Slap Bracelets

Slap Bracelets

 New York, USA
BandElectronicShoegaze

Slap Bracelets is an electronically-tinged shoegaze band fronted by Debbie Chou and Chris Gersbeck, both formerly of NYC psychedelic rock band The Barrens.

Biography

Slap Bracelets is the brainchild of Debbie Chou and Chris Gersbeck, both formerly of NYC psychedelic rock band The Barrens. Initially envisioned as a recording project that would uniquely re-imagine songs by bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode, the duo eventually began collaborating on each others songs, culminating in their first original composition "Trade My Machete."

Following the breakup of the Barrens, Chou and Gersbeck revisited their work and decided to turn Slap Bracelets into a full time band. In April 2014, the band played their debut show as a live trio featuring Travis Hunter on bass to a packed crowd at Bar Matchless in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In September of 2014, the band began gigging on a regular basis in the NYC area, playing renowned venues such as Lit Lounge, Muchmore's and Union Pool.

The band has since released a single entitled "The Wendigo," a song inspired by a folklore tale of the same name, and plan to release a four song EP entitled The Wendigo this fall.

Set List

I Don't Know What To Do
I Want Them Back
The Wendigo
Trade My Machete
Oh! Sussanah
The Bride

The band will typically play one cover song per show. In the past they have played:

Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)
All Cats Are Grey (The Cure)
Cat People (David Bowie)
Hazel Street (Deerhunter)
53rd & 3rd (Ramones)