Dear Comrade's music is as diverse as the personal histories and influences of it's musicians. The founding member, Arthur Kremer, started his music career as the drummer with the popular, indie-rock band Stellastarr*. Several years ago, Kremer began writing solo material, singing and playing guitar. After developing a significant body of work and previewing this work at open mics around Brooklyn, NY., he was joined by guitarist Emmett Aiello. Aiello's raw sound, influenced mostly by American roots music, stood in stark contrast to Kremer's moody and melodic writing. However, Aiello's perceptive ear and keen musical sensibilities dovetailed nicely with Arthur’s desire to create a varying tone from song to song. Once they had played together for a few months, they auditioned several drummers before finding Dennis Lehrer. Most recently Dennis had been the drummer in Autodrone, an alternative/experimental rock group with several albums and tours under their belt. Dennis’ stylistic versatility and quick read of the DC sound made him an obvious choice. At the start of 2012, DC has added Phil Zuckerman on Bass. The Dear Comrade sound has been described as “eclectically rich” and "cinematic", a testament to the diversity of the band members as well as the city in which they live. Recently the band released it's first LP, All Wisdom is Gone, and is currently playing shows around New York City.
Suturee is a New York based band, formed in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007 by Julian Brau and Rebecca Adorno. Meeting through mutual friends they immediately decided to work on music together. By 2008 they released their self titled debut album which garnered great reviews including a feature on National Public Radio. By 2009, Julian and Rebecca relocated to New York and began working on their sophomore album. The album, Skim the Surface, features new musical elements, contributions, and friends, including members Ryan Correira in 2009, and Raul Reymundi in 2012 during the completion of the album. In 2011 a short live album, Among Friends, was released as a free digital download.
Suturee is not a real word but could be used to describe someone who has been sutured.