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Sat Sep 23 // 8:00 pm

A Night at The Violet Sands Hotel

Presented by CAVEAT

“The 10-track LP brims with luscious electro-pop, all guided by Muro’s silky coos and, appropriately, woos.” - Paste Magazine

“...highly infectious, freshly nostalgic, genre-defying gems” - Brightest Young Things

Check in to The Violet Sands Hotel for a brief stay. On Saturday September 23rd, cross the threshold to another time and place, a beacon in a retro-futuristic city surrounded by mysterious desert landscapes. We’ll meet you at the hotel bar, a transient place where a different cast of characters passes through each night. Living different stories, we cross paths at this one place and time - the well-worn traveller, the ingenue dancer, the lovesick poet, a forgotten foe, a stranger from the desert...
Come join the travelers, locals, and hotel staff for an immersive experience with musical performances by Violet SandsTiff Ortiz with Matteo Liberatore, and Son Walker; a reading by author E. J. Mellow, live projections by Brian Bowman and choreography by Andrew Harper.
We encourage you to dress as a Golden-age traveller, desert dweller, Blade Runner-esque futurist, glamorous creature of the night - or come as you are.

Event starts 8pm, doors 7:30pm. 21+



The music of Brooklyn-based Violet Sands is an ethereal soundtrack for a rite of passage, harnessing the alluring vocals of Deidre Muro (Deidre & the Dark, previously of Savoir Adore), the inventive production of David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and the atmospheric guitar-scapes of Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five) to evoke the beauty and struggles of transitioning from one phase of life to another. Their genre-bending music is a fresh and dreamy mix of nostalgia with the present.

After quietly uploading “No Matter What” and “Lift Me Up” to Soundcloud at the start of 2016, Violet Sands organically began to gain listeners and to be featured in emerging music outlets. The likes of PressPlay and HillyDilly noted their modern genre blending of early influences such as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and The Cure with glitch pop, 90s R&B, shoegaze and trap, resulting in a sound “incomparable to anything out.”

The trio decided to release their first two tracks as part of the Strange Attractor EP, which includes “Coming Back” (Noisey premiere), “Modern Ruins” (NYLON music video premiere) and Airy Canary (which garnered lots of love in Noon Pacific’s curated playlist community). The song “No Matter What” continued to gain traction through 2016 - it was featured in a commercial for Spotify’s Party App along with “Lift Me Up,” it was included on a Vinyl Moon limited edition compilation, and it’s surreal music video was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and a 2017 Webby Awards Official Honoree (Music Video Category).

In 2017, Violet Sands returned in a massive way with the release of “Hello, I’m Free” which was the soundtrack to Spotify’s announcement of its Discover Weekly feature. They released their debut album “Hotel” in the summer of 2017, which is also the first full-length release on YouTooCanWoo - the brand new label arm of the group’s long time studio and community in Brooklyn.

Violet Sands: Website / Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

E.J. Mellow is the award-winning author of contemporary fantasy, fantasy, and the occasional action romance—badass heroines being her everyday obsession. With a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, E.J. splits her time between her two loves—visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. has no animals, but loves those that do.
Brian Bowman grew up around horses and still owns a sturdy Navajo blanket. Along with creating live visuals for Violet Sands, he is a creative director at Trollbäck + Company. Life after horses has included projects with Kanye West, Glasser, Tiny Victories, Tycho, Warp Records and Ninja Tune.

Singer-songwriter Tiff Ortiz, formerly lead singer/guitarist of Brooklyn band Throw Vision, nods to quirky indie rock stylings with glimmering hints of soul and jazz. Her songs take on new form in a heartfelt, intimate set with experimental guitar master Matteo Liberatore. She is currently working on her debut solo EP.