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New Idea Society - "Summer Lion" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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Friday, Jan 21, 2011
Brooklyn's New Idea Society labor over their indie rock compositions with a strong perfectionist streak and an abiding interest in exploring sonic possibilities and new musical approaches.

Brooklyn’s New Idea Society labor over their indie rock compositions with a strong perfectionist streak and an abiding interest in exploring sonic possibilities and new musical approaches. Chris DeAngelis (piano and synthesizers), Alan Cage (drums), Michael DiBenedetto (bass) and Mike Law (vocals, guitar) spent two years working on their latest album Somehow Disappearing and that’s something of a rarity in these days where the pressing urgency of new media constantly demands new product and “faster and more” seems to be the developing aesthetic. To build out the presentation, the band engaged Andy LeMaster as producer, who has previously twiddled the knobs for the likes of R.E.M. and Bright Eyes. Somehow Disappearing is conceived of as something of a concept album in that it explores through sound the notion of “feeling the last second of a moment”. Ambitious indeed and the effort pays off as on this new video for “Summer Lion”. If you’re in Europe, you can catch the band live on their upcoming tour (dates after the jump).



  
TOUR DATES
JAN 26 Conne Island, Leipzig, GERMANY - 7:00 PM
JAN 27 SCHOKOLADEN, Berlin, DE - 7:00 PM
JAN 28 Az Conni Dresden, Germany, DE - 7:00 PM
JAN 29 Tarnogorskie Centrum Kultury, Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - 7:00 PM
JAN 30 Club Strahov 007, Prauge, CZECH REPUBLIC - 7:00 PM
JAN 31 Muzejka, Brno, CZ - 7:00 PM
FEB 1 KD, Babice, CZECH REPUBLIC - 7:00 PM
FEB 3 Flying Circus, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - 7:00 PM
FEB 4 A38 Ship, Budapest, HU - 7:00 PM
FEB 5 Eiskeller, Hagenberg, AUSTRIA - 7:00 PM
FEB 6 Appartamento Hoffman, CONEGLIANO, TV, ITALY - 7:00 PM
FEB 7 MAGNOLIA CLUB, MILAN, IT - 7:00 PM
FEB 8 Lazzaretto, BOLOGNA, Bologna, ITALY - 7:00 PM
FEB 9 Circolo Caracol, Pisa, Pisa, ITALY - 7:00 PM
FEB10Mariaberg, Rorschach, CH, CH - 7:00 PM
FEB13 Cafe Video, Gent, BE - 7:00 PM
FEB 17 Le Mac Daid’s, LE HAVRE, Haute Norm, FRANCE - 7:00 PM
FEB 18 Le Drugstore, Lille, Nord-Pas-d, FR - 7:00 PM
FEB19 Hafen 2 Festival, Offenbach, GERMANY - 7:00 PM
FEB 21 Astra Stube, Hamburg, GERMANY - 7:00 PM

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