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Harness Flux / Press

“DC based indie rock solo artist Harness Flux (John Masters of Metropolitan and The Cheniers) just released a new single this week titled "Room Service." Check out the lo-fi gem below and get ready for 90's reminiscing in the layers of alt guitar and echoed vocals that could pass for a lost B-side Sonic Youth track that would go on to inspire the Strokes Is This It. Super seriously you guys. -Dawn”

“One of the most consistent names in D.C. music over the past ten years or so is John Masters. The local native gained some notoriety's the frontman of reliably catchy rock quartet Metropolitan, but has stayed active since that band called it quits with outfits like Stamen & Pistils and Kiwi-post punk influenced trio The Cheniers. However, as Harness Flux, Masters is letting his freak flag fly a little bit more. His vocals are low and almost unrecognizable buried under the reverb and his guitar loops are reminiscent of the more experimental Pavement riffs with some soloing that goes off the rails just in time for an early exit. Masters talked to us about the improvisational nature of Harness Flux and a positive outlook on the state of D.C. music past and present.”

“Standout Track: “Stockholders” is a crispy, noisy introduction to guitarist-vocalist John Masters’ new solo project. Masters, the former frontman of inactive band Metropolitan and drummer of The Cheniers, focuses his energy on a Sonic Youth-style guitar riff that loops and loops to a backdrop of sustained tones. “We’ve got access/ She’s got nothing/ We’ve got stress,” he sings, wrapping up with a messy, excited solo.”