You might ask yourself ‘what does Syracuse know about southern rock music?’ Enter Brand New Sin, the upstate based band with a re-tooled lineup, that will be opening up in just a few short days for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators in New York City’s famed Irving Plaza. After touring with Slash and company previously, the band is back on the road on the heels of their release of 2011’s “United State,” their first on the Goomba label. Songs like “Infamous,” “Bed of Nails,” and “Goddess of War” show off the band’s southern chops meshed with riffs that exemplify hard rock music.
While the group is primarily focused on rock music, their side project “Hobo Graffiti” performs acoustically throughout the Syracuse area, playing familiar cover tunes, with a stand up bass. The band samples the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, The Doors, and even The Misfits for their wide ranging, eclectic set. On this tour, however, the band will be plugged in and ready to unleash. And for a band that doesn’t come through Manhattan that often, they certainly sound like they’re looking forward to playing in front of NYC’s finest on May 22nd.
We grabbed a few minutes with frontman Kris Wiechmann and talked about performing in The City, touring with Slash and Myles Kennedy, the re-shuffling of Brand New Sin’s lineup, their latest album, and aspirations for the rest of 2012. Listen in above and while tickets to the show might be sold out, but you can hit StubHub to secure yours now. For more information on the band and upcoming tour dates, check out brandnewsin.org.
- Jane Van Arsdale