Calvin Love, las Rosas

July 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm | South Street Seaport | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Since the press widely dubbed him an “artist to watch” in 2012 with his debut New Radar LP, thanks largely to his casual knack for pop hooks and wild child experimentalism, Love returns with the “Cool” single with some new tricks in his bag. Expanding his operation with a full band, there’s a new freedom that’s becoming on him with charismatic certitude to his delivery. Pucker up. He’s a dreary rebel of David Lynch or Jim Jarmusch’s making, wrapping you around his finger like a space-lounge James Brown. Over Latin bongo beats and a soul breakdown, he hoots, It can get so cold at night. Wonder be what keeps us warm.

Las Rosas began in the back room of a non-legal living establishment in Long Island City Queens where drummer Christopher declared his idea to start playing the songs that Jose had written in Texas following the liquefaction of his previous band Harlem. It soon became clear they needed a bass player and succeeded in convincing Jose Aybar of four Wild Yaks of Brooklyn into joining them.

They quickly caught the attention of Burger Records, who then released their debut recording “Flower In The Sun” on cassette, in October of 2013. Since then, they’ve been traveling the U.S. in their sea-foam van and recording new songs concerning the heart, police, foul moods, and True Friendship.

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