Flagship to Play School Night at Brooklyn Bowl, 5/11
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Fresh off of their nationwide Three of Clubs tour, Flagship will be playing School Night at Brooklyn Bowl on May 11. In addition, the band has confirmed that they will be heading oversees to play Communion and Camden Rocks Music Festival in London as well as European dates. Details to follow.
Flagship's self-titled debut comes on the heels of 2012's Blackbush EP and is out now on Bright Antenna Records. The album and is garnering critical acclaim-Consequence of Sound praises the album's "pastoral folk rock graces of bands like Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, with occasional detours into wide-eyed pop catharsis" and American Songwriter describes the band as "reminiscent of the best of The National and old school U2." The new album was recorded with celebrated producer Ben Allen, best known for his work with Animal Collective, Washed Out and Youth Lagoon. Of the sessions Allen said, "It's really satisfying as a producer to hear the song sound complete and epic right when it's being recorded live, as opposed to having to edit, tweak and mix until it feels that way."
In 2011 solo singer, songwriter and guitarist Drake Margolnick joined local musicians Matthew Padgett (guitar, backing vocals), Michael Finster (drums, programming) and Grant Harding (keys) forming Flagship. In 2012, Christopher Comfort joined on bass. The band has become a staple of their hometown club scene and was voted Best Local Band for Charlotte Magazine's 2013 Bob Awards.
FLAGSHIP TOUR DATES:
May 11 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
June 1 - London, UK - Camden Rocks Music Festival
June 2 - London, UK - Communion