Biography

“In the sea of derivative underground metal bands I watch perform each year, I’ll sometimes get lucky and find a band so organic, so unique, and so talented that it fills me with hope for the future of music. One such band I find myself promoting very often is Bangladeafy, a NY mostly-instrumental two piece that are as progressive as they are fun. The name Bangladeafy is derived from a combination of drummer Atif Haq’s Bangladeshi origins, and Bassist Jonny Germ’s sensio-neural hearing loss. If that alone isn’t an invite to hear what this Drum & Bass duo is capable of, I don’t know what is. Make no mistake though, Bangladeafy is far from a novelty act, one viewing of this band’s humor-filled outlandish power set will have you coming back for more.” – Frank Godla of Metalinjection.net

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News

BANGLADEAFY: Narcopaloma – The Ripple Effect

“In my humble opinion these new songs distill Bangladeafy‘s music into it’s purest form yet. We have two musicians who work seamlessly together to weave highly intricate blasts of technical excellence.” – The Ripple Effect

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: “Narcopaloma” Review – Freq

“I tend to be cynical of a lot of math-rock/prog things for doing these things, but where Bangladeafy do it well it’s because it’s fundamentally closer to fusion jazz without all the floppy dogshit that comes with fusion.” – Freq

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY Embarks On East Coast Tour Run This Weekend; Band Working On Follow-Up To Narcopaloma EP – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

NYC tech-metal-mangling duo BANGLADEAFY embarks on a short East Coast run of shows this week to close out the year. Joined by Cryptodira, the band has confirmed shows in Baltimore this Friday, December 16th, Philadelphia on Saturday the 17th, and their hometown of Brooklyn, this Sunday, December 18th.

These will be BANGLADEAFY’s final shows for 2016, as the band will spend the Winter months finishing the songwriting for their next release, the follow-up to this year’s lauded Narcopaloma EP. Additional news on the next release as well as Spring tour dates will be issued early in the new year.

Stream Narcopaloma at THIS LOCATION, see the “Say It With Your Chest” video HERE, and watch a Gear Gods playthrough video HERE.

Narcopaloma is out now on Nefarious Industries; place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY w/ Cryptodira:
12/16/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
12/17/2016 Fire Shot Drive In – Philadelphia, PA
12/18/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY (matinee)

BANGLADEAFY issued their Narcopaloma EP through Nefarious Industries in August, the record capturing the attention of media outlets everywhere including Noisey, who issued, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” MetalSucks praised, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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Music, Tours / Shows / Events, Video

BANGLADEAFY: Tech-Instrumental Duo Unloads Sci-Fi Ferocity In “Say It With Your Chest” Video Premiere Via MetalSucks – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy screen shot

BANGLADEAFY has just issued a scorching new video, a bewilderingly wild infusion of sci-fi visuals appropriately fitted to their equally intense “Say It With Your Chest,” the song culled from their recently-released Narcopaloma EP.

Filmed, directed, and edited by Jason Smallwood, BANGLADEAFY’s totally bonkers new video comes into the public through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks — who has championed the band virtually since inception — their write-up accompanying the premiere offering in part, “The clip is like an acid nightmare amalgamation of A-Ha’s famous ‘Take On Me’ video, Tron, a toy commercial, and that messed-up shit they show Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange to make him stop being evil. And we’re not even sure that description does it justice.”

Wrap your face around BANGLADEAFY’s “Say It With Your Chest” only at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

Narcopaloma is out now on Nefarious Industries; stream the full EP at Noisey alongside an interrogation of the band RIGHT HERE, view a recent Gear Gods playthrough video at THIS LOCATION, and place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY continues to book new shows supporting Narcopaloma, including a show at Brooklyn’s infamous Saint Vitus Bar TONIGHT, September 27th, and shows in Smithtown and again in Brooklyn this Friday, September 30th, and Saturday, October 1st, respectively.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
9/27/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Seven Suns
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

