The 1865 - photo 2 by C.P. Krenkler

The 1865 - photo 1 by C.P. Krenkler
Although we absolutely like to give higher exposure to artists on the cutting edge of music, no matter if it be via their genres and blending thereof or the thematic subjects they address, or their all round aesthetic presentation, each and every after in a though there comes a band that puts all of that with each other in a way that no one has ever carried out earlier to them. This could be a single of these situations – enter The 1865, a slick and extremely exceptional band from New York. They are each forward considering and reflective of the previous and however, how considerably issues continue to remain the identical, as if in some ass-backward repeated loop that humanity cannot appear to break from, though understanding complete effectively that we must.

Many months immediately after releasing their debut album ‘Don’t Tread On We!’ via New York-primarily based Mass Appeal Records, they are back with the new video for ‘John Brown’s Gat’. Directed by Hectah, the new video combines imagery and text from identified photos, Press clippings and retro-styled photos of the musicians in order to match with the all round stylistics of this video. With each other this operates quite effectively, all serving to underline the overarching message of this track, and the rage that fuels each this band’s mission and their angst-filled but quite timely sound.

“John Brown was a white man who believed that African Americans must not be enslaved he was prepared to bust his gun (aka his “Gat”) to contribute to the emancipation/liberation work. The youngsters right now would just describe him as an “ally”. He was prepared to place his life on the line and sooner or later he lost his life on behalf of his Nubian brothers and sisters. We crafted a tune to honor the man. RIP my brother. You have been on the suitable side of history. Donald Trump is a chump,” says Sacha Jenkins.

This is a band who is not afraid to break new ground, to pursue a history-informed agenda for the future, to educate these who are certainly listening, and to infuse with groove these who are not truly listening but want to really feel the music… truth be told, there truly is so considerably right here to really feel and believe about.

The 1865 was formed in 2017 by musician/filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (The White Mandingos, The Wilding Incident), who also directed the new Wu-Tang docu-series acquired by Showtime. The band came to life when joined by Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman (Apollo Heights / The Veldt, Badawi) on lead vocals/baritone guitar and famed session musician pro-skateboarder Chuck Treece on drums. The band later added Afro-Brazilian bassist Flora Lucini (Maafa) and drummer Jason “Biz” Lucas (Dragonz of Zynth) to the mix.

The 1865’s music is influenced by Terrible Brains, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Minor Threat, but also such artists as Neil Young, Betty Davis and X-Ray Spex. Punk, metal and new wave dipped in blues barbecue sauce. Open your mouth and dive suitable in – it tastes terrific. Machine gun and dissonant guitars, bass deeper than the Bayou, and revolutionary drums lifted straight out of tools in the field.

The band recorded this debut album at Applehead Recording Studio in Woodstock, New York with Chris Bittner and Michael Birnbaum, who have worked with everybody from Terrible Brains to Living Colour to Coheed and Cambria.

On ‘Don’t Tread On We!’, the band requires inspiration from 1865 America, post the Emancipation. Each and every song from the LP capabilities distinct explorations of life in 1865 America, a land living in the shadows of the fallen Confederacy. That year, the Civil War came to an finish, hence igniting what was identified as America’s Reconstruction era. And though newly freed slaves have been gradually adapting to a post-Confederate society, the battle had actually just begun.

There are nevertheless so several parallels with contemporary American history, The 1865 chose their name as to signify that the extra issues adjust, the extra they remain the identical. This debut album punctuates that sentiment, with genuine stories told via the prism of hardcore punk. The outcome is a band, whose lyrics are just as effective as their bone-shaking sound.

In this existing climate, message music is completely very important. Enter The 1865 with their mission to inform of the previous though simultaneously highlighting some painful realities about the present. Each and every song is a cautiously constructed history lesson, with a supercharged soundscape

“I believe Carolyn did a truly terrific job of telling a truly broad variety of perspectives. All of these songs can be looked at as stories. But if you are not truly plugged into what the lyrics are about or what the scene is all about, at the finish of the day the music nevertheless rocks, ” says Sacha.

‘Don’t Tread On We!’ is out now, accessible digitally on Bandcamp, as effectively as various other on the internet shops. It has also been pressed on black and red vinyl in a vintage style jacket with a lyric/coloring book, accessible at right here.

The 1865 will be playing numerous reside dates in January, such as a residency at New York’s Max Fish on January 9th and a Martin Luther King celebration at Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM Cafe on January 18th. Ahead of that, Honeychild Coleman will be playing a reside solo show on Halloween at Alphaville along with her former bandmates (The Veldt and Micah Gaugh).

Flora Lucini – Acapella Vocals
Sacha Jenkins SHR – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman – Baritone Guitar, Lead Vocals
Chuck Treece – Drums, Bass,Backing Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
All songs written by Jenkins / Treece / Coleman
Recorded at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York
Recorded and mixed by Chris Bittner, Michael Birnbaum
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper

In The Video
Flora Lucini (MAAFA) – Bass
Sacha Jenkins SHR – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman – Baritone Guitar, Lead Vocals
Jason “Biz” Lucas (Dragonz of Zynth) – Drums

Also verify out the 1st two singles from this album, which they presented earlier

You can adhere to developments with The 1865 by means of Facebook | Bandcamp Spotify. Comply with them on Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud. Photo credit: CP Krenkler.

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