New York City’s post-industrial synthpunk duo BANGLADEAFY will head out on their first tour in almost three years this month, taking the tracks from their Housefly album out on the road across the Eastern US.
BANGLADEAFY’s drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers released their fourth album, Housefly, through Nefarious Industries in September 2020. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly delivers thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. The album sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo. Marking a development in the band’s philosophy and approach to songwriting, particularly in the vocal department, Housefly embraces more personal lyricism and an uncharacteristically up-front vocal presence. In 2020, BANGLADEAFY have freed themselves of all expectation and restraint — now, anything goes
Housefly was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Vergara of Pancake Studios, with the drums recorded and mixed by Mike Gatto of Gatto Records, and completed with artwork by Bryan Elkins, the band also issuing multiple psychedelic videos surrounding its release.
BANGLADEAFY’s Housefly Tour 2022 will launch out of Ithaca on April 15th, playing through Akron, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Youngstown, and State College before ending in Baltimore on April 22nd. See all confirmed dates below and watch for additional updates from the band in the months ahead as they plot local live actions and new material.
Acquire BANGLADEAFY’s Housefly through all digital providers and watch their intense “Harvest,” “Tar,” and “Bloom” videos all at the Nefarious Industries album landing page HERE.
BANGLADEAFY Housefly Tour 2022:
4/15/2022 Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar – Ithaca, NY w/ BRIAN!, Skip Tracer
4/16/2022 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge – Akron, OH
4/17/2022 Liar’s Club – Chicago, IL w/ Heet Deth, Bellhead
4/18/2022 The Comet – Cincinnati, OH w/ Stella Research Committee, Lashes
4/19/2022 The Dirty Rotten – Columbus, OH w/ The Lycan Bite, Dirty Rotten
4/20/2022 Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH w/ Safest Ledge, Fernway
4/21/2022 Dumpster Fire – State College, PA w/ Ultra Deluxe, Lastima, MAG2
4/22/2022 Holy Frijoles – Baltimore, MD w/ The Joy Amaranthian, Ugly Twin, Muscle
“…filters the band’s ear for riffy, off-the-wall compositions through Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo. It has both a cinematic and tribal feeling…” – Decibel Magazine
“…a vinyl consuming, part-nightmare part-wet dream tech metal experience that is as tight in its charges as it is maniacally loose in its concepts. Prickly drums and mercurial synths mesh and clash propelled by violent rhythms. Electronic effects scream and undulate like an ambulance siren, then pierce the night sky on the back of digging bass lines.” – PopMatters
“…one of extreme music’s most innovative and original acts today… a detonation of popcorn percussions, anxious bass, and retro, menacing synths. It’s like an aggressive acid trip given aural form — and the accompanying visualizer is appropriately trippy, too.” – MetalSucks
“There is an infectious energy in the duo’s performance overall, and one can only imagine all the bodies that will hit the floor when they can take this chaotic, jazz noise to a live setting. Until then try wrapping your head around Housefly. It moves pretty fast, and if you do not stop and focus once it is playing, you could miss the magic BANGLADEAFY weave on it.” – Everything Is Noise