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Introducing EndAnd

June 22, 2013

Amanda Frey

Disarmingly human and emotionally charged noise/punk rock from the heart of Brooklyn, New York, EndAnd have been gaining feverish word-of-mouth since the Summer 2012 release of the uncompromising “Adventures of Fi in Space”, which saw the band getting recommended by publications such as The Deli NYC, Large Hearted Boy, Delusions of Adequacy and Those Who Dig. Now, the band’s new full-length “Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running” takes their sound in a more visceral, aggressive direction.

Starting in early 2011, Daniel Fern and Mike Morales played for months as a rock duo. Dan’s versatile playing and writing style became an instant crowd pleaser, backing powerful, gut-wrenching vocals with solid guitar work. Dan had previously played the guitar, drums and bass on his early demos; in live performance he looped parts to overdub, while Mike held the groove with his intuitive percussive navigation.

As the duo gained steam, so, too, did their reputation, garnering increasing attention and respect at their rehearsal space, and home away from home, King Killer Studios (Gowanus, Brooklyn). After a show at Williamsburg’s Public Assembly, where they serendipitously shared the stage with fellow KK band Capita Clip, Dan and Mike, sparked by the low end emanating from Capita’s sound, asked bassist Bill Fitzgerald if he’d sit in at their next practice. Fitzgerald gladly obliged.

Bill jumped on board during this first rehearsal, bringing the vision of a power trio into fruition and forming EndAnd. With impressive vocal capabilities and spine-bending bass lines, Bill turned the project into a band when “Adventures of Fi in Space” was performed at the album’s release show later that week.

Everyone, past and present, from the King Killer community is represented here: Ernest D’Amaso and Willie Chen of Generator Ohm; Dan Kramer of The Stink; and Robert Allan of We Are Augustines are among the many that contributed to Adventures. The album is comprised of Adventures of Hi Fi and Adventures of Lo Fi in Space, two EP’s consisting of pristine studio recordings and a collection of DIY recordings, respectively.

After playing many of the New York area’s best venues and headlining the CMJ Festival’s Noise Rock stage, EndAnd began working on their new full-length CD “Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt Running”, which marked a drastic, and much darker shift in the band’s sound.

Vocalist/Guitarist Daniel Fern says “This album is immensely personal and angry. Maybe even schizophrenic, I don’t know. It’s 11 songs and only 21:30 minutes. It’s themes are focused mainly around immigration and being trapped mentally and physically in a situation one does not have control over (I was an illegal immigrant for nearly half my stay in America since I arrived at the age of 12. I’m now 27). Diseases such as chronic muscle tensions, stomach disorders. and cancer. Relationships, loss and mistrust. The loss of my father and grandfather. These are the themes. I’d rather not put one under a microscope.”

Members/Instruments: Daniel Fern – guitar vocals. Bill Fitzgerald – Bass Vocals. Mike Morales – Drums
Production: engineered and Mixed by Dan Kramer.


Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt​-​Running

Track list:
1. At Fault’s End
2. Pulse
3. The Detach
4. I’m One of Three
5. Snow Song
6. I Love You Song
7. Vessel
8. The Hypocrite Mourns
9. It’s a Miracle Gone
10. Weapon
11. Strong

You can watch “Commando” below, taken from their 2012 CD: “Adventures of Fi in Space” – This LP is a summation of two EP’s; Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space, and Adventures of Lo-Fi in space. Each medium is represented. Polished studio quality recordings, and DIY style recordings of different variations (digital 4 track, analog 4 track, live recording, minimal pro tools).

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