ARIEL COLLABORATES WITH WEST VIRGINIA'S LOGAN VENDERLIC
We are super excited to share that Ariel is going into Boston's Plaid Dog Recording this Monday to lay some backing tracks for Logan Venderlic's upcoming Kickstarter funded album. Ariel and Logan met on stage at Club Passim and have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate ever since. Stay tuned for his upcoming record and in the meantime check him out on Bandcamp:
AATU FEATURED IN NEW CAKEWALK APP, SCRATCHPAD
AATU recently paired up with the folks over at Cakewalk and Plaid Dog Recording to promote a new app by Cakewalk called ScratchPad. Check out the video short here:
AATU TO RETURN TO THE MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS DEC 5
We are happy to announce we will be playing our final big Boston show of the year a week from today at The Middle East Downstairs. It's only $10 to get in, all money goes to ARTZ "Artists for Alzheimer's Benefit" and it's an amazing lineup of bands. AATU is planning to take a bit of a hiatus in the new year to work on new material so this will be our last show for a while. Come on down and help us get the celebratory season started!!!!!
AATU TAKES THE STAGE AT CLUB PASSIM WITH STEVEN BARTOLOMEI
Stephen Bartolomei, NY based singer songwriter, will be bringing his soulful songs to Club Passim for the first time. Having shared the stage with greats like Calexico, Destroyer, Centro-Matic & Bright Eyes, Stephen will be playing music from his forthcoming album, "All the Ghosts."
Ariel + the Undertow returns after a sold out show last year, to feature songs from their new self titled record. The show will feature new visual band member Cassie M Seinuk, on "the edisons" and CD's, t-shirts and other enticing merchandise will be on sale. www.facebook.com/aatheundertow
SO YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?
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AATU OPENING FOR PAPER LIONS
We are happy to announce we will be opening for Canadian indie rock band Paper Lions at The Middle East Upstairs June 19th. Canada continues to rock the Boston music scene!
BEING A DIY BAND, SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE INGENUITY AND ELBOW GREASE
Wire: $30 Lights: $75
Awesome homemade marquee backdrop: Priceless
TOAD in CAMBRIDGE 10 pm THIS FRIDAY
TAKE ME HOME NOW UP ON YOUTUBE!
Our new music video is now online for your viewing pleasure
Ariel + the Undertow came to formation towards the end of the lead singer's battle with chronic fatigue syndrome. The illness caused Rubin to quit her job as a photographer and move home where she spent a year sleeping and writing music. "During this period, I was functioning very slowly and each day was a battle to complete the most basic tasks,” recalls Rubin. “I described this to a friend who told me the story of when she nearly drowned. Something about it felt so familiar. She relayed how the harder she fought the current, the quicker it pulled her under. It was only when she stopped struggling that she was raised back to the surface. There was something so beautiful and metaphoric about her description of that moment of letting go.”
This idea resulted in Ariel + the Undertow’s new musical energy and message. "The first lines on our recently released record (on the song titled “Kindness From Strangers”) are ‘Oh Marilyn, Virginia, and Sylvia too/ So bold with such beauty, so filled with the blues/ I’ve idolized and fantasized and got down there too/ But no matter what happens I won't follow you!’ The names reference Marilyn Monroe, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath and it’s both a statement of appreciation for the intense emotion so many artists struggle with and a triumphant refusal to step into darkness and death."