From: NY, United States
Eight Two is an electro/melodic/acoustic/folk/rock quartet based in Brooklyn New York. Although their songs are written by their lead singer who is a visual artist don't let that fool you, the music of Eight two is intricate and challenging, requiring some highly talented musicians to pull it off.
It is hard to think of Eight Two as anything but a New York sound, both literally in their sampling the sounds of trains, picnics in the park, dirty waves and rainy streets, and as Eight Two put it "the city is very much alive and we feel it speaking through us".
Once upon a time there was a young painter, he closed himself away, making paintings every day and all through the night. One hot day in California, sweating over the most beautiful painting he ever made, he realized that there was something in him that painting could not express. At the same moment he started hearing sounds and music, like a thousand voices in harmony, closing in around him. Frightened and confused he moved far away to New York, where no one knew him. Day in, day out the sounds followed him as he walked every corner of the city searching for answers.
One day, walking up first avenue in a torrential downpour he ducked into a music store for shelter. The girl in the store asked him what he needed and to his own surprise he said he needed to record music. That was the day a painter started recording the music of Eight Two.
Don't Feel Sorry For Lovers:
The single based on the 80's song by Scritti Politti that is getting all the love from Eight Two's debut "You're Too Wonderful" and "Music to Kill For [Compilation]".
NYC inspired genre bending synthesis of retro dance beats, folk guitars, and moody vocals over recordings of subway trains. A journey through the heart of NYC.
Williamsburg anthem "Wondering" remixed with love by Brooklyn hip hop/Afrobeat producer Dave Ahl. A carnival ride of indie synth-folk and dub.