January 27th, 2012 11:29 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands featuring Tami Hart with "Something to Believe In" (Brother Bruno Remix)
Hot off the heels of her critically acclaimed Summer release Social Life (Last Bummer Records), New York Times "Artist To Watch" Tami Hart is excited to release track "Something To Believe In (Brother Bruno Remix) a collaboration from the one and only Bruno from Light Asylum.
UPCOMING MAKING FRIENDZ SHOWS - NYC
January 26 - Permanent Wave Show w/ MEN @ 285 Kent (Brooklyn)
All ages, 8pm, $10
February 4 - Queers Beers & Rears (QxBxRx) Five Year Anniversary and Final Party @ Glasslands
DJ Set by Luiza from CSS
21+, 9pm, $10
March 3 - Target First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum (Glass Pavillion, First Floor)
All ages, 6-7PM, FREE
Making Friendz is a sweet, sweaty mixture of lo-fi punk and glossy pop, R&B and disco, rooted in the spirit of Hart`s collaboration with fellow artists and friends. Formerly signed to Mr. Lady Records, Hart recorded two full-length albums by the time she was 21, and was awarded an impressive 8.0 on Pitchfork for her album What Passed Between Us. By 22, Hart consciously moved away from the "folkie" image her critics had constructed and began her foray into noisepunk. She played guitar and sang in Gangway (bandmates included members of Band Wives who would later become No Age) and played with Coach whips, Abe Vigoda, K.I.T., eventually touring with Mika Miko. In 2005, Hart moved to New York City and started a two-piece garage band, Winning Looks, which Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) recorded and pressed a limited 7" of. Most recently, Hart has been playing bass for JD Samson`s latest band, MEN.
But by the time the Winning Looks 7" was released, Hart had already begun writing songs and finding collaborators to work with on Making Friendz. Inspired by listening to tracks by the likes of Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Missy Elliott, Hart began experimenting with dance music, while still keeping her innate punk point of view. After recording demos of what would eventually become Social Life, Making Friendz signed with Brooklyn record label Last Bummer Records for their Summer 2011 release.
Keep watch for an upcoming album announcement for Making Friendz soon! And don`t miss out on their upcoming shows in NYC!
Recent Press Quotes:
"Brooklyn`s Making Friendz is, frankly, awesome."
- LA Weekly
"Making Friendz is definitely the place to be. It is really incredible, fun, amazing personalities, a sense of humor, and pop sensibility."
- JD Samson
"[Making Friendz] just went crazy here on stage... I LOVE them!"
"Every time we hear their songs we want to lose our shit on the floor and then go giggle with them."
- Chief Magazine