Play May Dates In New York & Washington DC
5.11 – Pianos – New York NY 5.18 – Pianos – New York NY 5.21 – Black Cat W/ Deleted Scenes – Washington DC 5.25 – Pianos – New York NY
Click Here To View NPR Second Stage Feature
Click Here To View Debut Video For “All My Friends”
All Music Guide “Crush Band” : http://blog.allmusic.com/2008/02/07/crush-band-xyz-affair
Food Network : http://blogs.foodnetwork.com/food/simonsays/
The New Yorker – “The XYZ Affair, the local little power-pop band that could”
Insound – “These unsigned guys rock undeniably catchy power-pop harmonies that border on euphoric. For fans of Weezer and Queen.”
O My Rockness – “These guys construct a self-aware homage to guilty pleasure pop. And the thing is, the songs they write are really good.”
Spin.com – “radiate with charm, candor, and creativity”
Stereogum – “The Brooklyn power poppers deliver a perfect visual accompaniment to the rambunctious, anthemic “All My Friends”: Nickelodeon stars of yesteryear.”
New York Magazine – “…These four Bushwick kids aren’t out to cause trouble with front man Alex Feder’s pitch-perfect whoa-oh-ohs or his fellow musicians’ scrubbed-clean pop. These boys just want to have fun.”
|New York’s The XYZ Affair have come a long way since lead singer Alex Feder’s high school demos that make up their roots. Originally forming out of New York University’s basketball Pep Band, the band solidified their current lineup – Feder on vocals and guitar, Chris Bonner on bass and backup vocals, and Russ Maschmeyer on guitar, keyboards, and backup vocals-just over two years ago, and have since been mastering the art of writing soaring arena pop colored with the duality of confident energy and boyish vulnerability.
With an affinity for complex harmonies, wall of sound guitars, big drums, and flashy guitar solos, the group has since birthed its triumphant debut A Few More Published Studies, and the followup Trials EP, to the liking of a growing legion of devotees.
After a year of honing their approach through touring and recording, The XYZ Affair are attacking 2009 with quiet determination. Armed with new songs, a torrent of hooks, and a conquer-or-die ethic, the band has super plans and a big to-do list for the year. Task number one: update bio. Check.
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