5 New York Bands You Need To Hear In 2016 (SU Stateside)

New York is the worlds capital of cool for so many reasons, from the breath taking skyline to the stylish bars, high fashion to art,  but above all NY has churned out some of the greatest bands the world has ever heard; The Strokes, KISS, The Velevet Underground, Talking Heads, Blondie, Interpol, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Sound System, Television, The Ramones I really could go on for ever. But whats new in The Big Apple, that’s what we really wanted to know. So we asked our good friends over at Paper Cup Music and the bands there each gave us an act that are killing it in New York right now. So here it is, 5 New York bands you need to hear in 2016, courtesy of Paper Cup Music;

 

 

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METALLEG
Wavey rock trio BOYTOY talk us through New York punks METALLEG.

 

“Awesome power pop made up of 1/2 of Dirty Fences and one member of Nancy. Super poppy catchy punk songs with awesome Ramones-esque harmonies, Jay Reatard melodies and killer stage presence. Great as a 3 piece or a 2 piece. Keeping it real playing whatever, whenever and keeping the New York vibe alive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Surf Rock is Dead

Our favourite New York surf band Little Racer​ tell us why they’re excited about Surf Rock is Dead.
 
“There’s so much great music coming out of NYC right now – bands like Honduras, Public Access T.V, Sunflower Bean – but hands down we’re most excited about our pals Surf Rock is Dead. They’ve been building this buzz in the city over the past year and just dropped their first EP “SRiD”. Their only a three piece but make this enormous sound – killer guitar/bass interplay, plus those vocal harmonies are over the top. They’re our homies and we can’t wait to see what they do in 2016.”
The Mystery Lights
Queens gritty psych rockers Raccoon Fighter talk to us about The Mystery Lights garage sound.

High energy fueled garage rock at it’s finest,  inspired by hard hitting 60’s garage and late 70’s punk, blending bluesy psychedelic elements that is sure to melt your face. These NYC based California boys recently signed to Daptone Records rock imprint ‘WICK Records’ and you best bet, their next record will be fire!” 

Dead Stars
Heres what The Teen Age think of Calm Punk by the awesome Dead Stars
“Been listening to this one on repeat. The quiet/loud dynamic fits Jeff’s voice perfectly. We also shot a video for this song, featuring a very calm punk.”
Acid Dad
Head of Paper Cup Music Magnus on NY Psych Punks Acid Dad:
“This infectious Psych-rock quartet have a brash, energetic swagger, with the songs and melodies to back it up.”​
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