Bootblacks have been at the forefront of New York’s post-punk scene ever since their inception in 2010. Ten years of recording, relentless touring, and constant evolution has the band firing on all five cylinders in 2020, culminating in their latest LP Thin Skies, which was released on Artoffact Records on October 9th. The LP is nine tracks of hard-hitting post-punk, mixing genres with relative ease and prowess.
In the midst of the pandemic, Bootblacks have also kept a steady stream of content flowing, including homegrown music videos for each of the album’s tracks, DJ sets with New York’s Red Party, carefully curated playlists, hilarious album promos and advertisements, and most notably, a handful of appearances on livestream festivals, the latest slated for tomorrow’s Cold Waves: Season of the Glitch festival. The band also shot a full live concert video at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus, and have been releasing select performance segments, all while beginning to work on their next record.
We had the chance to speak to Bootblacks over video chat about the LP, the band’s evolution, and the health and safety of our nation. Stay tuned to the end for a very special announcement and be sure to pick up a copy of Thin Skies asap!
Photo by Katrin Albert