New Haven band Death To New England will perform with New York pop band Chariots of Tuna and Southington duo The Sawtelles Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, CT.
Death To England are made up of members of some of New Haven’s best recent — and now defunct — pop bands. Sean Beirne of Joanie Loves Tchotchkes and Battlecats and Jimmy Jude of Battlecats and Lamb Bombs are joined by drummer Blaz. Death To New England play their own brand of blues-inspired rock.
New York City band Chariots of Tuna play lovely baroque alternative pop. Ben Morss’ carefully constructed tunes, delicate falsetto harmonies, loungey vibe, and solid beats recall pop from the Beach Boys to the Shins to the Decembrists and Beck. Morss has also played keyboard on albums by bands such as Cake and Wheatus, and has played with California acid-jazz kings 11:11 at festivals such as SXSW and NXNW.
The Sawtelles are a spare duo, but remarkably complete: Just a drummer and a guitarist manage to fill out a whole spectrum of sound that can be compared to early Traffic, Velvet Underground and Let’s Active. Peter plays guitars, ukulele and sings and Julie plays a stand-up drum kit. The Sawtelles can be seen all over the state of Connecticut playing everywhere from farmer’s markets to intimate shows to opening for up-and-coming indie bands.
Death To New England will perform with Chariots of Tuna and The Sawtelles at Cafe Nine in New Haven Wednesday, Oct. 14. Music starts at 10 p.m. 21+. This is a FREE show.