Ex Cops. Photo by Annelise Howard Phillips

MoMA Nights with Ex Cops

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5:30–8:00 p.m.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

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.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tonight’s Music Performance: Ex Cops
Amalie Bruun, vocals, keyboards; Brian Harding, vocals, guitar; Leif Huckman, bass, vocals; Kai Kennedy, guitar, vocals; Sam Bair, drums

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.

Tonight’s performance was selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee.

Snacks and Beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks, bruschetta selections, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, also sells savory and sweet treats, including local gelato, sorbetto, homemade desserts, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An à la carte menu is offered indoors, and a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu is available on the terrace during the summer months, including cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at reservations@artfoodny.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The "urban picnic" menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.