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FILTER Magazine and Øya Festival CMJ Party

October 5, 2010


FILTER Magazine and Øya Festival CMJ Party

Fill out the info below to RSVP for the FILTER Magazine and Øya Festival CMJ 2010 party on Friday, October 22nd at Public Assembly.  First come first serve at the door.

8pm-2am @ Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Check out more info on the artists from our amazing line-up below:

Crayon Fields (Australia)
Crayon Fields are a four-piece Melbourne based band signed to the labels Chapter Music and Rallye. They have been described as having an artful naïve-pop aesthetic and as lo-fi. The line up consists of singer-songwriter Geoff O'Connor on vocals and guitar, Brett Hudson on bass guitar, Chris Hung on second guitar, Synthesizer and percussion and Neil Erenstrom on drums. O'Connor also has a solo side-project, recording as Sly Hats, signed to Nervous Jerk Records, with one album to date: Liquorice Night. O'Connor has since dropped the 'Sly Hats' moniker and begun recording and performing his solo material as 'Geoffrey O'Connor'.

Marit Larsen
According to Norwegian Singer/Songwritter Marit Larsen she creates "pop music with no rules." Previously one part of the duo M2M, she decided to go solo at the age of 19. Her first album released off of EMI in 2006, Under the Surface, debuted at #3 on the Norweigian album charts and certified gold after just 3 weeks. Larsen followed up that with The Chase in 2008. The first single, "If a Song Could Get Me You," debuted at #1 on the Norwegian singles charts.

Susanne Sundfør
Norwegian singer/songwritter Susanne Sundfør has her very own style of mixing jazz and classical music with pop. When she released her debut album in Norway in 2007 it went sold gold and in 2008 she won a Norwegian Grammy for Best Female Artist. Her newest album, The Brothel, was released by EMI in March 2010 and went straight to #1 on the Norwegian album chart and stayed in the top 10 for nearly 2 months.

Morning Teleportation
Morning Teleportation is a five-piece psychedelic band based out of Portland, Oregon. They create high-powered, tripped-out dance-offs and sing-alongs using energetic instrumentation that includes banjo, talkbox, synthesizer, trumpet, and theremin. Their debut album was produced by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and is soon to be released on his Glacial Pace Recordings.

Oh Land
Oh Land is a peculiar new cinematic electropop Dane who recently sailed across the sea to the artistic haven of Brooklyn, NY. With an opera singer for a mother, a theater organist for a father and Björk's Homogenic on constant rotation, Oh Land was enraptured by the combination of experimental and classical arts. "My goal is to sound like I'm from 2050, but still feel really classic, like the music is an old friend," said Oh Land. She spent her days pirouetting as a ballet dancer at the Danish Royal Ballet Academy when an injury forced her to reinvent herself and discover her true talent and passion as a musician. Oh Land was discovered by remixer/DJ/producer Kasper Bjørke and soon released her first album, Fauna, which garnered critical acclaim in her homeland of Denmark. Her soundscapes are lavish, crunchy, symphonic, brute and captivated with rhythms that fly apart. She translates the sounds live via her "contraption" - a homemade one-woman-band music box topped with balloon video projections (seeing is believing). Her music is for movement and new songs such as the thumping "Sun of a Gun" and euphoric "White Nights" have proven to make even the most portentous get up and dance. Having been discovered by Epic Records at 2009's SXSW, she is currently putting the finishing touches on her US debut album and an EP to be released this fall.

Taking its name from the novel Catch 22, indie rock band Snowden includes Chandler Rentz (drums), Corinne Lee (bass, keyboard), David Payne (guitar), and Jordan Jeffares (vocals, guitar, keyboard). Snowden had its start in 2004 in Jeffares' bedroom during his senior year in college. The demo recordings impressed Jeffares' brother, who introduced him to like-minded musicians. Now a quartet, the band found local success with a self-released EP, which encouraged them to travel to New York for shows. The effort paid off, and Snowden found themselves opening for groups such as the Unicorns, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Arcade Fire. The band's debut LP, Anti-Anti was released on Jade Tree in August 2006 and features production by Erik Wofford (Explosions in the Sky, My Morning Jacket).

The Øya Festival (Oslo, Norway)
The Øya Festival is by music lovers, for music lovers, with a focus on presenting a cutting-edge program with a big Scandinavian heart. The Festival is held in a Medieval Park in Oslo, Norway every August, and features such diverse artists as Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Band of Horses, Wilco, Municipal Waste, The Bronx, Röyksopp and Fever Ray. "This is a gem of a festival." - The New York Times