Before you break their hearts, they’re going to break your nose. So sing Peter Bjorn and John on “Breaker Breaker”—the kinda punk, kinda bare, totally infectious album preview for Gimme Some, out in March. We have not seen the sugarpop Swedes rock this hard before, and we are into it, big time. This less-is-more video of the trio speedily pounding the pain away doesn’t hurt, either.
With the release of their debut full length In Your Head on Saint Elsewhere Records, Playing Dead deliver high-energy indie-punk that takes the genre somewhere new while remaining true to their roots.
Formed in 2004 by Sam Hoyos (vocals/guitar) and Dave Casale (bass), Playing Dead is a pillar of the Long Island and Brooklyn indie scene. The band has toured extensively throughout the East coast and tristate area, releasing three EP’s and building a strong following along the way. They were recently ranked #27 in the alt-rock category of Deli Magazine’s top 300 NYC artists.