Queens, NY-based, experimental post-rockers YOU BRED RAPTORS? have dropped their new album, International Genetics, out now along with their live performance on SoFarSounds! Already praised by Good Day New York, WNYC Radio, The Economist, The Atlantic Magazine, Strings Magazine and Bass Guitar Magazine, among other media outlets, the trio is continuing to catch the eyes and ears of music tastemakers across the country. Listen and watch below to see why.
These guys are really trying to forge a distinct path from their peers and their new record is a fine example of this goal. They make up an entire color palette of intriguing melodies and patterns, that when combined with a live performance deliver truly engaging experience.
“The post-rock trio’s new record is packed with lively melodies and firmly-percussive, yet meandrous jams – and they never lose that momentum. Each song ultimately blossoms into a palpable “yes” moment between the concordant musicians, whose cool synergy is felt throughout the almost-purely-instrumental LP” (Pancakes and Whiskey)
The album “a smorgasbord of sound, including instruments like 8-string bass, cello, glockenspiel and drums. The brainchild of Peat Rains continues to be as expansive as it is exciting.” (PureVolume) Shortly after their formation, the band were quickly adopted into the Music Under New York program, a busking organization granted permission by the city of New York and the MTA to perform in the major subway systems that connect the 5 boroughs. Since then, You Bred Raptors? have played over 800 subway shows alone, toured all over the USA and Canada (playing close to 40 cities since 2015) and celebrated their 1000th show this year. They have residencies across three boroughs and perform as a house band to the wildly successful Off-Broadway production, Sleep No More. They create “Beautiful, strange, and challenging music that makes people stop, look, and listen long enough to get hooked on their prehistoric pop grooves.” (Breakthru Radio)
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