OPTO S: February 9, 2024 Rubulad


Photograph by Claire Hewer

Brooklyn’s OPTO S remind me of filthy subway vehicles, John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, and streets at nighttime shiny with latest rainfall. Musically, they sound indebted to Suicide and the No Wave bands of the early 80s. Which is suitable contemplating their title refers MTA subway nomenclature specifying a sort of practice operation—they’re a New York band by and thru.

We caught OPTO S earlier this month opening for the mighty Oneida at Bushwick venue Rubulad. The band aren’t any strangers to stay recordings, having launched Human Indictive / Reside on ESP Disk (additionally obtainable on vinyl at Pressured Publicity), recorded earlier than the pandemic however launched as issues shut down. Just a few years later now, the band are enjoying some promising new materials, together with “Lifeless Skunk,” “Lucy 2,” and “Going Down the Fallacious Path.” You heard them right here first! In the meantime, the band is within the midst of performing some stay dates. Catch them quickly in Philadelphia on March 1st at Century Bar and again in NYC on March twenty ninth at Berlin. Examine their Fb for particulars.

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Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

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Tracks [33:11]
01. Carmine Road
02. Earlier than My Eyes
03. Lifeless Skunk
04. Lucy 2
05. Spinning Gears
06. Going Down the Fallacious Path
07. One thing Loopy

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