Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CMJ 2014 Showcase This Friday (10/24) - Anyway Records / OhioNYC at Passenger Bar (Brooklyn)

We'll be at CMJ this Friday, October 24 at Passenger Bar in Brooklyn. The Receiver is on at 8:30pm and there is NO COVER! Come out and hang with us!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All Burn - The Mug and Brush Sessions

The Receiver recently recorded a couple stripped-down versions of new songs off their new upcoming album (Spring 2015) for The Mug and Brush Sessions in Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

*Free Show* This Thursday (7/3) at Fourth Street Bar & Grill

The Receiver will be at Fourth Street Bar & Grill (4th St/16th Ave) this Thursday (7/3)for CD102.5's Local Love Showcase. This show is free and music won't be starting until 11pm. Come on out after the fireworks! Also on the bill will be Damn The Witch Siren.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sensory Overload: The Receiver and Operators Dial Up a Connection

It felt like a missed opportunity when some phone company didn’t sign up to sponsor a recent Double Happiness show pairing long-running locals The Receiver and Operators, a newborn trio featuring Dan Boeckner (Divine Fits, Wolf Parade) and C-bus resident/drummer Sam Brown. Fittingly, brothers Casey (bass/vocals) and Jesse Cooper (drums/backing vocals) of The Receiver kicked off the evening with a 35-minute set of lush, synth-smeared prog-pop built around lyrics that often sounded like a phone conversation between onetime lovers. While the lyrics tended to betray a crisis of confidence, the music itself never wavered, the pair utilizing live loops to craft dense patchworks that moved effortlessly between swaggering (“Visitor”) and shattered (the symphonic “All Burn,” where the bassist delivered his words like a defeated fighter attempting to slowly pull himself up off the mat). The brothers Cooper split their set equally between old songs and unreleased numbers off their recently completed new album, which the two are currently in the midst of shopping around to labels in the hopes of seeing an official release sometime later this year. The best of these new tracks — “Collector” and the glitchy, percussive “Transit” — underpinned the pair’s growing rhythmic sensibilities with warm, flowering synthesizer that owed at least some debt to Casey Cooper’s recent work scoring films for director Jennifer Reeder. It’s a performance that (rightfully) earned praise from Boeckner, who spent a portion of the pair’s set positioned directly in front of the stage, bobbing along as atmospheric dissonance bled into pulsating turns like “Castles in the Air.” “You have good bands in this town,” the native Canuck said as Operators’ too-short, 40-minute set wound down. Though only partial residents (Brown lives here, and the trio recorded portions of its still-to-be-released debut in the basement of his Clintonville home), it’s definitely worth adding Operators to the list. The band’s set — dominated by dark dance-rock numbers — leaned heavily on corrosive analog synths and Brown’s malleable kit work. In Divine Fits, the drummer embraces a more minimalist style, but here he was cut loose, bashing through aggressive, punk-inspired rumblers (the terse, tense “The Shape of Things to Come” — one of only a handful of songs where Boeckner deployed his guitar) and pulling back for more skittish, groove-oriented turns where the three-piece transformed the cramped venue into a sweaty discotheque. By Andy Downing Columbus Alive From the May 15, 2014 edition Read the full article HERE!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Columbus Alive Features Casey Cooper's New EP In This Week's Issue

Casey Cooper's new EP, "And I Will Rise" comes out next Tuesday (4/8). Check out the feature and interview in this week's Columbus Alive HERE!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Casey Cooper's solo EP, "And I Will Rise" Set To Be Released April 8

We're excited to announce Casey Cooper will be releasing a solo EP of ambient electronic pieces, entitled, "And I Will Rise" on April 8. Preorders for the album can be placed HERE!