Headline: "Meet Me In Death Valley"
Current City: Long Island
State: New York
Country: United States
Black Suit Youth is a high energy, alternative/ post punk rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2004 under the original name The New York Dynamite, the band recorded their debut EP with burgeoning producer Tomas Costanza (Diffuser, Band Camp, Disney artists). The “Dynamite” spent the next two years touring the East Coast and Mid-West incessantly in support of the ep. Months on the road transformed the band into a cohesive unit and a punishing live act. While on tour and at home they sold over 1,000 copies of their debut cd-r EP.
The year 2007 brought with it a name change and a new album. In summer 2007, the band, now called Black Suit Youth, released "Our Future is History". The record featured six explosive new tracks spliced with the former six song EP. The album was released on ITUNES on November 13th. Black Suit Youth booked a late summer tour to support the record. They stormed venues from Boston to Chicago, making fans, making friends and selling trunks full of BSY merchandise along the way. In 2008 they released and toured on the ep "East of Eden". August 31st 2010 marked the CD and digital release of their much anticipated sophomore full length "Meet Me In Death Valley".
Black Suit Youth has achieved strong reviews in print and online publications such as AMP Magazine, The LA Examiner, Good Times, etc. They’ve also been featured in independent films, online television, and podcasts. In addition, BSY played the national launch party for the Boston based Skope Music Magazine. They have managed to get themselves some major commercial radio attention in NYC in addition to a lot of left dial plays in several regions.
Black Suit Youth has played some of the top venues with Major Label and Indie Label acts including two sold out gigs at The Gramercy Theater, one with Story Of The Year, another with Alien Ant Farm, The Journey's Backyard BBQ with Armor For Sleep, and The Blackout Party at The Music Hall of Williamsburgh. They are currently endorsed by Shatterproof Clothing, Sir Speedy, and ID Malien Designs
March 2011 saw the release of "Meet Me in Death Valley" on 12" vinyl through a partnership with All Hail Records. Black Suit Youth was one of 101.9rxp and Cabo Wabo Tequilas top 3 “Your Shot To Rock” finalists for summer 2011 and received substantial commercial radio exposure.
"Meet Me In Death Valley" will be re-released on vinyl through Enjoy The Ride Records in late November 2011.
Genre: Alt Rock
Goals / Objectives:
To make the best music we can with no compromise.
Inspirations / Influences (separate with a comma):
The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, Bad Religion, The National, Husker Du, Alkaline Trio, Ignite, Nirvana, Screaming Trees, The Rolling Stones, The MC5, The Stooges, Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath, REM, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Social Distortion, The Ramones, The Dead Boys.