A New Bug is a team of musicians looking to make an imprint on every stage & venue they play. Formed August 2011 in Long Island their sole intentions were to crawl into the nooks & crannies of their audiences ears; spreading musical phantasmagoria to all their senses. Eddie Lo (guitar/vocals) & Nick Diaz (bass) always connected musically through the cosmic coincidence of their birth days falling on the same date. Mike Boulanger (drums) knew Eddie Lo from being in previous bands with him in the years dating back to 2006 & 2009.
Aug’ 2011 – band formation
Nov’ 2011 – first EP released
Feb’ 2012- toured upstate NY
May 2012 – appeared in Suffolk Community College Newspaper
Spring 2012 till present – (gig sheet)
August 2013 “Traveling Circus Tour”
(other bands on tour: InCircles, Entering the Sun, Destructasaurus Rex & Sex in HD.)
This three piece psychedelic garage rock band is heavily influenced by endless artists, but key ones stick out like The Stooges, The Velvet Underground & modern bands like Tame Impala. Festering for a while after their upstate NY tour, they often played open mics at coffee shops acoustically & some free lance paid gigs at bowling alleys. It wasn’t until they met the party throwing company Esoteric Entertainment in Spring 2012 before they were playing parties in front of 200 people and starting to spread their name to Long Islanders as opposed to their upstate NY buzz.
This led to that and they joined up with the promotion company Planet of Sound & along with PDT Entertainment they have been booked on gigs every weekend in Long Island & NYC; crowds ecstatic with their pulsing rhythms they pierce the stage; leaving their mark on every bar & music venue they play. Currently in February 2013 they finished their full-length self-titled LP soon to be up online for purchase & download.
Band Name: A New Bug
Genre: Psychedelic Garage Rock
From: Long Island, NY
Album Release: Spring 2013
Stony Brook Radio Mention
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Eddie Lo – 6314134442