Now Introducing... this spasmodic, unoriginal, naturally inorganic, holy rodeo!
From the ashes of the scissorfish. has arisen a performance art circus of accessible art-punk that is quickly enrapturing fans across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Singer-Songwriter, Film Composer, and uncertified ornithologist Chris Harth awoke in the middle of a full-scale robbery of his house by thieves who wore nothing but wrestler masks and proclaimed, unprompted, “OFF WITH YOU VERMIN, FOR I AM ORDAINED WITH THE POWER OF THIS HOLY RODEO!” The power of his words repelled them like demons from an exorcism and thus the new act was born.
Part-man, part-beast, the band conjures spirits in a basement in Brooklyn and features the talents of internationally-awarded composer Alan Arefyev on guitar, keyboard, production, accordion, clarinet, kaval, and backup vocals, the unrelenting thumpy rhythms of bassist Mario Marques, the dashing and technical prowess of Gaetano Lardieri on drums and beat circuitry, the classically-trained tenor and amphibious experimental fiddle of Avery Devine, the cantankerous banjo rattles and hollandaise-smooth Stratocaster work of Max Stratyner, and the boyish, wounded animal vocals, jazz piano, and jittery guitar playing of Chris Harth. Combining their infatuations with eclectic literature, diverse music, theater and get-rich-quick schemes, they have devised an elaborate stage show and songs of incredible diversity that have left audiences mesmerized, enlightened, and with heightened telekinetic skills (results may vary).
On November 12th, they released their debut single “DIG!”, a single that is as musically diverse and conceptual as it is danceable, catchy, fresh, and wild. It features blistering punk rock moments, wild blown-out synth wizardry, disorienting guitar counterpoint, feral vocals contrasted with spare moments of jazz-influenced piano hooks, and an elaborate conceptual structure.