The first single “Take Care of My Girl” by new indie rock band The Bushwick Hotel begins with lively crashing horns and captivates from beginning to end. Their album, Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind, will be out on November 19th.
As their name suggests, The Bushwick Hotel is extremely artistically minded and based in Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, it’s where they formed out of a shared love for not music, but visual art, which they combine during their live performances into a type of performance art that must be seen to be believed.
According to the group, multiple different mediums can—and should—be enjoyed together, not separately, and in fact, they immerse themselves in the New York visual art scene just as thoroughly as they dive into their sophisticated, jazzy music. They have been together since 2012.
Onstage, the quartet tends to feature other musicians in addition to the band, as well as artists and designers from all areas of the art world, including Catherine Westergaard. They recently supported NY Fashion Week by appearing at the “Fashionably Late” party at Ella Lounge, where Westergaard’s latest exhibit was featured alongside a fantastic performance by the band.
Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind will feature not only excellent music but beautifully abstract album cover art, which is available to view now on the band’s official website. The Bushwick Hotel’s inclination towards art of the visual variety, and blending various mediums into one, does not mean their musical skill is lacking in any way whatsoever; in fact, their love of art is shown more brilliantly through their extraordinary concoction of jazz, soul, and alternative indie rock, which is sure to gather further attention come November.
“Take Care of My Girl” is old-fashioned yet refreshingly new, brimming with clear, bright instrumentation and held together by a deceptively catchy melody.
For more information on The Bushwick Hotel, check out their website.