Harlem River Noise
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Harlem River Noise

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2017

New York City, NY
Established on Jan, 2017
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"Album Review"

Things have been pretty heavy lately, so if you need a break (and they're important!) Kyle Lacy and the Harlem River Noise might just be a cure for what ails ya, at least temporarily. The band's breezy retro rock smacks of a refined rockabilly. Currents is a breezy stroll through (or lindy hop) through Saturday nights of yore. It's a clean nostalgia that in its way reminds us that we've been here before: the ragers, the heartbreak, the torrid affairs. It looks and sounds a little different now, but it's the same: we're not alone in any of these life experiences -- it's just being human.

With Lacy's sprightly vocals -- JD McPherson should look over his shoulder -- and the band packing the album into a two-day recording session, the album packs a needed punch. However, the band is tastefully restrained, opting for more of a craftsmanship approach to their retro rock. One can imagine Kyle Lacy and his band cutting rugs in a mid-tier ballroom while JD McPherson would have been burning up a dancehall on the far side of town. Equally fun, equally talented, just a little bit smoother. That being said, I have no doubt that as the band matures they'll bring even more intensity to the table, maybe even popping a string or two in the process. - Adobe + Teardrops


2018 - Single - "Irresponsible Days"

2017 - Full Length album  - "Currents" 



In February 2017 at the legendary Sun Studios, two sidemen on a recording session bonded over the swinging tendencies in 1950s rock'n'roll music: a transitional era that blends boogie-woogie piano with sassy saxophone in a format that appeals to all-ages dancing. Today, this blend still appeals to a wide variety of audiences, and Harlem River Noise reminds people of this feel-good experience via a thoroughly entertaining live show of original content that features sing-a-longs, instrument-switching, an upside down upright bass, and more TBD on-stage.

As Harlem-based neighbors, Cody Gibson & Kyle Lacy fortified their alliance along a feel-good path which culminated into a debut album recorded entirely to an expensive reel-to-reel tape machine. In fall ‘17, their debut LP 'Currents' delivered 10 original songs to the world. The title references an omnipresent linear flow of electricity in the world: from tape machines to friendly interactions to tributaries, etc,. A two-month record release tour evolved their live show in 2017, and with 161 tour dates in the books for 2018, the group truly thrives on-stage. After releasing the single ‘Irresponsible Days’ in summer ‘18, directly supported by a month-long US-tour, they booked studio time back in NYC to record their sophomore record over the winter months of 2018.

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