Home Body/Ben Seretan/DJ Max Mellman

by The Avalon Lounge
Home Body/Ben Seretan/DJ Max Mellman 16 Jul, 2021, 8:00PM to
17 Jul, 2021, 1:00AM (EDT)
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The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St
Catskill, NY 12414
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Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of electronic, new wave, and experimental pop music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Balancing textured layers of juicy synthesizers, gritty beats, and tectonic bass with spirited, stormy vocals, synthesist Eric Hnatow and vocalist Haley Morgan create a visceral sonic landscape that feels equal parts cosmic, fleshy and electric. Emerging from the vibrant Western Mass music scene, Home Body plays with form and improvisation while retaining a dreamy pop sensibility and demanding presence. Live, the duo punctuates their sound with dance and DIY manual light manipulation, reaching beyond their performance to create a high-vibration spectacle that is buzzing with soul, shadow, and depth.


Ben Seretan is a musician and writer from Troy, New York who is working hard. In 2018, he released a 24 hour long album of guitar clouds called My Life's Work. In 2020 came Youth Pastoral, a lightly dance music influenced collection of cathartic full band jammers about breaking up with God (named one of the best albums of the year by Pitchfork). This year  - emerging from the Internet as if a 17-year burrow in the woods - Seretan whipped up Cicada Waves, a set of piano recordings from the riotous and cacophonous woods of north Georgia where, more often than not, the piano isn't played. And every Thursday he sends a new track and a 1,000 word piece of writing via My Big Break, a hard-to-describe email newsletter.


Max Mellman
is a Brooklyn-based DJ, record nerd & basketball fan. When he’s not sharing the joy of his favorite dancefloor records, he can be found zoning out as the man behind ambient/fourth-world mix series Turn Off The Dark.