Embrace the Buzz
The Fuzz 92.1 Private Artist welcomes New Politics
Buzz rockers New Politics are making a stop in the Electric City this week for an intimate acoustic performance. The Brooklyn via Copenhagen based 3-piece rock band will take the stage as part of The Fuzz 92.1 Private Artist Showcase at the Fuzz 92.1 Radio Theatre, 5th floor of the Times-Tribune Building, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton, on Monday, May 13. The performance starts at 7 p.m. The show is all ages. Sign up for free tickets at www.fuzz921.com.
New Politics are David Boyd (vocals), Soren Hansen (vocals/guitar) and Louis Vecchio (drums). Their sophomore album, A Bad Girl In Harlem, will be released on May 21 through RCA Records. Alternative Press has included New Politics as one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2013. Additionally, New Politics are currently on the 2013 MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Twenty One Pilots and will be hitting the road with reunited Fall Out Boy this spring. New Politics released their new single “Harlem” which broke into the Top 15 at alternative radio and is featured in the new Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos commercial which began airing nationwide in April.
“It’s amazing what’s happening with “Harlem”; I’m totally blown away and I can’t believe it,” Boyd said. “We’ve been working a long time on the record and it’s been a really hard, emotional process. There is a vibe and a feeling on (the record) that’s hard to describe. It’s a reflection of what we’ve gone through; finding and capturing that honesty is what we managed to do in this album. I got the master last week and I was blown way myself and I personally don’t like listening to my own music.”
In 2010 New Politics released their self-titled debut album. The album contained the successful single, “Yeah Yeah Yeah.” New Politics have toured with 30 Seconds to Mars, Neon Trees and Dirty Heads amongst others. In 2011 they made their late night network television debut on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and they have also performed on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit.
The acoustic performance planned for the Private Artist Showcase is still a work in progress for the band, but is something they are looking forward to playing. “We are band that’s still learning and putting our puzzle together,” Boyd said. “I believe in going with what is happening “now.” Time passes and you develop and grow. Our drummer is amazing and Soren is an all-around incredibly talented guy; we’re not afraid and we go all out. We’re still building up our acoustic show; we always have fun. It’s not that complicated.”
— tom graham
The Fuzz 92.1 Private Artist Showcase featuring New Politics at the Fuzz 92.1 Radio Theatre, 5th floor of the Times-Tribune Building, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton, Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The show is all ages. Sign up for free tickets at www.fuzz921.com. Tickets are first come, first served. For more information, visit www.newpoliticsrock.com.