Duke of Vandals, Bad Galaxy

Duke of Vandals

Bad Galaxy

Wed · March 14, 2018

7:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Duke of Vandals
Duke of Vandals
Duke of Vandals is a New York based band. A musical attitude of grunge, metal and punk. Obsessed with things gone awry, late night encounters and the occult.
Bad Galaxy
Bad Galaxy
Bad Galaxy is the moniker of Brooklyn based musician Alexis Pastuhov. With two full-length albums and two EP’s already released under his own name, Pastuhov started Bad Galaxy in early 2017 to serve as a vehicle for a collection of songs that didn’t seem to fit comfortably alongside previous offerings. His first full-length in over four years, the songs were recorded in various locations using a simple, two-channel interface and often nothing more than a single microphone.

These twelve songs marks the start of a shift in identity. For some, assuming a new name provides separation, protection, and artistic freedom. For others it is just another way to stand out and define oneself in a world that has seen it all. For Pastuhov, both of these things ring true, but at the root of it there is also a basic desire for reinvention and self-discovery. An instinct to delve deeper and to explore creativity in new ways.

The songs on Bad Galaxy are certainly Pastuhov’s most ambitious to date. Mixing electronic elements, samples, and retro synth tones with organic instrumentation the arrangements are grander and the textures more varied. Stylistically the album takes many shapes; weaving from folk to grunge to experimental, with every song holding something new to discover upon each listen. Similar to past material the mood of the album is dark, and brutally self-aware, and Pastuhov’s words and dynamic voice are as sharp and poignant as ever.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003