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Beat the Grid / Bio

BEAT THE GRID has been charging from the land of waterfalls since 2009. Originally formed as an electronic duo by freshmen at Ithaca College, each song is a commentary on the human experience and the mysteries of life, seamed by silky-sexy, siren-like vocals. Piecing a modern mosaic of pop and hip-hop beats, syncopated South American rhythms, driving West African percussion & guitar, and European synth sensations, the band creates an ethereal collage of funk-infused, afrobeat, & psychedelic rock - as "if Parliament Funkadelic, Fiona Apple, and St. Vincent threw a party" - in an otherworldly cosmic lounge.

Since inception, Beat the Grid has played around NY state with groups such as Rubblebucket, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, members of John Brown's Body, as well as Brooklyn acts like Cuddle Magic and Canon Logic. The 1st album Beat the Grid (Mar 2013) earned praise for 2 years in the Ithaca Journal Music Awards, on the Bandcamp.com homepage (Aug '13), and in the debut Independent Music News Magazine (UK). Having spent the last couple years in Brooklyn, Beat the Grid has begun recording their 2nd album set for a release in Summer 2015.

General Info

Band Members
Dan Barker [Guitar] Dan Bogan [Drums] Bryan Davis [Perc.] Hayden Eager [Vox] Pat Murphy [Bass]
Artist Name
Beat the Grid
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/beatthegrid
Active Since
11/08
Genres
Indie / Rock / Funk

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY

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