The humans, frothing for another hit of that intoxicating thing BANGLADEAFY does with their mostly instrumental, technical, sci-fi/progressive auditory bombast, have welcomed the news of a new record from this prime pair with widespread approval. Noisey issued, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” MetalSucks came in early offering, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails BANGLADEAFY’s new output with, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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Music, Tours / Shows / Events, Video

Exclusive Cinemetal Premiere: Bangladeafy’s “Say It with Your Chest” – MetalSucks.net

“…like an acid nightmare amalgamation of a-ha’s famous “Take On Me” video, Tron, a toy commercial, and that messed-up shit they show Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange to make him stop being evil. And we’re not even sure that description does it justice.” – MetalSucks.net

Music, Reviews, Video

NYC Record of the Month: Bangladeafy – “Narcopaloma”

“We are here, desperately tapping the big HELP button on our Life Alert pendant because the latest release from NYC’s Bangladeafy has left us bowled over on the floor. Narcopaloma, the band’s newest EP, is an unrelenting chaos machine, delivering proggy riffage at its absolute best–there’s not a single passage on here that feels either half baked or overworked. The duo of Jon Ehlers and Atif Haq also drop such technically intense licks that any four-piece band would be left eating their dust. Make no mistake, Narcopaloma is a mammoth work (well deserving of multiple listens), but it manages to feel consistently innovative rather than overly indulgent.” – The Deli Magazine

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: “Termites” Bass Playthrough – Gear Gods

Bangladeafy is a two-man band consisting of bassist Jon Ehlers and drummer Atif Haq, and their combined skill is impressive even before you learn that Jon has been nearly entirely deaf since birth. Then, the mind boggles.” – Gear Gods

Music, Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: Gear Gods Issues Bass Playthrough Video From NYC Tech Metal Outfit; Narcopaloma EP Out Now – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

In the wake of their intense new Narcopaloma EP’s very recent release via Nefarious Industries, Brooklyn tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has been featured on Gear Gods through an up-close playthrough video. The band has also announced several new shows throughout the Northeast for the months ahead.

Showcasing the scorching bass-work of BANGLADEAFY’s Jon Ehlers deploying the riffage for the whiplash-inducing track “Termites,” the new playthrough video is engaging on its own, yet when the viewer discovers that the multi-instrumentalist has been hearing-impaired since birth, the delivery becomes that much more impressive. The video was filmed by Frank Huang of Pit Full Of Shit, and sees release through Gear Gods.

Scope the video at THIS LOCATION.

Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers, BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma deploys seven new tunes, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013-released The Briefcase. Stream the full EP at Noisey alongside an interrogation of the band RIGHT HERE, and place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY continues to book new shows for the rest of the year, with new gigs across the New York City region confirmed throughout September and October, and much more being planned.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
9/27/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Seven Suns
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

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Interviews, Music, Tours / Shows / Events, Video

Bamgladeafy: Narcopaloma – No Ripcord

Narcopaloma is the work of a band that seemingly revels in the excesses of progressive virtuosity while applying the “econo” philosophy of the Minutemen to their overall presentation. Though short, Narcopaloma sounds complete, every track transitioning perfectly into the next, bridged by synthesized tones and playful, electronic instrumental oddities.” – No Ripcord

Reviews

Album Review: BANGLADEAFY Narcopaloma – Metal Injection

“I think what has made me come back to Bangladeafy time and time again over the years is the band’s ability to consistently surprise with their music. You’d think that their brand of monochromatic and arrhythmic instrumental madness would get dull after a while, but instead you find yourself coming back time and time again to more fully understand what the album is truly about. They can be rock gods of the sort not seen since Emerson, Lake and Palmer. […] You don’t want to spend too much time at once with Narcopaloma because it very well may destroy your brain. There is so much to understand here that to try and explain it with mere words seems like an insult to the music. There are hooks, slams and everything in between. If you can wrap your head around the madness of this band then you are a better man than I, because here I am, five or six listens in and I’m still only just barely starting to scratch the surface of what may very well be the most important prog record of 2016.” – Metal Injection

