Cardinal Sons, Alexis and the Samurai

Simple Play Presents

Cardinal Sons

Alexis and the Samurai

Sat, March 25, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Cardinal Sons
Balancing heavy synth lines and crunchy guitar with steady drums, the three brothers of Cardinal Sons cultivate a sound steeped in the musical identity of their upbringing. Raised in Mississippi and finding a home in New Orleans -- John, Joe, and Dave play danceable, folky, indie rock leavened with three-part harmonies and a left hand for a bass player.

Their debut recording Cardinal Sons Make an EP honors the straightforward, whole-souled creative process that took root among them early on. With the release of their debut came endearing videos, one for "October Rolls," a second for "Underdressed," and later, a fully-animated piece for "Young Guns." The videos showcase their unmistakable dynamic and a quirky, but candid preview of the brothers.

While preparation began for their next recording, Cardinal Sons travelled to NYC in the fall of 2013 and won the NewSong Mountain Stage competition, a national contest based on songwriting and live performance. Their winnings included 10 days of studio time in March 2014 with producer Charlie Sexton (Marc Cohn, Lucinda Williams, Arc Angels), as well a performance at Sundance Film Festival and an upcoming appearance on NPR's Mountain Stage. Out of the sessions with Sexton came the Cardinal Sons follow up, The Echo Choir EP. The five song EP sees the brothers expanding and refining their sound, crafting venerable pop hooks without losing sight of their soulful foundation. The EP is slated for a Summer 2014 release on the back of the lead single, "Day of Summer".
Alexis and the Samurai
Alexis and the Samurai
Exiled after having lost everything in hurricane Katrina, Alexis Marceaux has spent the last decade returning home and building up a career from scratch. The meantime has been hard-fought but fruitful, with appearances at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, SXSW, and several tours of the US and Europe. Alexis and bandmate Sam Craft met in 2009 and initially teamed up for Alexis' sophomore effort Orange Moon (2011). Under the tutelage and engineering of The Polyphonic Spree’s Rick Nelson, the duo drew an all-star cast, 25 of NOLA’s finest musicians of every genre for a big, lush, indie-pop opus with a distinct Louisiana flavor.

Marceaux put out her solo release Dandelion in '09, and its songs were picked up by various television shows (MTV's The Real World, E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and others), but with Orange Moon, she’s elevated herself into a "songwriting force to be reckoned with" (No Depression), securing more media placements, as well as rotation in Starbucks cafés and other stores.

The duo will be on the road in the next several months in support of their brand new LP Move Into View.
Venue Information:
Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115