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Poofy and the Busboys have created a new style-bending sound—beach-hop. Beach-hop meshes the poetic wit and authenticity of hip-hop with the sonic journeys and improvisation of a jam band. It can be as laid back and fun as a day by the shore or as tumultuous as the ocean during a hurricane. The organic hip-hop jam band met while busing tables and washing dishes at a restaurant in the city by the sea, Long Beach, New York. The band’s music is entirely live instrumentation — no drum machine, no sequencer — which allows Poofy and the Busboys to take their art and performances in a direction that sample based groups cannot.
Poofy and the Busboys’ debut album, “The Roselle EP,” introduces 6 of the band’s 25 (and growing) beach-hop compositions and explores the complexities of life’s relationships, the darkness of addiction and moments of angst, contrasted with the optimism for all of life’s possibilities and embracing yourself for all of your flaws.
Selected Venues Played: Highline Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom, CMJ Music Marathon, Knitting Factory (Main Stage), the Bitter End, Webster Hall, City Winery, the Village Underground, the Crazy Donkey