Reviews

Bangladeafy: Narcopaloma – That Metal Station

“The vast array of musical perversion being plundered here by Long Islanders, Bangladeafy, is an exhibition of tremendous proportion. […] Exceeding the expectations of every musical chieftain in our attendance today, this album carries you through a listening experience that would leave you rutting about the rest of your life trying to unwind the massive mind-fuck you were just subjected to.” – That Metal Station

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: Noisey Interrogates Tech Metal Duo Alongside Narcopaloma Stream; EP Out Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

Brooklyn’s BANGLADEAFY will unveil their anxiously anticipated Narcopaloma EP to the masses next Friday, and today the record becomes ingestible through an early stream at Noisey.

Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers,BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma deploys seven new tunes, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013-released The Briefcase.

Alongside the exclusive pre-release stream of the new EP, Noisey digs into the origin, creation, and delivery of the band’s sound with an in-depth interrogation of BANGLADEAFY, in part noting of the album, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.”

Stream BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma EP at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will issue Narcopaloma on CD and digital formats on August 26th; preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a hometown Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with Husbandry, Spotlights, and Geometers also on the bill. Other newly-solidified New York live actions include a show in Smithtown on September 30th, another show in Brooklyn on October 1st, and a set in Lindenhurst on October 22nd, with the band rapidly securing additional public infiltrations to be continually announced over the weeks ahead.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers * Narcopaloma release show
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

The humans, frothing for another hit of that intoxicating thing BANGLADEAFY does with their mostly instrumental, technical, sci-fi/progressive auditory bombast, have welcomed the news of a new record from this prime pair with widespread approval. Metal Injection issued alongside their premiere of the album’s first single, “’Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!” MetalSucks came in offering, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails BANGLADEAFY’s new output with, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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Interviews, Music, Tours / Shows / Events

Bangladeafy’s Jon Ehlers Is Doomed To Play Rock Music, Hearing Disability Be Damned – Noisey

“Musically, Bangladeafy is an odd proposition. The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” – Noisey

Interviews, Music, Reviews

Quick Reviews: BANGLADEAFY – SVBTERRANEAN

“…flurries of angular grooves and dissonant, off-kilter attacks that sound like a kooky blend between Primus, The Dillinger Escape Plan and any one of Mike Patton‘s musical endeavors. […] Bangladeafy possess a unique and wonderfully weird style that is still fresh and exciting” – SVBTERRANEAN

Reviews

Review of Bangladeafy – “Narcopaloma” – Teach’s Criterion of Metal

“Raw, fervent, and ferocious […] Spawned on the crowded streets of NYC, the two instrumentalists of Bangladeafy have returned from a three year absence with their second recording of perplexing, progressive instrumetal, Narcopaloma (Nefarious Industries); and much like early Animals As Leaders, Bangladeafy‘s music is more than enough to make the mind spin and senses tingle with its psychedelic and chaotic intensity.” – Teach’s Criterion of Metal

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY Delivers “Act Like An Adult” Via Metal Insider As Narcopaloma EP Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

Brooklyn’s tech-shred duo BANGLADEAFY are preparing to unload the brain-warping rampage of their noxious Narcopaloma EP later this month through Nefarious Industries. The band now offer the public another dose of its whiplashing capabilities through an exclusive stream of “Act Like An Adult,” the track dispatched exclusively through Metal Insider.

“The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders,” the write-up of the track provides. “Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

“Act Like An Adult” with BANGLADEFY at Metal Insider RIGHT HERE.

Also hear the previously-released “Termites” at Metal Injection HERE.

Nefarious Industries will issue Narcopaloma on CD and digital formats on August 26th; preorders are available now at THIS LOCATION.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected.

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

Closing a three-year gap since their bewildering The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging,BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma crams seven new tunes into a white-knuckled fifteen-minute ride through Weirdo City, delivering manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven attack with even more brain-warping arrangements than before. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust. The record is drenched in the synth elements that have permeated the outfit’s prior works, including segues bridging each track, and while BANGLADEAFY songs are largely instrumental already, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocals. Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers.

