Bootblacks


Brooklyn based Synth/Post Punk band.

Since the group’s founding in 2010, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks' sound has been described as a balance of contradictions: both pensive and buoyant, referential and modern. Fitting, as the Bootblacks name is derived from novelist William Burroughs’ description of the dark underbelly of glitzy New York City.

Vocalist and frontman Panther MacDonald lists an eclectic set of influences: Depeche Mode, New Order, Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, early U2, as well as the Beatles and David Bowie for lyrical inspiration.

Bootblacks released their first EP, Narrowed, in the fall of 2012, recorded with Brian Scott Herman, after previously collaborating with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). Songwriters MacDonald and Gorman describe the collaboration with Sclavunos as a “life-changing” one that informs Bootblacks’ music to this day.

Panther describes ”Veins“, Bootblacks album released in 2016, as a step in the band’s evolution from Punk to Post-Punk. with their influences always expanding, the band is never complacent in what makes up their sound.

With the addition of Barrett Hiatt (the Harrow / Automelodi) in early 2017, fans can expect an even more synth heavy, atmospheric and “bigger-sounding” Bootblacks than before, with the followup to veins, “Fragments,” set for release on september 14th on Manic Depression Records.




12 €  Buy Digipack
Fragments

Post Punk / Wave / Digipack - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD090-CD)

Hold & Dissolve
The Longest Night
Memory Palace
Sudden Moves
A Pale Fire
Reincarnate
For You (Lois)
Gone



16 €  Buy Vinyl/LP
Fragments

Post Punk / Wave / Vinyl/LP - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD090-LP)

Hold & Dissolve
The Longest Night
Memory Palace
Sudden Moves
A Pale Fire
Reincarnate
For You (Lois)
Gone



16 €  Buy Vinyl/LP
Veins

Post Punk / Wave / Vinyl/LP - 10 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD060)

01. Colorblind
02. Southpole
03. Pastlives
04. Drift

05. Always
06. Erosion
07. Sub-Rosa
08. Abc Anxiety
09. Low- Fantasy
10. Decoys

NEWS

2017-08-14 : Bootlbacks : European tour


For their new album (out sept. 2017)


Tues 9/19 Berlin @ Bei Ruth
Weds 9/20 Nuremberg @ P31
Friday 9/22 Milan @ TNT
Sat 9/23 Lille @ La Malle-Poste
Sun 9/23 Paris @ Le Klub
Mon 9/25 Hamburg @ Astra Stube
Thurs 9/28 Potsdam @ Fliese
Fri 9/29 Leipzig @ Gieszer


booking@bootblacks.net

2016-03-11 : Bootblacks: European tour


4/15 Leipzig @ Bermuda3eck Plagwitz
4/16 Wroclaw @ Utopia CRK
4/17 Warsaw @ Chmury
4/18 Ostrava @ Plan B Hardcore Cafe
4/19 Prague @ Basement bar
4/20 Zagreb @ AKC Attack
4/21 Milan @ SOTTO La Sacrestia
4/22 Dijon @ La Quincaillerie
4/23 Paris @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
4/24 Frankfurt @ TBA
4/25 TBA
4/26 Hamburg @ MS Stubnitz
4/27 TBA
4/28 Potsdam @ Fliese
4/29 Berlin @ Maze


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2016-11-22 : Bootblacks : Veins press review


„Veins“ ist wie eine Zeitreise durch viele gute Momente der Achtziger Jahre, ohne ansatzweise banal zu kopieren.
OX Fanzine
(G)


""Veins" is definitely not generic and is one of my favorite records of the year. I love this ghoul-disco, dark wave goth originality."
Frank FOE


Brooklyn Vegan
The Los Angeles Beat
Nerdist
Audiofuzz
Austin Town Hall


"Their sound combines the intensity of bands like The Birthday Party and Sonic Youth with the catchy melodies of bands like New Order."
Subexistance


"Brooklyn based Synth/Post Punk trio Bootblacks offers excellent label debut album ‘Veins’ on vinyl"
Side Line


 

2016-03-11 : Bootblacks: New album "Veins" in free digital download


We are pleased to offer you in free digital download the new album "Veins" fromt the Brooklyn based synth/post punk trio Bootblaks, before the release of the album on vinyl.


The band is in europe for a tour, we will welcome them in Paris on april 23rd.


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