As they put it in their own words - “I will speak evil to thee - contort my heart and body, and let violence move through me, unfettered, untethered, uncontrollably, inconsolably,” this HOLY rodeo! is a group of very well-adjusted young gentlemen creating performance art music in New York City. Centered around four city-slicking snake oil salesmen in Mario Marques, Chris Harth, Sami Habib, and Gaetano Lardieri, the rodeo exists in many permutations and features a rotating cast of characters, real and fictional. Their mutli-faceted live shows have been described by Beyond the Stage magazine as “...electric and eccentric…”. Each show varies wildly in structure and method, some involving chapter-like title cards and paranormal possessions, others with pseudo-sermons and fanatical audience interplay. Their music has been described as “...What the fuck?...the most unique tracks we’ve heard all year,” by Havoc Underground, and “Bursting with creative rock flair…” by Obscure Sound. It has also been described by many drunk and coked out fans as “sick” and “wow!” respectively.
Currently, they are sporting a new single in “HH2PEAK”, a dense track of verbose and capricious lyricism, glitchy jazz-punk mathisms, at least three guitar solos, and enough bass syncopation to please even the most voracious latin jazz freaks. A music video for the same track is underway and will feature bassist Mario Marques under multiple modes of surveillance and in various states of psychiatric distress and euphoria. A behind-the-scenes short documentary will be released to YouTube and features Chris Harth in all of his unparalleled autism.