Brooklyn, NY Stringer Covered The Libertines/Billy Idol at Recent Vinyl Release Show with So So Glos, Kitten etc
Check out the video!
Brooklyn, NY’s Stringer recently celebrated the vinyl release of their latest album ‘My Bad,’ with a sold out show at The Glove, along with their pals in The So So Glos, Kitten, Emmerson and Huffers.
In addition to playing tracks from the new album and older fan favorites, the boys broke out into raucous covers of The Libertines’ “Can’t Stand Me Now” and Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself.”
Check out the live video here (shot by Chris Elia):
Mark Fletcher of Stringer says: “Chris Elia is one of the most dedicated music fans I know. If he is at a friend’s concert, you can count on him having a camcorder in his hand. Not only has he filmed so many of our shows, but he’s also compiling over 10 years of tour, live, & B-Roll footage for an all-encompassing documentary about The So So Glos, a band of (actual) brothers who we too consider family. Our LP release show was no different.
In addition to The Glos, as we call them, Stringer was lucky enough to have Kitten co-headline the show with support from our other good friends in Emmerson & Huffers. Last but not least, we must thank our Shea Stadium family for presenting the show & The Glove for hosting it. The night could not have been more perfect.
We chose to cover The Libertines’ “Can’t Stand Me Now” because of the inherent similarities between our band & theirs. They have been a huge influence upon us since we were teenagers, plus, they also have two “lead” singers/songwriters, & have dealt with (quite a lot more of) the drama that comes with having two personalities up front. “Dancing With Myself” was chosen for no reason other than its strikingly similar key/chord progression & the fact that it’s an awesome song.”
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What others are saying about Stringer’s “My Bad”:
“Stringer often play furious, scraggly rock music that manages to evoke the frantic energy of the city they call home but also the constant war against your surroundings that can come with living in New York. Across the album, there are also stylistic modulations, with Stringer occasionally employing a sound that’s akin to a roughened echo of ’80s college rock or ’90s indie.”- Stereogum
“… a quick and dirty blast of attitudinal rock ‘n’ roll that slides and glides like classic punk and feels like the kind of furious throat punch that only NYC music can deliver. You could call it garage rock but one suspects there are few garages in the heart of the city and so perhaps alley rock or gutter rock is better nomenclature. But Stringer manages to elevate the gutter to art.”- PopMatters
““Ghosts” is a ragged, punk-y garage rock song that grapples with the changes in their hometown and people’s perceptions of it.”– Stereogum
“Stringer’s latest is a winning combination of heady indie and punk grit, smartly straddling both to great effect.” (4/5 stars)- New Noise Magazine
“…A little bit of punk with a little bit of indie, combined to create this garage-rocky anthem that’s sure to make quite a first impression.”- Substream
“…smartly crafted, moody pop with a permeating sense of sorrow that creates an intriguing duo of works. While members of Stringer have played in various bands, they retain a DIY ethic that is highly commendable, as is their adherence to providing a new twist to standard pop-punk fare.”- Jersey Beat
“… off kilter psych influenced power pop that is delivered with a punk rock attitude …My Bad will undoubtedly to appeal to fans of the more left field punk bands, devotees of the likes of Culture Abuse, The Dead Milkmen and Baked will find something to treasure amongst the eclectic and unpredictable grooves…an unapologetically idiosyncratic album that flits between genres without ever quite settling on one…Stringer have produced something strange and offbeat that manages to defy description.”- The Punk Site
“…as quirky as they are catchy….sounds like Wavves getting it on with Pkew Pkew Pkew while FIDLAR is watching from the side.”- Punk Rock Theory
“…the brattiness of a Fidlar song mashed together with the straight-up rock of a band like The Hives…”- Punknews
“…an eclectic 13 songs that are relatable, colorful, and intriguing.”- Spinning Thoughts
“…has that throwback garage feel, the kind where it is as dirty as a sexually transmitted disease, as contagious as Influenza A…”- Madness To Creation
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Pre-order “My Bad” on limited-edition hot pink vinyl (out August 17) here:http://wiretaprecords.
“My Bad” was produced by Adam Reich (So So Glos, ex-Titus Andronicus).
Check out the music video for “Ghosts” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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As one of the resident “house bands” at the beloved– recently closed– NYC underground venue Shea Stadium, Stringer (known in a previous incarnation as Heeney) has been active in the Brooklyn DIY scene for several years (most recently featured in the Rolling Stone doc ‘DIY in NYC’). Over the years, the band has played shows with the likes of Titus Andronicus, So-So Glos, Porches, Speedy Ortiz, Slothrust and SWMRS to name a few.
Max Kagan & Mark Fletcher, both native New Yorkers, met on 12/12/12 during a 24-hour long noise show at their beloved hometown venue/clubhouse Shea Stadium. After joining forces with powerhouse drummer Johnny Spencer, the three have been making music under various names ever since. The most refined & fully-formed version of that collaboration can be found in the form of Stringer, who, with the addition of Riley Zimmer (bass), have been a band since late 2015. Stringer likes eating ethnic food & drinking at old man bars that open at 8am.