Posted in music | tour dates on April 30, 2014


Brooklyn trio Relations released their debut album, Songbirds, at the beginning of April. Drawing from a variety of postpunk influences, the band make dark-hued but catchy, danceable pop. You can stream the whole album at Soundcloud and we've got the premiere of the video for "School Safety" in this post. The black-and-white clip was directed by Geraldine Baron-Visher and Antonia Grilikhes-Lasky and follows two women around the city as their days glancingly intersect. You can watch it below.

Relations have a busy month ahead of them as they'll be doing a residency at Pianos, playing every Wednesday in May. They'll play at 10 PM each week with hand-picked artists surrounding them:

5/7: PJ Norman, White Like Fire, Eastern Hollows, Savants, Wayne Szalinski

5/14 The Local Babes, Hints, yaman palak, Glass rifle, Enemy Planes

5/21 Lightning String, Django Voris, ppomattox, Ohligans

5/28 Strange Kids, FORTS, Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo (mems Chrome Cranks / Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Lycaon Pictus

Tickets for those residency show are on sale now. Additionally, Relations play Hudson, NY's Half Moon Inn on Friday (5/2) with Cave Needles.

Flyer for the Pianos residency and the new video below...


Relations - School Safety




Comments (16)

I will not comment to the Mr. Foot Fetish impostor(s) I see on here. I take it as a compliment.

Relations, cute.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 30, 2014 2:06 PM

Man, those guys in Relations sure do have cool haircuts. I bet they go to one of those barbers where everyone has tattoos and you can drink a PBR while you wait.

I can't wait to move to BK and live that life and be a part of that scene.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:16 PM

Man, I bet these guys never complain about the sound at venues. That MacBook and those synths have to sound great live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:18 PM

Peacoat over the wool sweater is the icing on the cake.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:20 PM

This band is actually pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:32 PM

As far as i'm concerned, these guys started the Maximum Experience movement. peacoats and all.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:41 PM

2:16 : it's hair, man. it grows and you can choose to: groom it, pay someone to groom it, or let it grow. hey! you can let it grow and get busted with decks, and you know, be a part of that scene! though I think those long-hairs like pbr too...sorry!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 5:48 PM

2:16 : if you need to borrow the fifty for a cut, I've got you. you're gonna like the way you look...until you get upset that other people have hair and hairdo's. do you wear burlap sacks for clothes or something? raising you must have been a drag.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 5:53 PM

5:48/5:53 - is the same person and has zero personality and no sense of humor.

That was painful to read.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 6:18 PM

6:18 It may not be very funny, but I kind of agree with 5:33. This whole thing seems a lot like hipster on hipster hate.

Saw this band at Shea Stadium recently. As I mentioned above, they're pretty good. I almost bought their record, but then remembered that I rarely listen to music anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 6:25 PM

I like those haircuts. I am going to show my barber the pic and tell him to copy that look.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 9:18 PM

These guys look like they have relations with each other.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 10:22 PM

There's no scene in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 10:24 PM

the only thing they're missing is 2 of them looking sideways, staring off into the distance. then it would be really cool. i give it a 2.9

Posted by ben from the men | May 1, 2014 1:54 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2014 8:40 AM

If TALLBRO was standing in front of these guys, we wouldn't even see them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2014 9:48 AM

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