Otis & Waking Windows Present
Stuyedeyed + Post Animal
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ Club Metronome
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
21+ $13 ADV // $15 DOS
Stuyedeyed + Post Animal
It’s spelled S T U Y E D E Y E D. Pronounced “Tie-Dyed” with an S up front. No, we didn’t originally intend on giving you a headache, but any type of comfort removed is always refreshing. This band was born out of a basement in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, NY.
Our music explores many vantages. It’s about perspective. Songs that stem from growing up on welfare and section 8, trying to break free from a system that is systemically oppressive against us. Trying to find weight in the existence of right now and not what others dictate for us. A perspective that showcases the anger, compassion, perseverance and strength found within.
We do not make music for the cool guy. Our songs aren’t for the self important people drinking cocktails at a bar in a neighborhood they have no respect for. Our shows aren’t for the people who live for just being seen. This band exists to shake the shit out of you. We are not here to validate validation for the social ladder.
Our sound is loud. It’s direct. It’s fuzzed out. Teetering on the brink of falling apart, but never allowing it to. There is a weight, there is a groove, and there is a message. We stop and we start. Find comfort in the uncomfortable. We are intimate, we climb on your heads, and most importantly, we are right there with you.
As for the “we” in this industry mandated biography that I to hijacked to give it to you straight from the source, here is the band: Humberto Genao on bass, Luis Ruelas on drums, and Nelson Antonio Hernandez-Espinal (me) on guitar and vocals.
Get up front. Free yourselves. Fuck the bullshit. Love the real ones. No one is cool. No one is special. Preach love. Fight for yourselves, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised. Accept everyone for who they are. Give in to feeling uncomfortable. That is where the change happens. Be here. Right now.
Post Animal know how to pull wonder out of uncertainty. The five musicians have spent seven years harnessing a remarkable fluidity, different band members taking the lead vocals for any given song, the rest juggling harmonies, instruments, writing, and production duties. Rather than be deterred when the pandemic abruptly ended their 2020 US tour and hampered their ability to collaborate in person, Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javier Reyes, Wesley Toledo, and Matthew Williams found a new way to connect their surrealist mosaic. After months of demoing ideas in their respective homes, they finally came back together at Hirshland’s family farm. The quintet walked up the farmhouse’s front steps—the same steps where eight years earlier they’d named the band—going home to ground their brotherhood in a way that no other location could offer. Ten days later they’d created a new language, Love Gibberish (due May 13), a record that indulges in retro influences while pushing at the edges of modernity, relishing joy in the mess, a neon cityscape rising out of a fog of nostalgia. By opting to release the album independently, self-producing, and having Allison mix and engineer, Post Animal embraced a new adventure that pushes their creative vision deeper into the stratosphere while maintaining their hold on the complexities of reality. “This album takes us back to how it felt before we ever thought we’d be an actual touring band, with no expectations for ourselves,” Williams says. “Now, we’re inside the gibberish-ness of life, trying to figure out what we need to survive.”