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November 23, 2014
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A feast of noise: Dizzy Feast and Noise New York play The Nutshell

Dizzy Feast


Up next was Noise New York, who was playing for their album release party. It’s hard to put a label on these guys, but if I had to it would be dreamy electronic indie pop, and maybe even happy shoegaze. The band features Noah who sings and plays the synth, Sean Liljequist on bass and Nick Roeder on drums. The trio played a remarkable set; the music transfixed you and washed over your whole body. Noah’s voice is kind of baritone and juxtaposes nicely with the airy music, which he writes. They remind me of newer electronic groups like DIIV, The xx and Beach House (but more powerful) and classics like My Bloody Valentine and Broken Social Scene. I was really happy to see this kind of music at The Nutshell.

The band explained that each of the three musicians came from different musical backgrounds to form Noise New York. Noah has a deep-rooted background in jazz, Nick has a handful of backgrounds, from prog metal to Americana, and Sean comes from the post-punk scene. Nick said they “meld” what they’re doing and balance it out without being constricted, “kind of like a Venn diagram,” added Noah.

Their new album, “You Are Here,” has six songs and all of them are really good, I don’t think I can even pick a favorite because I like them all.

The band is now on tour and I highly recommend seeing them or listening to their music on Bandcamp (http://noisenewyork.bandcamp.com) and checking out their Facebook.