The Gritty Midi Gang
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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"the Gritty Midi Gang plays tender, intelligent indie pop that has a British sort of melancholy - oh and there's MIDI aplenty..." - Time Out NY

"The Gritty MIDI Gang lives up to its name; this is a team effort and everyone has a hand in shaping the way these spastic, bittersweet pop songs are presented to the world." - Jezebel Feature .....Read the whole article here

Some musicians are studio beasts, setting their creations to tape but failing to match the magic when performing live. Having delved into the Gritty MIDI Gang's recordings and interviewed band members, I thought I had a fairly complete picture of the band...not a chance. Saturday night's performance at Galapagos left the large crowd astounded. - Ben Krieger

...delightfully catchy and manages to stay on repeat for unusual amounts of time. I dare you to listen to it alone and not sing along. i quickly found myself caught up in the emotional pull of songs like Valentine's Day ..." - Minute Morning
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Discography

Valentine's day - Family Business
Leap Day - Family Business

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Bio

The Fredonia University recording studios has seen two rock’n’roll legends in it’s 20-plus years of existence; it was the birthplace of 10,000 Maniacs, and it was where Dave Fridmann first recorded the Flaming Lips. Jeremy Rose and Chris Keyes, two recording students at Fredonia and the founding members of The Gritty MIDI Gang, were determined to become the third. They spent three months camped out in the studio, writing pop songs that are decorated with twinkling electronics and guided by warm, winning melodies.
It's been almost three years since the first Gritty Midi Gang recordings were tracked and much about the band has changed. It now includes six members, boasts an onslaught of analog keyboards and digital electronics, and is grounded by the pounding rhythms of drummer Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore). The songs come alive onstage, fleshed out with dense synths, fierce stabs of guitar and tight, programmed beats. Rock writer Ben Krieger (Block Magazine, Jezebel Music) had this to say: “Some musicians are studio beasts, setting their creations to tape but failing to match the magic when performing live.. I thought I had a fairly complete picture of [The Gritty MIDI Gang]. Not a chance. Saturday night's performance … left the large crowd astounded”.
Since moving to New York in January, the band has developed a fast following, landed a distribution deal with Ace Fu’s “Family Business”, enjoyed college radio airplay, and regular gigs throughout NY and Brooklyn at clubs including Trash Bar, Fat Baby, Sin-E, Galapagos and Union Pool. They have been featured as Jezebel Music’s band of the month in May, and are beginning to record their first full length album.