The Listeners have been getting some 2011 airplay on internet radio in the last few months.
OffTheChartsRadio.co.uk featured three songs from the Listeners’ 2nd album “Fix” on Jay Adkin’s New, Unsigned, Alternative show on April 30th – “This is my house (and I am the King),” “Two more hours,” “Only one way out”
Jay also featured three tracks from the Listeners’ 2008 debut album “Lamentations” on his June 5th show –
“Etrain from Queens,” “What the Fortune Teller Said” and Husker Du cover “New Day Rising.”
Vancouver’s LG73 Radio featured three Listeners tracks on Eric Wincentsen’s 21st Century Schizoid Show on June 22nd
Buy Fix on CDBaby and iTunes.
Buy Lamentations on iTunes.
The Listeners album Fix is now listed on AllMusicGuide.com.
The Listeners have been announced on the official performers list for Utica Music Festival Sept 2011 in the first round:
Stay tuned for more details as venues are announced.
The Listeners’ 2nd album “Fix” was reviewed on Indie-music.com:
Brooklyn, NY’s The Listeners are an Alternative Rock trio who know how to rock and with a nice dark edge. Any Alt Rock fan would get off right away on the fantastic cut “Lamentations” which has its roots in the 80’s, 90’s and today. The song has attitude, balls and darkness. Think Joy Division, Echo & Bunnymen, Interpol, Editors and Nick Cave & Bad Seeds, among others. Vocally, you can hear those acts and even Warren Zevon or Glenn Danzig. Really.
“No Silver Bullet” and “Only One Way Out” also share a similar style and have appeal, with “No Silver Bullet” utilizing a heavy, distorted guitar sound something like The Vines or Nirvana. But the vocals are what stand out the most with this band. The dark echo of Danzig is especially heard on “No Silver Bullet”. This is what Alternative Rock should actually sound like.
Review by Peter Braidis, Indie-music.com
The Listeners are have confirmed their time slot for Utica Music Festival in upstate New York this fall.
The Listeners will play at 8pm Friday September 17th at Kozar’s Grill, 1000 Sunset Avenue, Utica, NY 13502.
The festival takes place between the 16th and 18th of September and will showcase some of the best unsigned bands from around the US and abroad, along with Utica city’s hottest restaurant foods and attractions.
Hundreds of performers will showcase their music in bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants all over the city. The event center is held at the Hotel Utica in downtown Utica.
The Listeners were just added to this great benefit show to raise awareness and funds for the families of the victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster that struck Montcoal, West Virginia back in April. Hope you can make it!!
Sunday, June 20 at 7:00pm
289 Kent Ave (Between s. 1st and s. 2nd streets), Brooklyn, NY
Doors 7pm, Listeners due to play around 9pm but come check out the other bands and events!
The Listeners recorded their 2nd album in February, April, and May of 2010 at Seaside Lounge Studios in Park Slope Brooklyn, working with sound engineer Josh Clarke to record 11 songs.
The Listeners are assessing options for mastering the tracks for a near-future release date.
The Listeners want to thank everyone who caught our shows this weekend at Bar Matchless, Brooklyn, and Local 269, Manhattan. We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. Stay tuned for details of summer gigs!
The Listeners are scheduled for a third session at Seaside Lounge Studios on May 17th. We plan to record three more songs to complete a 10 song 2nd album.
We think these three songs will round out the album:
– Two more hours
– This is my house (and I am the king)
– Only one way out
In our last session we ran the tape for our warm-up, which produced a great version of “PleasurePain.” We think we’ll use the same approach with “Lamentations,” the un-used title track from our first album: we just weren’t happy enough with the take of “Lamentations” in our April 2008 session at Mercy Studios Manhattan, and we feel the song deserves a second chance at recording. If we can grab a good take of it, it could make a perfect 11th track for the 2nd album.