Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hank & Cupcakes To Play Pianos, Saturday, 7/17

Brooklyn based duo Hank & Cupcakes will be at Pianos on the LES this Saturday, July 17. They’re on at 11PM and it’ll cost you 10 greenbacks. Their live shows have created a lot of buzz so mark your calendars.

I posted a video for their cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” (below in case you missed it) a couple of weeks ago. The song is from their brilliantly fun, sexy, self-titled Hank & Cupcakes EP which is available on their website. The record kicks off with the infectious and bass driven “Ain’t No Love.” It's my favorite of the lot but the whole EP is hot so picking a favorite is hard and pointless! If "Ain't No Love" and “Pleasure Town” don’t get you up and shaking your booty, you might want to check to see if you have cement in your drawers. I recommend this one folks.

Hank and Cupcakes, Brooklyn’s buzz worthy drum and bass duo, rock out on their new self-titled EP with four rhythmically dense tracks and one video that showcase their innovative sound. When Hank & Cupcakes take the stage, their infectious energy dominates the room, generating a fierce groove that immediately has the crowd up and moving. First time fans may find themselves scrutinizing the stage, looking in vain for the guitar player that seems to be filling out the band's sound, but it's just Hank & Cupcakes. Since arriving in Brooklyn from Israel a little more than a year ago, Hank and Cupcakes have captivated New York with an explosive show noted for its simmering sexuality, irresistible dance pulse, and hard to pigeonhole sound. “If I had to define it, I’d call the music experimental minimalist pop,” Hank says. “We’re trying to make pop music without having a pop sound.” Taking the best from all worlds, Hank & Cupcakes have managed to create a new hybrid of music. Tours de force cross between The Ting Tings and Yeah Yeah Yeah's, rock without guitars, pop without synthesizers.