Stateside Presents

THE NEW DIVISION / NITE

THE NEW DIVISION / NITE

Another Green World

Tue, September 25, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

THE NEW DIVISION
THE NEW DIVISION
The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic Musician/Producer John Glenn Kunkel. What began as a college bedroom project in Riverside, CA was eventually met with critical success in the winter 2011 debut E.P., “The Rookie.” A few months later, the first full-length record entitled “Shadows,” was declared "album of the year" by several renowned music tastemakers and garnered the band an international following. "Night Escape," which was released as the second E.P. in 2012, shifted gears with the project’s songcraft. Sonically, it featured a more developed and refined dance-oriented sound encompassing lush expansive instrumentation and brighter tonalities. An appearance by the Greek Balearic outfit Keep Shelly in Athens, and the unprecedented success of the second single “Kids” paved a new vantage point for the act. In 2014, the sophomore LP "Together We Shine" was the culmination of 2 years of hard work and utter chaos. By 2015 The New Division released the hybrid organic and electronic record, "Gemini" marking the first collaboration with F.J. DeSanto who co-produced the record alongside Kunkel. Their work together further continued on the synth-laden 2017 EP, "Precision." In the midst of changing tides, The New Division is now back with its latest meticulously crafted work, "FADER" - a 6 track EP that blends future pop aesthetic, analog dance beats, and dark atmospheres - serving up the hybrid noir-pop sound the outfit has been known to deliver time and time again.
NITE
NITE are Canadian-born twin brothers, Kyle and Myles Mendes, based in Dallas, TX. The duo create a unique hybrid of electronic-tinged rock with a nod to 80’s-influenced dream-pop. Kyle and Myles’ powerful dueling vocals might remind oneself of Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, with a delivery of tasteful guitar hooks amidst bright synthesizers and throbbing drum machines.

NITE completed two full tours within North America in 2016 with Seabound (Germany) and The Foreign Resort (Denmark), and continue to keep their eyes on the next touring opportunity with their sights set on Europe. They have been humbled to share the stage on a number of occasions with artists such as Midge Ure of Ultravox, Howard Jones, Clean Bandit, The Griswolds, A Flock of Seagulls, Small Black, The Alarm, and many more. In July 2017, NITE released a new album, Reborn, on Cleopatra Records, which features the songs "Dreamer", "Godless City", and "I Long 4 U", as a follow-up to their 2014 self-release, I Am Not Afraid. Fall 2018 will see NITE release their third album on Cleopatra Records.
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/