New York City post-Punk band Catcher has released a new single and video for their song “Comparing Saviors and Friends” – a new song from the bands’ upcoming debut full-length album due out in 2022. This track is their fifth single released in 2021 and it’s amazing. The track is emotive and raucous as you’d expect from the buzz band and the video presents a slick production that matches the frenetic riffs and measured heartbroken vocals. If 2021 has been a lot for you and you need a pick me up to start the new year, catch the band performing at Mercury Lounge in NYC with Hello Mary on January 2nd. Tickets are available now at the link below. Watch the clip for “Comparing Saviors and Friends” now!
Tickets for the January 2nd show https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00005B6BDCD1530E
Brooklyn-based post-punk band with a reputation for visceral and powerful live performances. Drawing comparisons to Iceage and Protomartyr, Catcher deliver music with a driving and inundating low-end, provided by childhood friends Cameron McRae and Wilson Chestney, on bass and drums respectively. Guitarists Jack Young and Christian Reech — each having been recruited earlier this year via a Craigslist ad and connection via the band’s shared Tinder — interweave melodies and noise to create an environment that manages to be at once both bleak and moving, desolate but hopeful, violent but tender. Vocalist Austin Eichler commands listeners with a domineering and chaotic presence. From drawling croons to powerful screams, Austin’s narrative lyrics invoke a wide spectrum of emotion while creating a world of their own. Through endless hours of practice and work, the band has crafted a gripping and tight live performance and a growing international fanbase.
While concocting Catcher’s general ethos, Austin explained their process as, more or less, taking each of their individual interests and combining them into a stew, flavored with bits of post-punk influence and dashes of noise and art rock. With this project, they retained a sense of dedication to switch things up as well, gaining ideas from listening to music that didn’t sound similar to anything they’d personally done before — this included anything from the noisy chaos of Puce Mary and T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo, to free jazz, dub, and even the likes of Johnny Cash “to draw back to [their] southern roots.” Thematically, their lyrical material comes as a result of influences from films (such as Wake In Fright and Until The End Of The World) and books (like The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov), but also everyday life experiences.
Catcher’s debut album is due in 2022.