Sounds Like: Elliott Smith, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Spoon, Bright Eyes
Bio: St. Van Cortlandt and the 101 is a 6-piece band from New York that writes memorable yet thoughtful songs about whatever the hell they goddamn feel like. Their grandiose and intricate sound, which never comes at the cost of clarity, is made up of layer upon layer of melody, harmony, and needle-poi...See Full Bio
Our next show is Friday, May 22 at The Bowery Electric in NYC! We're on at 7:00pm! $8 advance, $10 at the door!
"Songs without Faces, Friends without Words is an album which, on first hearing, would make the listener think that here was some lo-fi indie folk. But you would be wrong. This sound is deliberate. Multi-tracked vocals and guitars are not something you can achieve on a cheap boombox in your bedroom. And this album mixes folk with a whole host of other influences that you wouldn't think would go together well ... Quite how St Van Cortlandt and the 101 manage to cram so much into their sound is quite remarkable. Some of the tracks are so thick with sound that they could almost be ‘heavy', a sensation enhanced by the production ... Never mind Sufjan Stevens thinking about making an album for each and every state in the US - this is all fifty states rolled into a single album. The album could as easily take you on a journey across the idiosyncratic features of the USA or lock you in a basement with a geek on Facebook and let you discover the world from there."