“Technicolour psych-rock that feels both you’ve discovered a hidden gem from decades past and vibrantly, thrillingly fresh.”
Today, The Muckers release “Suspended“, the new single from their debut full-length, Endaevor, slated for release on February 26th via Greenway Records, and available to pre-order on Rough Trade Exclusive splatter vinyl.
New York City’s layers of continuous noise – vibrating, reverberating, buzzing & blazing – have set the backdrop to a rising four-piece that NME already calls “one of New York’s most exciting new bands.” Just like the city, The Muckers are equal parts vital and timeless, resolute and vibrant.
As The New York Times tells the story, lead guitarist and vocalist “Emir Mohseni, was inspired by the Strokes to pursue a career in music — a passion that brought him to New York all the way from his native Iran.” The move, profiled across acclaimed publications, from Rolling Stone to Billboard, only marked the beginning of the band’s story. Upon landing in this new environment, Mohseni met the three guys that would become his closest friends, and build with him the enlivening sound and enrapturing live show that The Muckers have garnered early praises for: Anthony Azarmgin at the bass, Chris Cawley on rythm guitar, and John Zimmerman behind the drums.
Not unlike the City, The Muckers’ live shows are fast and enthralling, and they found an early supporter in KEXP’s Cheryl Waters who praised the band on her show, noting that they “were captivating the crowds” during their set at Treefort Festival, and a fan in World Cafe contributing host Stephen Kallao, who invited them to perform in the studios.
Endaevor is a fitting title for the band’s debut. Their journey is nothing short of an odyssey: first, as an immigrant taking refuge in New York City to have the right to perform rock music, then as a band caught in the global pandemic who’s had to let go of their greatest strength: thriving on any stage – from performing with Pond in a 800-cap room to making the crowds dance and sweat in the divey bars of Brooklyn.
“My days are numbered / I’m running out of time / I’ve been waiting for too long / Don’t wanna lose it again” Mohseni sings on “Suspended” in an almost prophetic moment. He has battled for years for the right to perform his music live, and just as his dream felt in reach, all the venues of the world shut down at once. But in the face of adversity, The Muckers have never let up their ambition. Listen and you’ll hear why – their music is a thrill worth fighting for.