Death of Fashion

Death of Fashion

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Four dreamers who fell in love with the sound of the NYC underground... past, present and future rock trance. (musically; think Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, and Brian Eno mixed in a blender with a touch of Mary chain feedback and a tube of crazy glue)

Biography

"Death of Fashion, appropriate tag for this crew of Indiana transplants who’ve crafted an edgy hypnotic New York street vibration. Four dreamers who fell in love with the sound of the NYC underground... past, present and future rock trance. They started a band at Indiana Wesleyan College during 2002 and became addicted to the electric candy buzz playing intimate gigs in Hoosier dive bars. All four dropped out, made a blood oath to survive in the big apple, finished crafting a new sound from their various inspirations (think Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, The Strokes, and Brian Eno mixed in a blender with a touch of Mary chain feedback and a tube of crazy glue) and finally rented a U Haul for the journey via Route 80 East. Amazing timing. Their U Haul hit the New York City streets on August 17, 2003, the day the lights went out in the infamous blackout. Welcome to New York City fellas. Trapped on the streets with all their belongings in tow, they seized the day by playing an impromptu concert for the people trapped with them on 5th Avenue. What a gig, and they didn’t even have to hand out one demo. Talk about an initiation, Death of Fashion became native New Yorkers at that beautiful moment in time. Let's talk about fate. Because without it, rock and roll is just a hobby. Death of Fashion's initial demo put them in all the cool spots on the lower East side. And from the start, people became entranced by this new sound full of the past but devoted to originality. Lead guitar player Jacob Bills uses no effects but still coaxes rainbow tangles of fuzz and reverb from his amp while lead singer Jesse Davis presents incisive lyrics with a confrontational manner that takes from both Lou Reed and even '85 era Stone Roses in its direct assault upon anybody daring to suffer from ADD in close proximity. Daryl Specht (bass) and Daniel Boivin (drums) surround their brothers with a surgically steady driving rhythm section reminiscent of early New Order and Joy Division. There is a trance element lurking here, the secret ingredient putting a ferocious new spin on many old flavors. This music is a genuine hypnotease... on Nov. 6th 2004 Canarsie Records, Brooklyn's ultra hip new vinyl label, witnessed Death of Fashion play a killer set opening for Canarsie's phenomenal NYC recording artists Schizo Fun Addict and The Soft Explosions to a completely sold out crowd at Pianos NYC, a gig which has reached neo-legendary status among those who were there. Canarsie Records signed Death of Fashion three days after the show and will be releasing the debut 7"/CD-ep, (produced by Jason Marcus, Mugshot Records) in Feb. 2005. Mission accomplished. You've got to have a plan in life. Kill fashion...create yourself. Follow the dream to the blackout. "Carpe Diem"... indeed."
(THE NEW YORK CITY STREET REPORT
Nov. 2004 issue)

Discography

Death of Fashion 5 song EP (2005 Canarsie Records)
These Days 7" with It's all Ours (2005 Canarsie Records)
*EP can be heard on:
SKY channel 905 in the UK
Portugal's Radio Total
www.koobaradio.co.uk
www.pulseunsigned.com

*Single (These Days) being spun by multiple Dj's in and around NYC

Set List

Sets usually lasts 45 minutes, with around 9 songs. Longer sets can be played if necessary. All music performed by Death of Fashion is original.