1228 GORDON Street
8:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
food will win the war
Food Will Win the War
Food Will Win the War is accordion-infused, violin-tinged glockenspiel rock. Their new album, A False Sense of Warmth, features appearances by Judah Dadone (Freelance Whales) on synthesizers and was produced by Jeremy Sklarsky (Weather Vanes, Freelance Whales) and mastered by Sarah Register (Wincing the Night Away, The Shins, Talking Through Tin Cans, The Morning Benders). "Food Will Win the War explores a space Iargely unexplored even in Brooklyn's dense music scene. There's a delicate balance in this music between the fun of surrealist fantasy and the acceptance of life's realities." -The Deli Magazine "NYC's Food Will Win the War crafts tastefully layered alt folk with a chamber rock slant, combining multi-voice harmonies, instrumental embellishments on fiddle, accordion and glock, and sweetly harmonizing vocals. The music that veers from uplifting danceable odes to dreamy melodic and drifting soundscapes." -Creative Loafing Mark Crozer and the Rels
"Awesome! Timeless retro power pop" is how Mark Crozer & The Rels music was recently described on Taxi TV by industry vet Karl Louis. Comparisons have been made to The Lemonheads, The Byrds, Elliott Smith, Teenage Fanclub and The Beatles. Mark began as a solo artist in 1999 with the release of 'Shining Down On Me' in Canada and has subsequently released two further solo albums, an internationally acclaimed EP with his former band International Jetsetters and performed as rhythm guitarist with The Jesus and Mary Chain when they reformed after a 9 year hiatus in 2007. With The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mark performed at festivals such as Coachella, Summersonic in Japan, Rock en Seine in France, V-Fest in Australia, The Late Show with David Letterman, recorded “All Things Must Pass” for the NBC show ‘Heroes’ and headlined club dates in the USA, UK, Japan and Australia. In February 2011, Virginia indie label Planting Seeds Records re-issued Mark’s first two solo albums from and an EP of new material. In the Summer 2011 issue of indie music magazine The Big Takeover (Issue 68), Jack Rabid described ‘To Get To You’ as a “classic, as is a cover of The Cure’s 1985 The Head on the Door’s “A Night Like This,” a treat for fans of Ride’s Carnival of Light. The a-side’s A-Ok, too!" Mark contributed an original Christmas song to North Carolina label Ramseur Records' 2011 holiday release "My Favorite Gifts" appearing alongside The Avett Brothers and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Mark's new band 'Mark Crozer and The Rels' has already become a fixture on the live music scene in Charlotte where it debuted back in April 2012. Their debut album 'Mark Crozer and The Rels' was released mid-April 2012. A follow up mini album 'Relics' and download single 'Broken Out In Love' are also available on i-Tunes, Amazon, EMusic, Bandcamp, etc etc.