BEAST PATROL Debuts 'Backface' on PureVolume; NYC Release Party to Follow
It all started with lighting water on fire. Vanessa Bley (lead vox, guitar), Robert Granata (guitar) and Anthony Marchesi (bass) met in 2011 while performing at the revolutionary anti-fracking concert "Pedal Power NYC," a show powered by bicycles and "natural ass." In early 2012, following Bley's release of her lush and vibrant alt-rock solo EP, the new friends decided to join forces to become Beast Patrol.
Within the same year, the Brooklyn rockers released the EP Fierce & Grateful, generating significant buzz including being named a Rolling Stone "Band to Watch" and a slot atLollapalooza. After a year of extensive performing and the addition of Jacob Read-Harber on drums last summer, the four-piece has settled in and crafted their second record, EP Unarm Yourself, out June 10, on Space Camp Radio Records.
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"The alt-rockers have a clear nod to the past while using their influences to craft a vibe that draws from clever bass lines and luscious vocals." - Rolling Stone
"With the help of Robert Granada (lead guitar), Anthony Marchesi (bass), and Jacob Read (drums), [Vanessa] Bley has been winning fans over in New York and beyond with the psychedelic rock tunes of Beast Patrol." - PureVolume
"With an appeal reminiscent of bands like The Pretenders and late Eurythmics, this is a group that has the potential to be enjoyed by many." -Deli
Bley explains, "Unarm Yourself is the first record we've composed together. The last EP was made up of songs from my past, so this really feels like a true expression of the band."