Friend Roulette’s single “Dutch Master” is fresh off their upcoming album I See You. Your Eyes Are Red (out June 2 on Goodnight Records). The near five-minute track begins with a sole bass line, but it takes only a few more seconds until dense instruments come in and round out the song’s psychedelic feel. “Dutch Master” oscillates between two tones — lead singer Julia Tepper’s hypnotic vocals over light percussion and a sweet guitar melody clash with aggressive instrumentals and off-beat chords for a chaotic mass of sound.
Friend Roulette is comprised of Tepper, Matthew Meade, John Stanesco, Tlacael Esparza, Kyle Olson, Brighid Greene and Nate Allen. Based in Brooklyn, the band combines violin, bass clarinet, EWI (electronic wind instrument) and two sets of drums for their signature, darkly fun orchestral rock.
Stream "Dutch Master" below:
We asked the seven-piece band about some Brooklyn venues on their bucket list, and what we got in return was an intriguing list of unconventional places that, now that we think about it, would make for some realllly fun spots to see a show.
1. An acoustic set from the biggest hot tub in NYC
2. Under the glow of the Greenpoint power plant boobs along the creek next to cemetery
3. On the second deck of the L train shuttle bus
4. A Halloween show in the “House of Death” haunted apartment building on West 10th Street
5. A private secret show in the hidden alien mail room in the post office that has no doors.