New Jersey. Yes, this band is from New Jersey. They've performed on the Conan O'Brien show, been featured by Spin Magazine, performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and were formerly signed to Drive-Thru Records before this latest album.
We had to wait until the release of their newest album, "Steel Train" before we could post this stripped down version of "Bullet."
I did witness and record them engaged in a very funny crank call to a manager of another band, letting him know that the state bureau of alcohol enforcement had them under investigation for giving a 16 year old beer at an afterparty. That part isn't in this clip, but will be revisited in a larger piece about the kitchen series.
Songs from the well-received album, "Trampoline" have been featured on MTV's The Real World, and CBS's Harper's Island.
Many thanks to our friend and North Carolina Native, Mr. Justin Huey for helping us make this happen.
Current members are:
Jack Antonoff: vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Evan Winiker: bass, backing vocals (2002-Present) Daniel Silbert: guitar, backing vocals (2006-Present)
Jon Shiffman: drums, percussion (2006-Present)
Justin Huey: vocals, piano, wurlitzer (2008-Present)
Praise for Steel Train and Trampoline:
"One of the best albums of 2007" -ESQUIRE.COM
"This New York City band's second full-length album, Trampoline, is so relentlessly sincere and introspective" -ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"Packed with pop nuggets" -ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"the band stares straight at suffering and counters cold horror with an audible confidence in perseverance" -SPIN.COM
"Having spent a nonstop life on the road, this band proves that they deserve the attention" -RELIX