The Demographics
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The Demographics

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Singleton" EP - August 2010. Song list: "Done Feeling Bad", "I Wanna Be", "Subway", "Maryanne", "Fight Back".

"Somebody's Fool" - December 2010 Rehearsal, free download.



The Demographics are unique in that if you looked at the music collections of the 5 members, they would have very little overlap except for the appreciation of 60s rock and blues. In the '90s, Daniel, Alex, and Mitch grew up playing music together. It was back then that the song "Maryanne" was written, which can be found on their first EP entitled "Singleton," which was the street on which they would rehearse in Daniel's parents' garage. Singleton was also the original name of the band, until it was noticed that there actually several bands by that name in the US and around the world. In college, Daniel and Ben met at an open mic and would trade off standard folk and rock tunes along with their own originals. Ben, at the time, was playing a waking version of "I Wanna Be."
In 2007, Daniel, Alex and Ben all found themselves living in New York City and still wanting to play music. It was then and there that they officially formed the group "Singleton." Collectively they had quite a catalogue of songs, and immediately began re-arranging and composing together. They flew Mitchell out every few months to play a gig, and even tried a few different drummers as well, but in 2010 they were finally able to convince Mitchell to move out to New York and play some music. By this time Mitchell had been playing some heavy rock drumming and brought a raw power to back the band that conjures up the influential spirits of Keith Moon and John Bonham. Alex, now concentrating mostly on Bass Guitar for performance (writing and composing on guitar & piano), found a comfort and confidence in a driving Blues/Rock style a la Jack Bruce and even some Nine Inch Nails. Daniel at this point had gone to Jazz and back. His idea was to inject a standard rock composition with jazz chord stylings to give way for different melody options and transitions. Ben Fliegel brought a heavier folk/bluegrass influence with his multiple instrumental options that challenged the band to start thinking about space and rest notes.
Finally, in the summer of 2010, the band signed up Brian Hurley to treat the vocal part as if it were any other instrument, which truly freed the band up musically and simultaneously tightened up the sound. Brian's voice packs a wallop, and his pop music interests add a unifying likable sound that could otherwise dive into the experimental inevitably destroying itself.
In the Spring of 2011, the band begins work on its first full length album with Brian Hurley's voice at the Helm.