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Song premiere: Bangladeafy, “Act Like An Adult” – Metal Insider

“The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders. […] Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.” – Metal Insider

Music, Reviews

Bangladeafy Come Back Deftly with “Termites” – MetalSucks

“The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick. It’s been three years since the release of the band’s last EP, The Briefcase, but “Termites” demonstrates that they haven’t lost their mojo: it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens. Not everyone will “get it,” but those who do are gonna fall in love with it — hard.”- MetalSucks

Reviews

Seen and Heard: No Clean Singing on Bangladeafy’s “Narcopaloma”

“The first advance track, “Termites”, is an amazing song — brain-twisting but melodic, instrumentally jaw-dropping but spell-binding. Riding the compelling drum and bass rhythms is like flying through a roller-coaster ride with your arms in the air, and the words that come to mind in listening to the arpeggios (I’m not always sure what instruments I’m hearing) are “intricate”, “bright”, “sparkling”, and “scintillating”.” – No Clean Singing

Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: First Single From Narcopaloma EP Issued Through “Termites” Premiere At Metal Injection – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy 2016
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

New York City-based technical metal duo, BANGLADEAFY, has just issued the first single from their impending Narcopaloma EP, with a premiere of the churning “Termites,” delivered exclusively through Metal Injection.

Narcopaloma crams seven new tunes into a white-knuckled fifteen-minute ride through Weirdo City, delivering BANGLADEAFY’s manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven attack with even more brain-warping arrangements than before. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust.

The first single from Narcopaloma comes writhing forth through an exclusive debut at Metal Injection, the write-up stating of the track, “’Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!”

Choke on BANGLADEAFY’s “Termites” RIGHT HERE.

Narcopaloma will see release on CD and digital formats through the band’s cohorts at Nefarious Industries on August 26th; preorders will be made available in the coming days.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected.

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

The origin of the BANGLADEAFY moniker fuses the Bangladeshi descent of drummer Atif Haq with the physical hearing impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, as he along with two sisters were been born with sensorineural hearing loss. The duo interlopes endless runs and rhythms with intense time changes and otherworldly texture with utter seamlessness. Closing a three-year gap since The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging, the duo slams back onto the grid withNarcopaloma. The record is drenched in the synth elements that have permeated the outfit’s prior works, including segues bridging each track, and while BANGLADEAFY songs are largely instrumental already, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocals. Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers.

BANGLADEAFY is also already currently immersed in the writing process for their next release. Steady updates are to be expected throughout the year.

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BANGLADEAFY’s New Song Is A Rhythm Section’s Worst Nightmare – Metal Injection

“‘Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!” – Metal Injection

Music, Reviews

BANGLADEAFY: Technical Bass/Drums NYC Duo To Issue Narcopaloma Through Nefarious Industries In August – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Nick Spadafora]
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

Closing a three-year gap since their bewildering The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging, NYC-based BANGLADEAFY returns with their ripping new set of tunes encapsulated on Narcopaloma.

The origin of the BANGLADEAFY moniker fuses the Bangladeshi heritage of drummer Atif Haq with the physical hearing impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist and his two sisters having been born with sensorineural hearing loss, rendering him virtually deaf his entire life. Yet this thought would never cross your mind, as the duo interlopes endless runs and rhythms with intense time changes and otherworldly texture with utter seamlessness.

Delivering BANGLADEAFY’s manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven delivery comes writhing forth with even more deft precision and brain-warping arrangements than ever on the seven new tracks the Narcopaloma EP bears. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust. The synth elements that have steadily permeated the outfit’s works more with each release, Narcopaloma is drenched in random doses of keys, including segueing each track with washes of ambiance, adding even more waves of perplexing awesomeness to the record. And while the BANGLADEAFY output is heavily instrumental by nature, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocal utterances.

