Live Concert Photography: Summer Heart with Brothertiger and Pleasure Prince at The Knitting Factory 2/21/19
Throughout the course of this site’s nine-plus year history, I’ve managed to write quite bit about the internationally renowned, Malmo, Sweden-born, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer and electronic music artist David Alexander, best known as Summer Heart.
Now, as you may recall, over the course of the past year, Alexander released a batch of singles in a single-of-the-month series that he dubbed 12 Songs of Summer. According to Alexander, the series allowed him to “show people what I am currently working on instead of what I was doing two years ago, which can be the case if you release an album. It’s definitely a way of challenging myself, thinking less and having more fun creating music!”
Earlier this year, Alexander performed a headlined career-spanning set at The Knitting Factory, which featured songs from his 12 Songs of Summer. Opening the night was Alexander’s frequent tour mate, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based electronic music producer and artist John Jagos, best known as Brothertiger and Brooklyn-based synth pop duo Pleasure Prince. Check out photos from the show below.
John Jagos is an Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based electronic musician and producer, best known as Brothertiger. Jagos started Brothertiger while he was a sophomore at Ohio State University. His Brothertiger debut, Vision Tunnels EP was released to critical praise from the likes of No Fear of Pop and Pitchfork. And with the release of third EP Out of Touch, which featured “Out of Touch” and “Beyond The Infinite,” Jagos further cemented his reputation for a sound that seems to draw influence from Tears for Fears, St. Lucia, Washed Out and In Ghost Colours-era Cut Copy but while centered round a metaphorical jungle of emotional states — tribulation, despair, fatigue, serenity, joy. tranquility and so on. His latest effort, A Chain of Islands was released earlier this year. Much like the night’s headliner, Brothertiger’s set was a career-spanning set that centered around his most recent release.
Pleasure Prince is a Brooklyn-based downtempo synth pop/dream pop duo, comprised of multi-instrumentalists and producers Lilly Scott and William Duncan. The act can trace their origins to when Scott and Duncan relocated to New York in 2014. By the following year, they released two singles “No Work Today” and “You Look Good To Me,” both of which received praise nationally for cinematic yet sultry pop sound while at points touching upon sci fi themes.