FREE THURS:: Lives of the Obscure // grafted, i am. w/ VINYL DJ!

/ Apr

FREE THURS:: Lives of the Obscure // grafted, i am. w/ VINYL DJ!

BSP Kingston
08:00 pm

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Lives of the Obscure

Lives of the Obscure came together in 2012 after Nick Haines sent Sean Hansen (Joshua, Park Ranger, Ataris) some of these demos, and Sean invited Nick to visit the mastering studio he worked at (West West Side) one Saturday to track one of the songs. Sean played drums and bass, and Keith Bogart (Joshua, Park Ranger) stopped by and laid down a guitar track despite an injured wrist. These sessions continued and eventually led to the release of their first EP, “Deathfête,” which Glacial Records released as a 7”. They became a five-piece and began playing shows locally, developing a devoted following.

After a period of existential crisis in early 2014 that included a line-up change—they lost two members on friendly terms and recruited bassist Mike Sutton—and a near-abandonment of their first full-length Into the Stacks (Glacial/Sloppy Disk), Lives of the Obscure has put together an EP, Bikini Island (released on cassette and digitally on Limited Fanfare records) that builds on the songwriting chops of earlier releases while solidifying their status as ‘band’ proper. As a result, their live show has become more visceral and intense, and they have begun to fully realize their potential by adding gain and groove to their penchant for melody and arpeggiation. The result is a complex and engaging collection of songs that showcases the heady and heavy qualities of their renewed sound.

“A blend of Japandroids noisy emotion, math-rock mazes of guitar and drums and big, sneering vocals, it’s a rolling, rumbling release of heavy riffs and knife-edge calms before the storm.” – Getintothis (UK)

grafted, i am.

Post Hardcore Indie Math Prog Rock from Oneonta, NY

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