of those bands we've been following for friggin' ages (well, let's not exaggerate, 3-4 years maybe...) and often wondered how long their status of "Best Kept NYC Secret" would last. It's probably time for it to end - surely their upcoming European tour with Dirty Projectors will help in this regard.

Featuring one of the most beautiful female voices in Brooklyn, the band, originally a duo, has now ventured into a quartet format with the addition of drums and keyboards. The preview single Heroes (streaming below) features a fuller sound, but mostly... a faster one. Indeed, the track represents a steep increase in terms of BPM if compared to the band's material we are familiar with, but the songwriting quality is there, together with the top notch delivery. Sara Lucas' blue soprano here almost sounds like Joni Mitchell from the Hejira period, when the Canadian songwriter's youthful enthusiasm started to be contaminated by the understanding that adult life is full of sadness, which conjured up one of the most beautifully melancholic records ever made. These contradicting forces are also at work in this song, where the dancey rhythm section lifts our mood, while Sara's blue notes and lyrics keep our thoughts wondering about the mysteries of life. See Callers at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 09.20 with Wye Oak. - Read a 2011 Deli interview with Callers here.

Mp3: Callers - "Heroes"

 

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Callers announces third album for October

There's a surprise 'round every corner and corners in plenty to be found on Brooklyn-via-New Orleans duo Callers' third album 'Reviver'. When you think you're about to comfortably dive into some light-hearted pop the skippy beat breaks down; once you're settled in the groove, Sara Lucas' soulful R'n'B vocals pierce through and you're heading towards memories of Motown classics but then, as you begin to be seduced by her sultry tones, a barely-there punk cadence or jerky rhythm kicks in and you're in for 'something completely different'.

Fact is though, all twists and turns flow seamlessly, and the experimental dexterity with which Sara & Ryan drift back and forth between one another's influences would make any middle-ground, if they were to seek one... well to put it bluntly, a waste of creative potential. The album only comes out October 9th via Partisan Records, but here's a teaser for you, streaming below; meanwhile, you can catch Callers as they head back to NYC in the course of their current tour, on September 20th at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg. - Tracy Mamoun

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