Monday, September 12, 2011

Band name/location: We are Praetura, from Brooklyn NY.

Members: J stallings on drums and M.Paradis on guitar.

Formed: We've been playing together since I (Morgan) moved to Brooklyn in 2008, but we've been gathering a bit of steam since early 2011.

Releases: In January 2011 we recorded 7 songs with Colin Marston at the Caves of Menegroth that we recently self-released as a CD. Expect more to come!

Tell us about yourselves!
I like to think that Praetura is a mix of all the musical things that both of us hold dear: careful songwriting, attention to detail, maybe a nod to subtlety; but still maintains that chaotic feeling, where you think maybe the song is just going to fall apart when you listen to it. What the fuck are these people doing? But you find it strangely compelling...

As far as influences, I can tell you what we have on pretty much constant rotation. We are both old punkers, so, we still like to listen to Subhumans and MDC and relive our glory days. Old school American and Swedish death metal, grind, hardcore, jazz, all kinds of instrumental music.

Looking forward to playing in Ithaca for the first time on the 16th, and we're playing in Brooklyn on October 9th at Acheron with Canadian grinders Wake!

Don't miss Praetura live with Hiroshima Vacation, These Machines, and Among Dead Men at the Community School of Music & Art, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 330 E State / MLK Jr St, Ithaca, NY 14850 - 8PM | $5 | ALL AGES