SF’s Cathedrals To Play First New York Shows at CMJ
Nominated as Spotify Emerge Artist HERE
Cathedrals @ CMJ details:
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Foundation / 279 Frost Street @ 8pm (FREE w RSVP)
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rubber Tracks / FADER Fort @ 7pm
10/23 – NY, NY @ Santo’s Party House / Neon Gold’s NEW SHAPES @ 10pm (tix)
Next week, the San Francisco duo Cathedrals will play their first ever East Coast shows during CMJ at FADER Fort, Neon Gold’s New Shapes and with the Sugar Cubes light installation featured in their “Unbound” video at their own Brooklyn warehouse gallery, The Foundation. Don’t miss the band live, please find more information HERE.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Cathedrals were 1 of 10 new artists picked for Spotify’s Emerge program, whose previous winners include Bastille, Atlas Genius and Macklemore. Information on how to vote during the 60 day program can be found HERE.
FADER magazine premiered Cathedrals’ debut music video “Unbound” HERE last month. The video is a collaboration with San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Maria Kochetkova and Alex Light‘s Sugar Cubes light sculpture (see piece on Discovery Channel). “Unbound” was created by director Sam Pressman and cinematographer Isaac Bauman (John Legend, Sam Smith, Drake, Blood Orange et. al).
Cathedrals, the San Francisco duo comprised of Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin released their self-titled debut EP on Neon Gold Records last month. The self-titled EP is available digitally as well as on transparent black grape 10″ vinyl including an MP3 download, order HERE.
Interview Magazine premiered the fourth EP single “OOO AAA” HERE, with an interview that dives into the band’s background as a pillar of the San Francisco artist community through Johnny’s warehouse gallery, The SUB.
Cathedrals previously revealed “Harlem” HERE and “Unbound” HERE via their Soundcloud, and both songs shot to the #1 position on the Hype Machine chart in no time. Third single “Want My Love” marked Cathedrals’ first single with esteemed New York pop impresarios Neon Gold Records, as Cathedrals look set to follow in the illustrious footsteps Neon Gold acts before them (Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Gotye, et. al), fitting in beautifully amongst the backdrop of the label’s more recent output (HAIM, Wet) and label founder Lizzy Plapinger’s own rising outfit, MS MR.
Recent praise for Cathedrals:
“An LED Sculpture Dazzles In Cathedrals’ New Music Video. Dreamy debut…” –The Creator’s Project
“…an enigmatic, R&B-infused gem that features Jenkins and Hwin’s haunting vocals. The dichotomy of dark and light within the music makes for a catching, gorgeous track. – Interview Magazine
“…post-Aaliyah mood-making, pulsating bass, gorgeous harmonies, and XX-like guitar-play.” – SPIN Magazine
“…transitioning from psychedelic, distorted riffs to angelic whispers with ease.” – Indie Shuffle
“…San Francisco boy/girl electro-pop duo Cathedrals cast a trifecta of light, love and principle ballerina Maria Kochetkova to set the mood in this new video.” – FADER
Cathedrals – Cathedrals EP
02. In The Dark
03. OOO AAA
05. Want My Love]
Cathedrals – Spotify playlist