CROSS-POLLINATION XCIV - TUES MAY 2ND - 7:30-10 PM
THE PRIMMS
THE UPWELLING

In the winter of 2005, English four-piece The PRiMMS transplanted themselves from the UK to NYC. Since that time, they have quickly gained a foothold on the rock scene, showcasing their sound that is richer and more three-dimensional than you're your typical four-man band. The soaring vocals above the heavy yet catchy guitar riffs create a dramatic landscape of sound. Along with the thick bass lines and inventive drumming, The PRiMMS' sound comes together as beautifully melodic yet heavy and jagged.

"This new UK band did the unthinkable and moved their whole operation to NYC... Now that these four boys live in NYC, their dark and epic sound fits the city's landscape. Fans of Muse, Interpol, and early Radiohead ("The Bends") will not be able to stop listening to these early songs. So catch them now before everyone knows about our new little secret band." Crashin'In

Brooklyn based three-piece band the Upwelling (Brothers Josh and Ari Ingber and keyboardist/foot pedal bassist Conor Heffernan) impress with their full sound. Both the self-titled EP and the band's live show project a fullness that overwhelms and enraptures listeners, almost hypnotizing them with crescendos that define the Upwelling sound. The band's commanding, emotive and intellectual style reference bands like Pink Floyd, the Police and Leonard Cohen.

The Upwelling have garnered critical acclaim, industry attention as well as respect from their musical peers. Upwelling EP reached a top 1% ranking on Garageband.com. Most impressive, the Upwelling was designated as the first unsigned band and first EP ever on Virgin Megastore's "Virgin Recommends" series. The band has headlined Mercury as part of the CMJ Music Marathon and has showcased at the venerable SxSW in Austin. Spin.com recognized them as band of the day and nominated them as one of fifteen finalists for Band of the Year 2005.

"Their hypnotizing live show gained momentum at [2005's] South by Southwest festival and at various spots across the U.S., further cementing their reputation as a band that can make you feel groovy while still packing a punch." -- Spin.com

LISTEN TO THE PRIMMS LISTEN TO THE UPWELLING
CROSS-POLLINATION XCIV ::: Tuesday, MAY 2ND
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE PRIMMS | purevolume.com/theprimms | myspace.com/primms
8:45 - THE UPWELLING
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE PRIMMS & THE UPWELLING!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero