Anxieteam curated a mini festival of upbeat, electronic-tinged bands at the popular Ludlow St snug Cakeshop.
Audio delights promised a return good energy and wide toothy grins on the Lower East side, collecting together a new wave of young bands emerging from the gloomy downturn of the late Noughties with vim, brilliance and reliance.
Anxieteam is the new collaboration of internationally renown artists Jim Avignon (Germany) and Jon Burgerman (UK). Splicing together merry pop melodies coupled with dry, sardonic lyrics, Anxieteam masterfully coax audiences into their colourful, bouncy world of catchy songs about modern day anxieties, longing and salads. ‘Let’s Eat Soya’ is their ridiculously infectious, anthemic dance declaration of smutty love in a meat-free-world whereas the Creedence Clearwater Revival sample heavy ‘I’ve Forgotten’ is a curiously blazing rock-workout response to CCR’s popular ‘Susie Q’.
Accompanying Anxieteam was the indie boy, loop-based R&B of Rifle Recoil, the stuttering, sultry, soulful grooves of Peach and the twinkling digital dreamscapes of NY based Dorako.
A small selection of merchandise was available on the night…