Black River Manifesto
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Black River Manifesto

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Surf Rock




This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in Brooklyn in 2012, Black River Manifesto (formerly Black River Quartet) started out as a straight rockabilly/ blues band playing re-worked standards from the rootsier side of the rock-and-roll cannon. Changes of line-up ensued and the band quickly outgrew the limitations of the initial format and opted to pursue a tighter, more focused instrumental unit, embracing the compositional freedom the new model allowed.
Since then the band have been honing a heavier, punkier sound, placing their focus on live shows. They have become regulars on the NYC Dive Bar and DIY scene, have released one EP and performed a live radio session on Brooklyn based station The Indie Darkroom.

They have completed 2 East Coast tours with more booked throughout 2014, and released their 2nd EP “Motorcity”  in June 2014. 

Key influences on the project include Link Wray, The Ventures, John Zorn, Fugazi and Ennio Morricone. "…an absolute brute force of raw and deliberate musical expression…" - 
Brian McCarthy
- Upright BassAodhan O’Reilly - GuitarGabe Katz - Drums

Band Members