New York, New York–On November 2, Caithlin De Marrais – former bassist/vocalist for “indie rock icons” (SPIN) Rainer Maria – is headlining an album release show to raise awareness for Walmart Free NYC. There has been some early buzz on her new solo album ‘Red Coats,’ which comes out Nov 8 on End Up.
The Village Voice previewed De Marrais’ CMJ show, saying, “The former Rainer Maria frontwoman has a new solo album coming next month, Red Coats, and it reduces her old band’s emo-rock blare to a quieter roar, surrounding de Marrais’ uncommonly expressive singing with tense little clicks and buzzes, slyly destabilizing where Rainer Maria once aimed to knock off socks.”
The NY Times also previewed the show, marking it as a recommended pick: “Ms. De Marrais, the former lead singer of the breezy indie-rockers Rainer Maria, offers sparse, elegiac pop in solo repose.” In addition, The Times Arts Beat blog picked up a Tweet from a raving fan.
Time Out NY calls her an “effortlessly stylish indie crooner.”
WHO: Caithlin De Marrais, formerly of “indie rock icons” (SPIN) Rainer Maria
WHAT: ‘Red Coats’ album release show
WHEN: 7:30, November 2, 2011
WHERE: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (at 5th Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
TICKETS: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
WalmartFreeNYC is a diverse coalition of residents, activists, and elected officials committed to protecting local businesses, creating good jobs, and supporting artistic communities. For more information, visit www.walmartfreenyc.org or www.facebook.com/walmartfreenyc
A number of media outlets have covered the work of WalmartFreeNYC.
Here is a recent feature article in The Brooklyn Rail:
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