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Pleasantville, New York, United States | SELF

Pleasantville, New York, United States | SELF
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"Broverdose; Homespun folk-rock in psychedelic swirls"

Broverdose aren’t as bro-y as their name might suggest. This Binghamton, NY-bred quartet, who cite Dr. Dog and Fleet Foxes as influences, combine complex musical structures with lyrical content that can range from the playfully mundane (“Have You Seen My Socks?”) to the playfully existential ("Universal Mind Elation"). Broverdose is nothing if not playful. But their playfulness is hard-earned, because the bros, with their undeniable chops and rich chemistry, can really play. Be there tonight when they take over (brover?) Piano's.

— Elie Lichtschein
for Unveiled Arts - Unveiled Arts

"What People Are Saying"

“Broverdose makes me smile & tap my foot & their songs will stay in your head. Very original & very eclectic, these guys are ready for tours & film soundtracks, and I'm ready to screen their groupies."
- Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling

"Broverdose's music sounds like a perpetual summer - the one between high school and college - when life is like a pop song; hopeful and yearning and all too short and yet limitless at the same time. They're breezy, fun, and catchy - unabashedly upbeat and optimistic. In a world too full of emo and angst, these guys are a band who actually have fun and feel good and make their fans do the same."
--Jasper Coolidge, Booking Agent, Fontana's

“Broverdose plays for and to themselves, not concerned with the audience’s expectations. Within a few minutes, once they settle-in, these guys shine their collective sound on you – creating a playful sonic landscape. Their earlier explorations into space-acid rock with the gentle backbeat is why I told my talent agent to book them for Newhoma in August 2010. During their performance at NH, they pulled off an old cover of a pop-standard with an eerily similar quality to early Zeppelin- I was surprised and inspired. I am excited to see them again, and look forward to bringing them into the Newhoma family of artists in the near future. “
-Terry Hayden, Event Coordinator, Newhoma Music and Mountain Festival - Broverdose

"Broverdose; A band bringing rock back to its roots"

This Friday at All Asia, New York natives Broverdose will take the stage at 9 p.m., following Sun-Dried Alibi at 7 p.m. and Phillip Noss at 8 p.m. APB will go on at 10 p.m., Polski Fiat at 11 p.m., and Renee Marcou will close out CNC’s Indie Music Marathon at 12 a.m.

Although they label themselves as “retro-psychedlic-folk-indie-pop,” Broversdose’s band members have tapped into something many young musicians overlook: the power of simplicity. Nick Bodnar, Chuck Yovino, Brendan Plesha and Brendan Dunn are all only twenty-three, but exude a musical maturity beyond their years. The band members execute their aim—to return to the “pure” form of rock—extremely well, especially considering their short life span as a group. Broverdose manages to seamlessly infuse the sound of contemporary indie rock outfits like Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend and MGMT with a sweet Beach Boys/early Beatles twist. As seniors at Binghampton University in New York, their lyrics are clearly influenced by college life, illustrated by tracks like “Weird and Good Things” (also the title of their EP, released last year). Other songs, like “Babbling Creek” are simply beautiful, while “Slow Down” is eclectic and infectious. Broverdose is essentially a group of regular college guys that plays remarkably good music. They are refreshingly unpretentious and don’t take themselves too seriously, as evidenced by the band’s name. In addition to being a Binghampton University favorite, Broverdose has played shows at Syracuse University and locally, at Boston University. See Broverdose and four other outfits at All Asia Saturday night for $6 ($10 if 18+, and venue is 21+ only after 10 p.m.). - CNC Music Blog


Metaforest (6/14/2011)
Weird and Good Things EP (09/2009)
Better Than the Pegs EP (2008)



Boasting an eclectic array of songs blending ’60s psych, neo-folk, ambient moods and indie rock with sweeping atmospheres, gritty textures and lyrical intrigue, Broverdose escaped New York’s urban wasteland of Binghamton, a city once target by the Russians during the Cold War.
Broverdose, which features principal songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Nick Bodnar, drummer Brendan Dunn, bassist Brendan Plesha and lead guitarist Chuck Yovino, joined forces in 2008 and quickly became a staple on the local frat and party circuit. While honing their chops, those parties exemplified what the band didn’t want: To play cover tunes and generic rock for the uncaring masses.
The band’s original music takes an entirely different direction. Bodnar’s musical wanderings traverse a myriad of paths as he dips a finger into the psychedelic vial, brushes the dust off homespun folk and nibbles bubblegum rock’s cardboard edges. Plesha was raised on hip hop and rap. Dunn gets off on funk and grooves while Yovino goes for indie and electronic music.
“The sum of the parts isn’t at all like the sum of our influences,” laughs Plesha.
“I don’t how, or why it comes together as it does,” Yovino adds, “but for us it works.”
And people are taking notice — especially the effect of Broverdose’s live sets.
As a fast rising New York City talent with featured gigs at The Bitter End, Fontana’s, Alphabet Lounge, Crash Mansion, Hank’s Saloon and other top spots, plus a main stage slot at Colorado’s Newhoma Festival, Broverdose’s high-energy, upbeat sets force people to the stage front in a seething, withering mass of human ecstasy. It isn’t so different from the band’s college days, except now audiences are taken in by original music that moves — and moves them — with purpose and meaning.
Bodnar calls it bright energy.
“I don’t know exactly what else to call it,” he says. “Performing we just go to this ‘musical place’ and the audience follows. Everyone feels great — on stage and off.”
Add up the dynamic qualities that drive this band, or strip them down and analyze the individual pieces. Maybe even look behind the couch for the answer. But with Broverdose it always shakes out the same, no matter where the song gestates: This band makes some damn good music.