News and MP3 : BKLYN1834 Announces Compilation_01 for 11/13 and Single from Saint Ballantine (sene + Andrew Thomas Reid) – “Enough”
Talent Incubator Releasing First Project, a 7 song EP That Spans From Electronica to Folk to Indie Pop and More
Critical Praise for BKLYN1834:
“Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand”- New York Times
“There seems to be a resurgence in music collectives, rather than formal bands, lately. However, BKLYN1834 is far from the ordinary collective. BKLYN1834 is a Victorian mansion based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn that 7 musicians, artists, producers, photographers, and creators currently call home. ” – Pigeons and Planes
“BKLYN1834, housed in “Industry City, Brooklyn,” an ultra-hip complex for fledgling companies to develop, are a highly collaborative group of photographers, filmmakers, musicians and animators who are all part of the elusive millennial audience themselves.” – Forbes
BKLYN1834, a Victorian mansion based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn that houses seven musicians, artists, producers, photographers, and creators, is announcing the release of their first compilation album entitled, Compilation_01 on November 13th. Compiled of seven songs, the compilation ranges from indie pop to electronic to folk, with artists Saint Ballantine, Sanctuary Sound, NΔTIONS, ATR777, Bobby Only, and Foe Destroyer. They are also releasing the first single, which features Saint Ballantine, which is compiled of Sene from the duo denetia and sene, (both former residents of 1834 who met while living as roommates) and the creative director of 1834, Andrew Thomas Reid. Pigeons and Planes premiered their song, “Enough” and described it as a “low-key track that smoothly mixes soulful voices, electronic synths, primal drums, and crucial guitar chords until it reaches an even blend.”
The “Clubhouse” as it’s often referred to, is based on the salon-like atmosphere of Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit and Gertrude Stein’s home in Paris, where artists and creatives could live together in a nurturing, co-op style situation, bouncing ideas off each other and collaborating one another. The house is self-contained as it houses a video/photographer and someone who creates their merch. The purpose of the house is to provide a space for these artist to live, write, record, and document with each other. They have housed over 50 artists since its inception. Previous and current BKLYN1834 residents have worked with Prince, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Snarky Puppy, Theophilus London, Freddie Gibbs, Pharaohe Monch, among others and have worked directly with Converse, the iconic New York Times building, Pepsi, Apple, and more. Compilation_01 is the first in a series of EP’s 1834 plans to release.
BKLYN1834 Compilation_01 Tracklisting:
- “One Clear Thought” – Sanctuary Sound
- “Enough” – St. Ballentine (Sene and ATR)
- “Planned Out World” – NΔTIONS
- “Down to Be Your Man” – ATR777
- “Dropping Hints” – Bobby Only
- “My Ways” – NΔTIONS
- “Unconditional Love” -Foe Destroyer
Listen to Saint Ballantine “Enough” here: https://soundcloud.com/bklyn1834/saint-ballantine-enough
Buy “Enough” here: http://smarturl.it/sb-enough-itu
Check out the Pigeons and Planes premiere here: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2015/09/premiere-saint-ballantine-enough/
BKLYN1834 is a talent incubator for young artists who live together in a co-op style Victorian Home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn and create music, art, videos, comedy, and other creative content. Modeled after the salon-like atmosphere of Hitsville U.S.A. and Gertrude Stein’s home, founding resident and creative director of BKLYN134, Andrew Thomas Reid, traveled to Nicaragua and Spain to convince friends to move into the house in the summer of 2009.
BKLYN1834 supports young artists by providing them with a place to live, write, record and produce content in a creative and collaborative environment. Previous and current BKLYN1834 residents have worked with Prince, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Snarky Puppy, Theophilus London, Freddie Gibbs, Pharaohe Monch, Denitia and Sene, among others. Fittingly nicknamed “The Clubhouse,” the community has housed over 50 residents since its inception.
BKLYN1834’s long-term goal is to create a network of similar clubhouses across the country and around the world. By continuing to produce digital content in-house, we want to create a global community where artists, fans, and brands can all engage.
With more and more brands recognizing the value of authentic grassroots ideas that appeal to 18-34 yr olds, BKLYN1834 has already been tapped for collaborations by Pepsi, Converse, Apple and Blackstone Realty. Forbes called BKLYN1834 “a tool every marketer should have in its back pocket.”
New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/nyregion/brooklyn-communal-cool-the-brand.html
Huffington Post Live story: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/5314e6c802a760638200085f