Announce US Tour in Support of Debut, Self-Titled Record, Out Now on Cardboard Records!
A great solo debut. - Dusted Magazine
The results are addictive - Pitchfork
A consummate bedroom production, the record fizzes and shivers with atmospheric pop that theorizes a lo-fi, catastrophically stoned TV On The Radio. - The Onion AV Club
Addictively noisy but ultimately listenable, Shooting Spires is another quality release from Warshaw’s head. - XLR8R
Shooting Spires is the bedroom art-pop project of BJ Warshaw, bassist and vocalist for Parts & Labor. Retreating from the Brooklyn stalwarts and their extroverted noise-punk, his self-titled debut album is an agoraphobic mix of soaring choruses and tormented electronics, fueled on Brian Eno, Boredoms and Peter Gabriel. Warshaw showcases his ability to harness drone, noise, tweaked electronics and singed circuits: the violent hum of Sunroof! juxtaposed against hooks catchy enough for fans of TV On The Radio.
Warshaw fuses off-kilter electronic beats, oscillator blips, glitchy loops, toy keyboards, distorted guitars, saxophone, drums and found percussion. All of this is the therapeutic underscore to lyrics about failed relationships ("Embers"), redemption in the face of seemingly inescapable cycles ("Quarantine"), the persistent threat of personal and global catastrophe ("Alive And Well") and finding solace in decay ("Right").
Despite the lush sound and emotional breadth of Shooting Spires, all 10 tracks were written, recorded and performed by Warshaw in a windowless, ventilation-deficient bedroom during a two and a half month self-imposed retreat during the winter of 2007. Since then, Shooting Spires has an expanded into a four piece band to tour the United States in February 2008.
"Shooting Spires" tracklist:
4. Alive And Well
5. A Million Drops
6. Hollow Yell
7. Sky For A Sea
8. Silent Alarms
10. At Last At Least
Shooting Spires Live!
Feb 12 2008 Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Feb 13 2008 Bug Jar Rochester
Feb 14 2008 Bourbon St. Columbus, Ohio
Feb 15 2008 MoCA Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 16 2008 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois w/ A Tundra
Feb 17 2008 Mix Tapes East Moline, Illinois
Feb 18 2008 Bilken Club St. Louis, Missouri w/ HEALTH
Feb 19 2008 Cinemat Bloomington, Indiana w/ Gravitas, Mouth Breather
Feb 20 2008 Void Skateshop Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 21 2008 Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
Feb 22 2008 Werehouse Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Feb 23 2008 Spazzitorium Greenville, North Carolina
Feb 24 2008 The Camel Richmond, Virginia w/ Bermuda Triangles
Feb 25 2008 Velvet Lounge Washington DC, Washington DC
Feb 26 2008 Talking Head Baltimore, Maryland w/ WZT Hearts, Video Hippos
Feb 27 2008 Danger Danger Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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