Dynasty Electric
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Dynasty Electric

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Beyond Race Magazine"

"Dynasty Electric is a group that really can't be compared to any other. Their psychedelic pop/rock sound stands out from most bands with their futuristic beats and seductive vocals. If ’60s era psychedelic rock merged with futuristic experimental pop this is exactly how it would sound."


- by Johanna Marie Ferreira

"Fashion Indie"

"There were a thousand bands that played, 90% of which were amazing. But there was only one that stuck out to me. They are called Dynasty Electric and are from NYC."

refering to the
Dewey Beach Music Conference

- Brandon Zano


"Dynasty Electric is a duo of indie rockers from Brooklyn, NY, with a unique and contagious electro-rock sound."

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-dynasty-electric-burning-ep/ - Brian Fitzpatrick

"Machine Gun Funk"

"Inspired by the duo’s (Jennifer DeVeau and Seth Misterka) experience at the last Burning Man festival, the band’s second release contains six bass-heavy, beat-catchy tracks that will quickly slip their way into your head, the college radio scene, the hands of DJs and probably a movie soundtrack or two before the summer is over. Burning starts out strong with one of the stand-out tracks, “Closer to Contact”, with a groovy ’70s guitar, backed by the beat-heavy bass and drums (think Meg White). This track is undeniably one of the catchier, sure-to-be-everywhere-soon tracks... DE's Burning is a great EP that has a retro vibe with a modern twist. For anyone that's a fan of Garbage, Blondie, Goldfrapp or The Sounds, Dynasty Electric's Burning is absolutely something to check out"

http://machinegunfunk.com/2009/05/01/mgf-reviews-dynasty-electric-burning-ep/ - by Leah Travis


Fans of electronica-styled pop/rock can have a blast with the new EP from New York's Dynasty Electric entitled Burning. The songs are short, energetic rushes of bubbling synths, crunchy guitars, pounding drums and even the occasional theremin! Dynasty Electric are essentially a duo of vocalist/ keyboardist Jennifer DeVeau and guitar/sax/keys man Seth Misterka. The material has a great 80s meets '00s vibe as one can hear influences ranging from vets like Blondie, Missing Persons and Romeo Void to more modern day acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp, The Rapture and Peaches. - Peter Braidis


Dynasty Electric seem poised to be NYC's next art rock darlings, and it's easy to see why. First off, they dress like The Carpenters on a bender, and this makes them unusually attractive. Second, this boy-girl band shows off some serious musical chops (and all the attitude that comes with them) in creating their feisty blend of dance, punk, electronica and so forth. Multi-instrumentalist Seth Misterka works his guitar into a frenzy and punk goddess Jennifer DeVeau soaks her vocals with a fem-rock attitude that hasn't sounded relevant since the late '70s. Between her Chrissie Hynde hairdo and her dissonant sass, which is reminiscent of Pretty Girls Make Graves' Andrea Zollo, DeVeau appears destined to become a pin-up girl for a new generation of indie hipsters. If their debut single proves to be a mere warm up for these kids, now is a good time to hop on the Dynasty Electric bandwagon. Just remember, you heard about them here first. - by Philip Stone

"Jezebel Music"

"Dynasty Electric’s insistence on staying true to themselves and sculpting their own voice from a plethora of influences has paid off in spades; this is the sexiest group of studio spirits that you will find in New York City. Not to be missed."

http://www.jezebelmusic.com/NYC/featuredynastyelectric.html - Ben Krieger

"New York Press"

Dynasty Electric is an exercise in mastery of pop music. It should come as no surprise that members Jennifer DeVeau and Seth Misterka come with impressively diverse credentials: DeVeau was already touring with an all-girl Beatles cover band by the time she was a teenager, and Misterka has been a fixture of the avant-garde jazz scene for years. Dynasty’s brand of electro-rock should be a walk in the park for these stalwarts. Not that the music itself is any slouch. Tight and spare, the tunes unwind and contract around DeVeau’s sinewy vocals, or Misterka’s sax. For a band that relies on preprogrammed drums, the music never feels canned. Misterka’s Newsonic Studios houses the band, where they avail themselves of its 24/7 recording studio to hone their sonic experiments. "We’ve been doing some new material that’s a little slower with more complex arrangements" says Misterka, "but we still do a lot of high-energy material too." For the latter, check out their driving, gritty "Hypnotized," available on 7" vinyl. It’s to their credit that they can make such mesmerizing music without resorting to the smoke and mirrors that plague most synth-driven bands. In "Game of Jewels" the minimal melody bursts into a disarming guitar and bass break that not only takes the song musically skyward, but lets us know they’ve got many more cards up their sleeves. - Chris Glazier

"Time Out New York"

The duo Dynasty is another of polymorph experimentalist Seth Misterka's many projects, but this group puts difficult sounds through the wringer and comes out with something quite palatable, if mysterious and hypnotic. - Time Out New York

"Village Voice"

"[Dynasty’s] demo is its own kind of fun— bits of it suggest what might have happened if Suicide had tried to go pop, and if somebody passed off the one-note-plus-sax-solo "Glass" as a pre–Human League demo, the electroclashoisie would be creaming for it. - Village Voice


Golden Arrows 2010
Burning EP 2009
Hypnotized 2005
Black Box 2004



Rising from the Brooklyn underground is Dynasty Electric, an electro-rock duo with an explosive live show and unique sound that has earned critical praise, taken them around the world, and brought the group to the attention of hip hop mogul Damon Dash and his new label BluRoc Records. Fronted by lead vocalist (and theremin player) Jenny Electrik alongside guitarist/saxophonist/producer Seth Misterka (Anthony Braxton, Hot Chip, Shy Child) their retro-futuristic pop sound falls somewhere between the pop of Lady Gaga, the punk of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the electronic music of Goldfrapp, and the psychedelic styling of Jefferson Airplane. After catching their live show at a Brooklyn loft party Dash paired them with legendary producer Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, Curren$y's Pilot Talk I and II). The album he produced, Golden Arrows, will be released in 2010. Additionally a new single “Electric Love” with a guest appearance from Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer has recently been released on NewSonic records.

The group was originally formed in 2003 by multi-instrumentalist Seth Misterka, whose varied career has seen him working with everyone from experimentalists Anthony Braxton, William Parker, and Jonathan Zorn to indie rockers Hot Chip, Shy Child, and The Fever (he is also a graduate of Wesleyan University, a school that has produced the likes of MGMT, and The Dresden Dolls amongst others). Jenny Electrik was originally recruited on bass but quickly became the lead vocalist and co-songwriter. In 2004 they released the album Black Box, touring around America, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan and appearing on Much Music, and MTV. They reunited in 2008 releasing a new EP “Burning” leading to performances at the Burning Man Festival, SXSW, Summerfest, CMJ, BAM’s Sounds Like Brooklyn Festival, The Brooklyn Museum, Dewey Beach Music Festival, and an opening spot for legendary rockers The Meat Puppets on a US tour. In 2010 they began playing with new drummer Shimon Hikri and launched Green Bus Tour, a traveling party of veggie-oil fueled buses with musicians, yogis, and green educators (www.greenbustour.com)