Brooklyn’s THE ART OF SHOOTING will be hitting the West Coast next month for the first time since the release of their debut full-length, TRAVELING SHOW. Following a hometown CMJ showcase at Alphabet Lounge on Oct 19th, Kelly Irene Corson & THE ART OF SHOOTING opens a show at Maxwell’s with one of her first band crushes Betty Serveert on Nov 3rd.
“When I was 21,” exclaims Corson, “I would drive around Detroit screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs just as loud as I do today. In fact, when we formed this band, the only artist all of us had in common was Bettie Serveert.” After that the band heads west and takes the TRAVELING SHOW from LA up to Seattle through November.
The Big Takeover asserts, “The Art of Shooting teases the line between angst and placid, resulting in a form of tension acts like Sonic Youth revel in,” and Time Out NY attests, “Art-punk outfit The Art of Shooting plays spacey, shimmering rock songs accented by the elegant vocals of lead singer Kelly Irene Corson.”
Earlier this year, Kelly Irene took some time to talk to NPR about “Being A Woman Musician Today,”
and told a story to BLURT involving, “A pet rabbit, a spaz dog and a cleavage-loving baby chick.”
Whether front-woman Kelly Irene Corson is singing about tough childhood memories, a kidnapping or abusive adult relationships, “She revisits all the nervy pressure points that made Siouxsie and the Banshees and its splinter group The Creatures so damn enjoyable,” applauds Under The Radar.
TRAVELING SHOW is an intensely personal work for The Art Of Shooting’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Kelly Irene Corson, who growls, shrieks and hums with a vibrato vocally evocative of Siouxsie Sioux and Chrissie Hynde balanced with the tenderness and vulnerability of St. Vincent and Feist.
“What separates The Art of Shooting from its peers is the band’s gauzy way of exploring new ground,
being playful and biting one minute, and languorous and twee, the next.”
– Gregory Robson, Absolute Punk
“On Traveling Show, the debut album from Brooklyn’s the Art of Shooting, the best moments come in the form of shoegaze-y songs like “One Minute Love Song” (which is actually three minutes and twelve seconds). But don’t be fooled by the shoegaze label; this is a band that knows how to turn up the guitars and rock.”
– Erin Lyndal Martin, Venus Zine
“On ‘Traveling Show’… Corson channels her Tanya Donelly as a wickedly operatic Siouxsie or Amanda Palmer.”
– Tina Benitez, NY Press
“I walked in during the set of vocally-strong The Art of Shooting. ‘Japanese’ is a beautiful piece with melodic guitars reminiscent of 90’s indie, accompanied by the nonchalant Courtney Love-styled vocals of singer Kelly Irene Corson.”
– Tear-n Tan, Sentimentalist Magazine (show review)
“(The Art Of Shooting) transform formative and sometimes painful life experiences into melodramatic indie rock songs.”
– Alana Harper, WNYC Music Hub
“Tense, moody, often dimly lit, these guys’ songs reserve surprisingly noisy turns, alternated with moments full of
tenderness and emotion, making it a consistent source of catharsis from the struggles of life – which are the core of lead singer Kelly Irene Corson’s lyrics.”
– The Deli Magazine
THE ART OF SHOOTING TOUR DATES:
19 – New York, NY – Alphabet Lounge – CMJ
2 – New York, NY – National Underground – Benefit for NY Abortion Access Fund Benefit
3 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s – w/ Bettie Serveert
5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Walemo Warehouse – w/ Technicolor Yawn & TRMRS
7 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern – w/ Azalia Snail, Werewolves & Technicolor Yawn
9 – Portland, OR – TBA
10 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
12 – Olympia, WA – Le Voyeur – w/ Technicolor Yawn
13 – Seattle, WA – Full Tilt Ice Cream – w/ Technicolor Yawn
The Art Of Shooting Hi-Res Photo