Sneak Preview

Here’s a taste of a very rough mix from our January 2008 recording session. 

Serious Entertainment
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New Recordings and Luna Lounge

This is a busy week here at The Bosch World HQ. We went into the studio last weekend to record some new songs with Travis Harrison at Serious Business Music studios in glamorous SoHo. We knocked out 5 tracks over two busy days. That’s two days, one EP.

Here’s a taste of what happened during the session:

Coming up next is a really big show on Saturday, Feb. 2. We’ll be playing at Luna Lounge in its swanky new Williamsburg digs.

The Bosch
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10.30pm
Luna Lounge
361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Subway: L to Bedford, J to Marcy Ave., G to Metropolitan
with We Tigers, My Other Friend, Arbor Day, The Yes Way

Some fresh clips

Some people have written nice things about us on the web in the last couple of weeks.

Concert Livewire: Livewire’s exclusive interview with The Bosch, “One band of note that has recently emerged from this ever-bourgeoning scene is The Bosch, a quartet that successfully marries the immediate, one-two punch of punk bands like The Ramones and The Dead Boys with the detached cool of Lou Reed, while also adding in enough Nuggets-era stained garage rock and West Coast surf music to make both Lenny Kaye and Dick Dale beam with pride.”

The Cheap Pop Enjoyable EP by The Bosch: “The Bosch’s second release, an EP entitled ‘Hurry Up,’ is immediately appealing.”

Time Out NY: The Bosch: “The Bosch’s recent EP, Hurry Up, is a fun collection of boppin’ rock & roll tunes, juiced with plenty of ’50s-style twang.”

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted: This Week’s Live Picks: “Wow, two of the most criminally ignored bands of 2007 together in one place! Both The Bosch and El Jezel released solid albums last year, but most seemed to go almost unnoticed while much shittier bands were getting lauded on every blog from here to Siberia.”

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2008 is going to be a great year.  

Here at The Bosch World HQ, we’re starting the year off in a busy way, with a residency on the Lower East Side starting THIS THURSDAY and trips to Connecticut on Friday and the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area next Saturday.

Here are the details:
Thursday night residency at Fat Baby. Each week with a different special guest and special theme.
112 Rivington St., New York, NY
Subway: F to Delancey St., JMZ to Essex St.
Thursday January 3 with The Neverbeens
Thursday January 10 with El Jezel
Thursday January 17 with Harris Trucks

On Friday January 4, we’re going north to Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, CT and on Saturday January 12, we’re south in Arlington, VA at Galaxy Hut. For details and directions, see details here.

Two Days in December

In the next week, you will have two opportunities to see The Bosch play in NYC. On Saturday night, The Bosch rock ‘n roll express visits The Trash Bar in scenic Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

On Monday evening, The Bosch local stops by The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan’s picturesque Lower East Side.  

Two days, two boroughs, two different sets will make this weekend (and Monday) more fun than a box full of kittens!

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Music-Reviewer.com

The Bosch  

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The Bosch

Hurry Up is the debut EP from The Bosch, a New York City quartet (guitar, bass, sax/keys, and drums) that has been compared variously to Lou Reed, Joey Ramone, Brian Wilson, and Dick Dale. I’m not quite hearing that, though I can get where it comes from. Hurry Up seems to be informed by doses of east and west coast 1960s rock, taking unequal parts of Ramone’s energy, Reed’s decadence, and Dick Dale’s raucousness. Andrew Raff’s sax riffs tend to boldly shoulder themselves to the front of one’s attention; it’s inaccurate to compare The Bosch to Rockets From The Crypt, but that much under-appreciated aggregation would be a proper reference point as well.

The seven tracks on Hurry Up are of varying quality, though there is nothing really awful on here. If there is a problem on Hurry Up it’s that a couple of tracks stand head and shoulders above the rest. Counting, an instrumental, permits The Bosch to show off their stuff, and even if you’re not wild about instrumentals you should hear this one loud and repeatedly. Brooklyn Cars is another standout that for some reason puts me in the mind of ? & the Mysterians; it’s probably the organ and the sing-along nature of the tune, not to mention the energy which ? & The Mysterians exhibited in concert which was never quite captured on their studio recordings. Back To Reality however, is the treasure here, a track that threatens to shake loose of the player and take off into the stratosphere. I say without exaggeration that it would be worth whatever travel time it would take to attend a Bosch performance just to hear this song live. It has simply got to be a showstopper, a song that jumps out of the gate at the very beginning and never stops building. Back To Reality is simultaneously very “now” and very retro; if it had presented as a track that was played live in roadhouses during the 1950s, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

Back To Reality is worth the price of Hurry Up’s admission all by itself, but don’t miss the rest of the disc particularly the least three sides. The Bosch manages to evoke familiarity even as they sound like no one but themselves. Jump on now.

Go back in time with The Bosch

What better way to spend the night that the clocks fall backwards than to enjoy some fine rock n’ roll. We haven’t played a show in the city for a couple of months and we’re thrilled to introduce you to some snazzy new songs.

The Bosch
Saturday, November 3
The Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St., New York, NY
9:30 pm
Subway: F to 2nd Ave., J/M/Z to Essex St.
with Kill the Alarm, Parker House and Theory, and surprise artist tba…

You can buy advance tickets in person at the Mercury Lounge box office or online at Ticketmaster.

If you are a very devoted member of iPod/iPhone Nation, “Hurry Up” is now available on iTunes.

See you on Saturday!

-Andrew, Holt, Matt, and Valerie

Mercury and More

It’s been a while since we’ve rocked out here at home in New York City, so the next gig is going to be a big one. We’re playing The Mercury Lounge on Saturday, November 3 at 9:30 pm.

Buy Tickets in advance. Kill the Alarm expects to sell out the show, so please, get advance tickets! We want to see you at the show. You can purchase at Ticketmaster online or at the Mercury Lounge box office.

Last week, we stopped in for a chat at Rockland World Radio (the bestest internet radio station in Nyack, NY.) The archive is available in the Modern Metro Music show archives (click on “The Bosch” to stream.)

Tomorrow night, we’re out in the ‘burbs in Clifton, NJ at The Clash Bar.

Release Day

Hurry Up is officially released today! What does that mean? You can buy it online here at the Boschcast store.Here’s a great review at ReadJunk:

Ever notice that garage bands rarely ever ROCK? Weird, right? Well, The Bosch ROCK. They hit all the right notes – their garagey swagger isn’t hipsterish – it’s a genuinely cool Lou Reed thing with even a little Joey Ramone in there. The music is great – an immensely likable mix of 60s garage, 50s r&b, and Strokesy rock. They’re also one of the only garage bands that incorporate keys and horns and have it sound awesome.

Read the rest of this very flattering review: Bosch, The “Hurry Up EP”We’re playing a couple of dates outside of the city, but still in the greater metro NYC area over the next couple of weeks, hitting Nyack, NY on Saturday Oct. 6 and The Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ on Friday October 12.