Uns beschleicht der Verdacht: Diese Band aus New York muss schon einmal hier gewesen sein:
Juli 2017 war das. Handstand-Kerzen kann die Leadsängerin der The Grasping Straws, Mallory Feuer, in Perfektion. Damals war das Gras wirklich grüner:
und das Bühenlicht ebenso:
Live haben wir das übrigens laut in Erinnerung. Psychedelisch und mit Kunst-Background (allein schon die tollen Cover und Plakate!), vor allem aber ist es Eines: lustvolle, Energie-geladene Rockmusik. How Will i Grow war der Titel einer The Grasping Straw Single, und wir möchten meinen: nach zwölf Jahren Bandgeschichte hat die Formation es herausgefunden.
Viel Vergnügen - nach sechs Jahren zurück auf der Hafen 2 Bühne: The Grasping Straws.
Psychedelic art rock. The Grasping Straws have been consistently performing in and around New York City since 2012. In July 2014, the group went on their first national tour with fellow NYC-based artist Cannonball Statman. The band's founder, Mallory, has since gone on to tour Europe, Canada and more of the US with different iterations of The Grasping Straws to support the release of the band's debut album. The Grasping Straws continue to tour and perform locally around NYC, while working on writing and recording new material.
In the winter of 2020, The Grasping Straws collaborated with experimental video and performance artist Erica Schreiner to release a music video that was featured as part of the G Biennale and Art All Night film festivals.
"Raw, emotional, lo-fi art rock that really drew the crowd in. And with wide ranging dynamics, Feuer could be soft and subdued one minute and then release an angst ridden banshee wail the next. Instrument wise she's as eclectic as the sound, playing guitar, violin and keyboard at various points." (Full Time Aesthetic)
"The Grasping Straws drifted into slow, drum-marched songs that, particularly with frontwoman Mallory Feuers drawn-out and bluesy vocals, recalled the lo-fi glory of early Cat Power. Taking their time rather than rushing towards easy shock, these tracks intrigued with their very patience and calm and, perhaps most importantly, were ultimately moving, their tumbling quality enabling the audience to both engage and reflect." (The Deli Magazine)
"The Straws are great at creating beauty from confusion and contradiction. The music is grungy rock, except when it’s jazzy folk. The lyrics are strong, heavy, and firm, yet fragile, subtle, and unstable. The stories are clear and literal, but mysterious and open-ended. It’s sure to leave any listener grasping at straws." (Boog City Festival Blog)
How Will I Grow
State of Affairs (live)
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