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    Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:39:46

    Check Out City Brat! - They're an electro indie duo from Bklyn!

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    Brooklyn, yo! Brats, yo!

    City Brat, a world electro indie duo from Bushwick, Brooklyn, are releasing their first project on September 15, a four-song EP on bandcamp. The band consists of Jason Grad (Vocals, Guitars, Synths) and Alex Fippinger (Drums).

    The first EP experiments with electro, jungle, funk, future and new wave themes. It combines world beats with organic instrumentation, such as guitars, bass, and vocals, entering dreamlike swells as arpeggiated synthesizers flow in the background. Their vocal styling is a mix between David Byrne, Robert Smith, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, with up to six-part harmonies. A second project, an electro dream pop EP, will be released in fall or winter.

    Grad started making recordings in East Troy, Wisconsin, after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2009. He moved to Brooklyn and continued to make recordings, where he met Fippinger. Grad produced both EPs on his own, but the band is already working on a third, collaborative project, to be out in spring/summer 2013.

    Visit the band's SoundCloud page or Facebook page for more info.

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.10.12



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