NY IN 64, the instrumental act formed by members of 1990s screamo champs You And I, and contemporary prog metal heavies East Of The Wall, present a new single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night. The new song comes forth through an exclusive premiere of “The Endless Spiral,” hosted by Metal Injection.
“NJ-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 has proven itself absolutely worthy of praise with its debut album, and the band is back to earn that praise once more with its new song ‘The Endless Spiral,’ issues Metal Injection, continuing, “I guarantee you’re going to listen to this track a few times today, and you’re likely going to get a little annoyed every time when it’s over.”
NY IN 64 guitarist Chris Alfano offers on the new track, “’The Endless Spiral’ followed a pattern common to about half of our songs: The first two thirds assembled themselves pretty effortlessly (after a quick modification where we took the first notey riff and altered it to be more melodic), and then the final third required a couple sessions of re-writing. I think we have two alternate endings archived deep in the rehearsal backup hard drive partition, spinning with the energy of what could have been, but wasn’t. Somewhere, in a parallel universe, we listened to the final mixes of this record and ruminated that, ‘this jam kicks ass, but it’s too bad we couldn’t stick the landing.’ Also, apparently, we call songs ‘jams’ in that alternate universe. Weird.”
Follow the pattern of NY IN 64‘s “The Endless Spiral” only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
Stream the previously-released “50 Lbs Of Ash” At New Noise Magazine HERE.
Magic Bullet Records will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; find LP preorders at the label webshop HERE and digital/LP preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Several videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night are nearing completion. NY IN 64 has booked a record release weekend May 26th through 28th with shows in Flemington, Providence, and Brooklyn, and new tour dates are being planned as well.
NY IN 64 The Gentle Indifference Of The Night release weekend:
5/26/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ
5/27/2017 Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
5/28/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY
NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.
The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.