Endless Boogie Band
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Endless Boogie Band
Endless Boogie
Endless Boogie in 2014.jpg
Endless Boogie performing at Basilica Soundscape festival in 2014
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
1997 (1997)-present
Labels
Members
  • Paul Major
  • Jesper Eklow
  • Marc Razo
  • Harry Druzd
  • Chris Gray

Endless Boogie is an American rock band, formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York. The current line-up of the band consists of Paul Major (vocals, guitar), Jesper Eklow (guitar), Marc Razo (bass) and Harry Druzd (drums). The band takes its name from John Lee Hooker's 1971 album of the same name.[1]

The band is known for "its minimalist jams both onstage and on record."[2]

History

The band was formed in 1997 by Matador Records employees and a professional record collector for jamming.[3][4] Initially having no plans to record or to tour, the band played their first live show in 2001 as an opening act for Pavement's Stephen Malkmus. After releasing a pair of rare vinyl LPs from 2005,[3] the band released the albums Focus Level in 2008 and Full House Head in 2010.[5] Touring with bands such as Dungen and Circle, the band released their fourth album, Long Island in 2013.[6]

Musical style

The band's style has been labeled as hard rock, psychedelic rock, stoner rock and blues rock.[7][8][2] The band's minimalist musical style also attributes krautrock influences, being described as "classic-rock-meets-krautrock"[9] and " repetitive, one-chord riff-rock."[4] The band described their musical style as "Kraut Southern rock."[10]

The band's style also has been compared to those of ZZ Top, AC/DC, Teenage Head-era Flamin' Groovies, Canned Heat, Amon Dl, Can, The Groundhogs, The Stooges and the Velvet Underground.[5][3][1] Tom Hughes of The Guardian described Major's vocals as being "somewhere between a John Lee Hooker drawl and a Captain Beefheart honk."[11]

Band members

Current members
  • Paul "Top Dollar" Major - vocals, guitar
  • Jesper "The Governor" Eklow - guitar
  • Marc Razo - bass
  • Harry Druzd - drums
Former members
  • Chris Gray - drums

Discography

Studio albums
  • Focus Level (2008)
  • Full House Head (2010)
  • Twenty Minute Jam Getting Out Of The City (2011)
  • Long Island (2013)
  • Vibe Killer (2017)
EPs and singles
  • "Swedish Pizza" (2012)
  • Matinicus EP (2013)
Compilations
  • The Skinless Ogress Revolution, Which Feeds On Human Sacrifice (2011)
Other releases
  • Volume 1 (2005)
  • Volume 2 (2005)

References

  1. ^ a b Fricke, David (March 15, 2013). "Endless Boogie - Long Island". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Endless Boogie". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Leitko, Aaron (July 1, 2008). "Endless Boogie - Focus Level". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Ratliff, Ben (February 18, 2013). "Committed to an Old Sound and Riffing on the Past". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Brackbill, Shawn. "Endless Boogie - Long Island". Uncut. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ Maine, David (May 7, 2013). "Endless Boogie: Long Island". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ Marchese, David (January 14, 2013). "Listen to Endless Boogie's Gonzo Epic 'Taking Out the Trash'". Spin. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ Kelly, Zach (February 18, 2013). "Endless Boogie - Long Island". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ Oliphint, Joel (June 7, 2013). "Nelsonville Music Festival 2013: Photos Recap". Paste. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ Cohan, Brad (February 13, 2013). "Endless Boogie Don't Have Their Shit Together". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Tom (April 23, 2013). "Endless Boogie - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014. 

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