EndAnd: Noisy Brooklyn Punks
EndAnd is a noisy punk/alternative trio from Brooklyn, New York that have been recommended by influential publications such as Large Hearted Boy and Those Who Dig. The band embrace both feedback and pop sensibility. Starting in early 2011, Daniel Fern and Mike Morales played for months as a rock duo (à la The White Stripes and Hella). Dan's experienced, versatile playing and writing style became an instant crowd pleaser, backing powerful, gut-wrenching vocals with rock 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 or shook the building from its foundations with his intuitive and masterful percussive navigation.
As the duo gained steam, so, too, did their reputation for kicking ass, 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 King Killer Studios 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, 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, rang in 2012 with an amazing start.