It should be of no surprise to anyone that the minds behind LocalBozo.com have put forth every effort to make this site your one stop shop for everything New York City. At the same time we are tirelessly working to expose you to bands we worth listening to. In the midst of a media explosion from the pages of GQ and Cosmopolitan magazine, the California based trio Early Morning Rebel are working to marry the worlds of music and fashion one catwalk at a time. And during their whirlwind publicity tour, the band stopped into New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall for an intimate acoustic set and invited LocalBozo.com to tag along.
Early Morning Rebel or ‘EMR’ for short, are steadily gaining notoriety literally across all channels. The band’s highly diverse lineup comes from the creative and challenging worlds of film and art, taking these passions and strengths to form a band that has been described as fashion forward, yet haunting. EMR embraces the world of fashion from their choice of dress to their creative independence in directing their music videos. And audiences have been responding positively on both fronts. The band’s first single “Life Boat,” has been featured on the hit series Grey’s Anatomy, a show that steadily produces soundtracks which help new bands get noticed. Following upon the success of the single, the band, formed just eight short months ago, are in town promoting their latest track, “Burn Us Down,” with an accompanying video released only recently.
The LocalBozo.com crew was fortunate to catch up with EMR after a well received performance at the East Village’s Rockwood Music Hall. There, we spoke with vocalist/guitarist Nathan Blumenfeld-James, guitarist Dustin Bath, and drummer Josh Mervin about topics ranging from the band’s history, their songwriting style, and what’s coming up next. Be sure to check out this exclusive video interview and check out Early Morning Rebel when they come through your town in the fall.
- The LocalBozo.com Team