The Subjects
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The Subjects

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The best kept secret in music


"Heavy Rotation: What's Blasting from the Spin Offices this Month"

The Subjects
Break Out EP Tour Edition - Spin Magazine, Nov. '04, p. 38

"What's in a Name"

"Q: Who are you?

A: I am 1/4 of The Subjects." - Subject Magazine, Issue 1, Summer 2004

"What is going on?"

"... See The Subjects play this Saturday at Mohawk Place. They will rock hard enough to break mirrors..." - ArtVoice


The Subjects - EP - Self Released (2005)
Track List:
1. Lonely You
2. Hounds of War
3. The Best of Us
4. Seems to Me

The Subjects - Break Out EP (Tour Edition) - Self Released (2004)
Track List:
1. Silver
2. Lonely You


Feeling a bit camera shy


In the spring of 2003 David Sheinkopf and Joseph Smith were teachers at a high school in Manhattan. They wrote a series of songs about different classes in school and performed them at the school carnival. At the carnival they shared the stage with two students, Matthew Iwanusa and Jimmy Carbonetti, who had written songs of their own. It did not take long for the four musicians to realize that they had a lot in common, and the following fall they began to write songs together, taking their name from the school subjects that had brought them together. In the spring of 2004 their first two-song EP "Break Out," though it was hand-copied and distributed in paper sleeves, brought them attention from the likes of Spin magazine and New York audiences.

In the summer following the younger members' high school graduation, The Subjects put together a short tour that began in Michigan and wound a dusty path back to their New York homes. They found new audiences in the beautiful Midwest and New England. Along the way, they found themselves playing a Michigan heavy metal festival and met a lot of each other's relatives. The Subjects returned and began to hit the city clubs with renewed spirit. Now back in New York, the band has released a new EP and are currently recording new songs for a second release.

The Subjects' sound and energy has been compared to The Kinks, The Faces, and The Walkmen. Their catalog ranges from songs that are pretty and sad to songs to which people like to dance.