Don’t miss upcoming concerts at MoMA Nights in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at MoMA!
Ex Cops on July 4, 2013, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Ex Cops are: Amalie Bruun, vocals, keyboards; Brian Harding, vocals, guitar; Leif Huckman, bass, vocals; Kai Kennedy, guitar, vocals; Sam Bair, drums
The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.
More about the Music Performance: Ex Cops
Formed in Brooklyn in 2011 by Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun, Ex Cops released True Hallucinations, its debut full-length album, early this year (Other Music label). Working with the producer John Siket, the quintet created a catchy blend of gentle harmonies, chiming guitars, and loose, swinging rhythms. Listeners may detect influences ranging from vintage British and New Zealand indie pop, to Factory Records atmospherics, and closer to home, a little Velvets/Feelies jangle, along with a good dose of classic power-pop and the guitar-heavy sound of Teenage Fanclub. Whatever its influences or precursors, the music of Ex Cops is very much the band’s own, at once classic and modern. In November Spin included the band on its list of the best new artists, and the single “James” has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered. Ex Cops has been on the road since the release, performing at South by Southwest and supporting Bleached.