Bully burst onto the scene in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Feels Like. Today the band announces Losing. The album was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio.
Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, Bully was born in 2013. Bognanno was an engineer who had cut her teeth working at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Together with guitarist Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus on bass, they made a debut album received unanimous critical acclaim and Bognanno became a point of intrigue. A rock icon in the making, with her signature scream, messy blonde hair hanging in her face, and formidable skills as both a player and a engineer who prefers recording to tape. “The coarse Cobain head-scream of Bully singer, songwriter and guitarist Alicia Bognanno is its own resuscitating jolt of protest,” said Pitchfork. “She spends much of Feels Like tearing the house down with her howl.” The success propelled the band into an exhaustive touring cycle with spots on huge festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapallooza, Pitchfork Music Festival and ACL and a late night appearance on Conan.
Aye Nako is a queer punk band comprised of 4 weirdos writing dissonant and melodic punk music while carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between music, art, and politics in New York City and beyond. 2015’s The Blackest Eye, released on Don Giovanni Records, saw the band explore personal themes such as abuse and racism to critical acclaim, ending up on several best of lists including both the New York Times and NPR and being voted best garage band in New York in the Village voice. Originally formed to subdue boredom but now operating on another frequency, they are actively seeking a planet where those who fall in the margins can feel OK about being themselves.