Music School Kids Get It Right
Having forged their friendships at noteworthy institutions of higher learning like NYU and the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, Brooklyn's Beast Make Bomb are beginning to make waves on a national level. Winners of the Converse sponsored "Get Out of the Garage" contest, the band recently completed a number of high profile shows, culminating with a Rolling Stone Magazine live event at Highline Ballroom. With two solid EP's already under their belt, there is much anticipation for the full length album to follow. On their EP "Skinny Legs" the song "Rewind" immediately encapsulates what this band is all about - vocals displaying clearly understood storytelling coupled with guitars that that chime and sometimes veer into dissonance. The rhythm section is first rate - driving everything along the way only a higher level rock band could. On their "Sourpuss" EP the song "1,2,3,4" projects a punk attitude and rhythm, while still maintaining a level of sophisicated musicianship. "Coney Island" turns those tables around somewhat, revealing a tender introspection and further intelligence at work. The refrain "you're going to break my heart" is stated as a knowing resignation to that fact, while still moving forward with the relationship. While "Rough It Out" brings power pop rhythms to life, the lyrics state how "nothing is real when my brain is on the loose." The band was prominently featured during The Deli's B.E.A.F (Best Emerging Artist Festival) on the Emerging NYC Women Stage.
Here is my exclusive video interview with the band (presented in two parts) that was done just after their set at the Highline Ballroom on May 5, 2011.
Watch their gorgeously nostalgic video for the song "Coney Island" (with truly amazing footage of that beach town's golden age).
My photos from their Highline Ballroom show
Glenn and Ceci (pronounced Sess - see)
Ceci and Sam
Girls rock guitars
Music school maestros