Nicole Schneit (aka Air Waves) enlisted long-time friend Jarvis Taveniere of the band Woods to help record Parting Glances. In addition to Taveniere, Schneit, along with bandmates Keith Poulson, Blake Luley and Jeremy Duvall, enlisted other friends from Brooklyn’s music community to contribute to the record, including JB Townsend of Crystal Stilts, Becca Kauffman and Felicia Douglas from Ava Luna, and Brian Betancourt from Hospitality. Additionally, Jana Hunter contributes vocals to album standouts “Horse Race” and “Thunder”.
The album’s title comes from the 1986 film Parting Glances in which Steve Buscemi portrays a gay man navigating the difficulties of being in a relationship in Reagan-era New York. “I’ve never seen a film with Steve Buscemi in it that I didn’t love,” says Schneit.
More than just identifying with the story, she’s interested in the in the lasting effect of the parting glances we share with strangers in our everyday encounters. She explains “You see all sorts of physical and emotional traits on the train. From people puking, making out, screaming, crying, laughing, dancing, grooming, etc. We encounter each other in the thick of our complex lives by simply looking at each other all the time. These glances are mundane and fleeting but also powerfully intimate.” The lingering impact of those brief moments seeps into the details and imagery she delivers through her lyrics on Parting Glances.
1. Horse Race
6. Milky Way
7. Touch of Light
9. Sweet Talk
11. 1,000 Degrees
12. Tik Tok
AIR WAVES LIVE DATES
Sep 22: Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Oct 3: Brooklyn, NY – Palisades w/ Diet Cig, PWR BTTM
Oct 25: Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston w/ Torres