Brooklyn’s own No Nets were at it again, testing out new material like the yet-to-be-released track, Lucky One. Sharpening their teeth with old favorites like “Bonnie Tyler,” their punk-meets-surf sound is as biting as it is self-reflective. With promises of a new album in the works, the band is currently working on a follow-up to their debut effort Affable and Ready For Small Talk.
[ed’s note: Along with photographing No Nets, we were stoked with the rest of the bands on the lineup as well and here’s a bit on each for you.]
Twiga is a psych-pop act based out of Brooklyn, NY. Lush, atmospheric jams like “Girls” are soulful and catchy, with a touch of sadness. Their quirky melodies reminded me a little bit of Beach House, and would be the perfect listen for a long solo drive.
Garbage Brain is a overly caffeinated garage-punk band from New Brunswick, NJ. Jangly guitars and slurred vocals make you want to pogo dance because boredom sucks and New York City is cool I guess, if you like to be depressed all the time. My favorite track off their Bullshit Demo is “Internet Band.”
Black River Manifesto are a trio of musicians from NYC, experimental and headbanging. Their sound is calculated, not the typical fast-and-loose rockabilly you might expect but still just as spooky. With an upright bass and no vocals, the swirling punches of Motorcity are the perfect blend of intricate and heavy.