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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Punk


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"Escape From Myopia"

To bestow the moniker of power trio on New Paltz punk three-piece NCM, while entirely appropriate, doesn’t quite do justice to the band as it’s heard on its second full-length platter.

True, this group has the energy and reckless abandon of a train on the verge of jumping the track, but beyond the sheer brute aural force there is an intricacy of structure and intuitive command of the vocabulary of rock. Take “Change the Conversation,� which kicks off with drummer Justin Pettinati’s ferocious backbeat and rages along on the wave of founder/front man Pete Crotty’s grinding guitar and ragged-but-right vocals. Amid the song’s coruscating volume, the delicate plinking of a piano appears before Crotty tosses off a totally unexpected guitar break of Chuck Berry-style licks and the track finally fades into exuberant, Ramones-like “hey, hey, hey� chants. On “Purge,� an acoustic guitar transitions into a wash of wah-wah and the vocal harmonies of Crotty and bassist Lara Hope; the dynamic then alternates between righteous guitar-scrubbing and hard-rock balladry. But despite its labyrinth-like structure, the song is entirely coherent and riveting.The great appeal of this disc is that NCM is not beholden to a single sound; instead, the band embraces aural diversity with an experimental glee that is focused and exhilarating. - The Chronogram

"CD Review: Vampire Proof"

NCM is shorthand for non compos mentis, which translates from Latin as an unsound mind. While this New Paltz band sings enthusiastically of hallucinations and imaginary conversations, the tightly crafted arrangements and harmonies are quite lucid, if turbo-charged, with pile-driving rhythms. On this, the band's third full-length, NCM's nucleus of Pete Crotty (guitar/vocals) and T-Milt (drums) reprises many songs from its 2007 debut, Escape from Myopia, with production and instrumental contributions from Earl Slick (David Bowie). The arrangements of the songs here don't differ significantly from the versions on that release, but the mix does boast a fuller, more muscular hard rock sound.
The opener, "Change the Conversation," blasts out of the gate with some mighty low-end bass and Chuck Berry-style riffing. It's a song in which the hooks latch on and don't let go, the perfect score for a rock 'n' roll Saturday night. The yowling dissatisfaction of rockers like "Bah Bah Dead Sheep" and "Dissolution" are leavened with a folk-country streak, exemplified on the optimistic "Apples," which features an earnest vocal by Crotty and is punctuated by plaintive steel and acoustic guitar. The opening bars of "Unwound" deceptively resemble the beginning of the Jackson 5's "ABC"—before the crunch of the electric guitars kicks in and drops out briefly for some girl group-like vocal refrains. NCM, a veteran act of three national DIY tours, is adept at putting in sly musical references of this sort, making genre pigeonholing difficult.

- CHronogram

"Escape From Myopia"

NCM's new "Escape from Myopia", here we have an album that shows us what independent rock and rol is all about! This self made, self produced, and self distributed album, is a testament to NCM's DIY lifestyle abd their commitment to keeping things simple and true.

This New York trios full length debut delivers a one, two punch of melodic energy that is reminiscent of the early Seattle movement that later became known as Grunge-it has a raw, gritty and aggressive sound that is pure and honest as rock and roll can get. Upon Hearing the new singles "Change The Conversation," "dissolution," and Weeding My Garden" you are sure to hear that NCM is poised for something big. - Hat City Entertainment(Danbury,COnn)

"Escape From Myopia"

With none other than the iconic Mister Rogers exhorting young people to talk about the things we feel inside, NCM's new long player blasts off with BAA BAA Dead Sheep, all sharp bright drums, aggressively filthy bass, and gianormous guitar�topped off by guitarist/singer/songsmith Pete Crottys punkstyle declamations and occasional full band weeoo background vocals. Mid CD things go a bit Americana (G String,Apples) taking advantage of bassist Lara Hope's strong vocal presence, before bringing it back to harder/faster (Saturn, Youre To Blame), riding the rock solid gyrations of drummer Justin. NCM is one of the hardest working bands in the area (March 15 at 60 Main, New Paltz; March 19 at Snapper Magees, Kingston), so you should have no trouble experiencing the group close up. - Roll Magazine


"Simplicity:It's not just for breakfast anymore" 4/07 4songs

"Escape from Myopia" 1/11/08 Full length

"DHARMA" FUll length...7/09


NCM is on

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NCM, based out of Brooklyn/New Paltz, NY, is an eccentric, eclectic concoction of raw old-school punk, driving rhythms, and acoustic and folk elements, created by the musical alchemist Pete Crotty.

Recently reunited with original drummer T Milt Simon, NCM has released their newest album Vampire Proof, which is tantalizing eardrums worldwide. Vampire Proof was produced by Earl Slick (David Bowie), who also plays guitar and bass on some of the tracks.

NCM recently did a small tour to the Red Gorilla Fest which coincides with SXSW March 2013, played the CBGB festival in NYC, July 2012, and regularly plays venues in New York City and upstate NY. The band has performed in hundreds of venues all around the country in three separate US tours.

Vampire Proof (2012) is NCM’s third full-length album, following Escape from Myopia (2008) and Dharma (2009). NCM’s music has been featured on TV shows such as MTV's "Real World" and “Parental Control."

NCM is an acronym for NON COMPOS MENTIS, which means insane in Latin. In the words of Crotty, “We’re all insane but some of us hide it better than others.”

NCM’s next tour will take the music from NY to Austin, TX, in March, 2013, where NCM will again play the Red Gorilla Fest, as well as many exciting gigs along the way.

NCM is currently shopping for an indie label for booking and distribution.
NCM has distributed its CDs to 350 college radio stations nationwide, and has made the CMJ charts.
NCM is now in league w/SESAC PUBLISHING.
NCM exclusively works w/wacbiz

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
COllege at New Paltz ...New Paltz, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ... Troy,NY
San Antonio College KSYM San Antonio, Texas
Berkeley COllege KALX Berkeley,CA
Depaul Radio Depaul Chicago,IL
CA State University KFSR Fresno,CA
Seattle University KSUB Seattle,WA
Ouray High School KURA(college charted) Ouray,CO

NCM has shared the stage w/The Misfits, The Evens, Matchbook Romance, Electric Frankenstein, The Murder Junkies and more
also check our myspace for videos and acoustic music as well

NCM's new cd 'Escape From MYOPIA' IS AVAILABLE @, iTunes, Barnes and NOble ...Poughkeepsie,NY, 60 Main in new paltz,NY, Jack's Music in New Paltz, Rhino Records in New Paltz and Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY, ALto music in Wappingers Falls, Buckskin Booksellers Ouray, CO, ROCKET RECORDS Tacoma, WA, MY MINDS EYE Lakewood, OH R5 Records Sacramento,CA, HOGWILD RECORDS San Antonio,Texas, WAX-N-FACTS records…ATLANTA, GA...NCM is being distributed in JAPAN by PACIFICATION RECORDS @Micky Room Records in Yokohama and Senseless Records in Tokyo


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