Night Beats Bring Psychedelic Rock to Rough Trade NYC This Saturday

July 14th, 2016

Danny Lee Blackwell (vocals and guitar), James Traeger (drums) and Jakob Bowden (bass) have been doing their own take on bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock soul—or what they call “experimental R&B—as the Seattle trio the Night Beats since 2009. They’ve released a variety of singles and compilation tracks in addition to three studio albums, including this year’s Who Sold My Generation (stream it below). Clash Music compared the band to groups like the Black Keys and the 13th Floor Elevators, adding that Night Beats (above, doing “Sunday Mourning” for KEXP FM) “have crafted an exhilarating, hedonistic modern psych album that means the album doesn’t just pay homage to a lot of the great influences mentioned, but sounds just as good.” Currently crisscrossing the country, Night Beats come to town to play Rough Trade NYC on Saturday night. And as an added bonus, New York City’s Acid Dad and the Mystery Lights open the show.