January 22nd, 2020 11pm Stage 1
Bindy is a newly formed post-punk band from New York City. Marrying 1980s no-wave skronk with oddly psychedelic harmony arrangements, their sound gives you something to move to.
Twenty-three year old founder, Francesca Craft, had been cranking out mostly a cappella bedroom demos of her spunky originals as a form of therapy, with no intention of releasing or performing them, but the songs proved too good. Infused with a smartly catchy and satirical art-pop sensibility her songs are animated by their bold, personal and volatile subject matter (resilience in the face of male ego to reference a couple songs). Francesca teamed up with cult producer Oliver Ignatius to knock out the first Bindy EP on analog tape.
The “Really Something” EP was received warmly. Soon after its release, Francesca brought in guitarist Gabriel Paiano, drummer Harry Smith and bassist Lily Stern to complete the line-up, which is now regularly playing clubs and DIY spots in NYC. “Bindy” is Francesca’s childhood nickname. It’s also the band name for this conglomerate of talented and tasteful punks. Expect a full length LP in 2020!