Fruit and Flowers

Get Carried Away Fest features emerging NYC bands on a yacht on 08.04

Scheduled for August 4th from 4pm to midnight, the third edition of the Get Carried Away Music Festival this year features ten bands, mostly from the NYC area. On the bill also drinks, food and cool Brooklyn wares, all on board of the historic Timeless yacht during the perfect time of year to enjoy those East River breezes to cool off the hot August nights. The festival features mostly female-fronted groups, which is refreshing and also fair, since women have been producing some of the best indie music in recent times.

There's still room for five more artists which will be selected through a special Battle of the Bands contest taking place on June 2 at Kingsland Bar in Greenpoint, 6pm-midnight. Band/artist submissions can be emailed to kelly.isaacs@getcarriedawaymusic.com.

The festival is now offering discount tickets at $65 each to the first 100 festival goers. Tickets are available here and on the festival website. Check out a playlist of the local bands playing this event, streaming below! - Meghan Rose

   

Fruit and Flowers' Hybrid Indie Rock

Fruit and Flowers is a female rock group that doesn’t fit neatly into one genre or one aesthetic. Their work incorporates sonic elements of psych, punk, and garage rock. Shimmery guitars reverberate over rapid punky percussion and fuzzy bass. Vocals are given a tasteful reverb and distortion that sits well with fans of lo-fi/diy slacker rock. Fruit and Flowers don’t want to occupy one sonic niche or space, they strive to exist in them all. No matter what kind of music fan you are, Fruit and Flowers has something to offer you. Be sure to catch their next show at Alphaville on April, 28th.

-Andrew Strader