Writing by Stephanie Augello
Photos by Wendy 13ird (Wendy Bowman)
On March 27th, NYC three piece The Dirty Grand released a hard copy preview of their new EP "Facedown" at Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery. Wendy 13ird was there with her camera.
On March 27th, NYC outfit The Dirty Grand held a party at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg to offer fans a free hard copy preview of their new EP "Facedown." Before coming together as a unit, members Jake Bernstein, Tony Diodore and Andrew Griffiths were already veterans of NYC's music community. Since introducing themselves to the local scene back in October, they have played at a number of popular venues, including Pianos, Webster Hall and Brooklyn Bowl, as well as the aforementioned Cameo Gallery. "Facedown" is the band's second EP. You can take a listen to it via their Bandcamp site.
Last week's show received a preliminary write-up in Deli Magazine, in which their style of electronic post-punk was compared to "...reflective, after-hours groups like Destroyer and The Weeknd. Beyond the novelty of carving out a place equal parts electronica and post-punk, Dirty Grand also displays a deep cynicism, providing an unsettling backdrop to their urban meditations."
Though I didn't make the "Facedown" release party, photographer Wendy 13ird did. Below are some of her photos from that night. To check out more of her work, follow this link.