Tortoise: TNT + Emily Wells with Metropolis Ensemble
Tortoise and Emily Wells with Metropolis Ensemble will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.
The legendary experimental rock band Tortoise will play its “weirdly beautiful and impossible to pin down” (Pitchfork) 1998 masterpiece TNT start to finish. Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Dan Bitney, John Herndon, Doug McCombs, John McEntire, and Jeff Parker, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica, and minimalism throughout its revered and influential six-album discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly, their own.
Emily Wells “works in the space between art-pop and neoclassical chamber music” (New Sounds with John Schafer). The Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist is here with the Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble, who appear on her ethereal new album This World Is Too _____ For You.