With Atif Haq’s drums being recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by Jon Ehlers, Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, and completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Kaptain Carbon. The EP is being finalized for release on CD and digital formats through the band’s cohorts at Nefarious Industries on August 26th; preorders, audio samples, and much more on the EP will be released over the next several weeks.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected throughout the year.

In May, BANGLADEAFY supported The Dillinger Escape Plan; see their full set, including tracks from the new EP right HERE.

The band is also already currently immersed in the writing process for their next release, as the band furiously closes their time off the grid with an impending tsunami of new music and shows ahead.

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Narcopaloma Track Listing:
1. Discovery
2. Termites
3. Act Like An Adult
4. Tundra Suntan
5. Crimes At Sea
6. Say It With Your Chest
7. Trillionaire

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

BANGLADEAFY:
Jon Ehlers – bass, synths, programming
Atif Haq – Drums

http://www.facebook.com/Bangladeafy
http://bangladeafy.bandcamp.com

Tours / Shows / Events

Crown of Viserys reviews “The Briefcase”

The Briefcase is a well dressed business man with a shady work ethic and a violent temper walking down the street (think American Psycho level) while you, unfortunate listener, are a well meaning but down on your luck homeless panhandler. “Excuse me mister but, would you happen to be able to spare some cha…” and the sound of BANGLADEAFY’s Briefcase connecting with the bottom of your open jaw, slamming it shut and splintering your front teeth into an unknown number of pieces replaces the rest of your meager request. Holy shit, right? Yeah. Holy shit indeed.” – Crown of Viserys

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American Aftermath reviews “The Briefcase”

“The New York bass-and-drum duo’s new six song EP, The Briefcase, is a genre bending tour de force. What’s in the aforementioned briefcase, you might ask? Why, just some of the most jarring and ridiculous tunes you’ll hear this year of course. Each track flows into one another, making for a seamless barrage of whimsical psychosis. The drumming is completely off-the-wall and tight while the bass performance is just as mind-boggling. Bangladeafy can roll out cycling, funk-laden grooves one moment and jump flawlessly into rhythmically bastardizing dissonant, math rock riffing the next. Bangladeafy are definitely in a league all their own.” – American Aftermath

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Absolute Hell reviews “The Briefcase”

“With The Briefcase, BANGLADEAFY churn out some seriously unusual and spastic combinations of jazz, electronica, and progressive metal/punk. I am immediately reminded of excellent groups like CHILD ABUSE and occasionally NAKED CITY. Songs like “Elixer” and “Tubes” almost make me think of a VENETIAN SNARES track, with strange, glitchy percussion and anomalous tempo and time signature changes that make my head spin. “Show Me the Gold” is one of my favourites, featuring wonderful bass/drum work that is reminiscent of later NEOANDERTALS (Australopithecus in particular). Before I know it, this short, fifteen-minute album is over as quickly and strangely as it began. What a bizarre ride. I’m left wondering what just happened, and wanting more. Better give it another listen. Recommended.” – Absolute Hell

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Houston Press reviews “The Briefcase”

“Their drummer is from Bangladesh, and their vocalist/bassist/pianist suffers from sensio-neural hearing loss. Now the name makes sense, right? What doesn’t make sense is their brand of math-metal, which explodes with complexity and creativity. Elements of other math-rock and metal bands are in here as well, like trace amounts of Tera Melos and early Dillinger Escape Plan, but overall their sound is pretty damn original.” – Houston Press

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Don’t Count On It reviews “The Briefcase”

“This drum and bass duo play just that, drums and bass (with occasional vocals, and some addition flairs thrown in as well) in a very aggressive and somewhat spastic way and yet never once did I feel bored. Maybe you can blame that on the fact that this release is six songs long and only the closer, “Pest Control”, tops three minutes. It’s a lesson in frenetic songwriting because these two guys take what is essentially some of my favorite ideas and do them. This was an absolute treat and is definitely one of my favorite EPs to drop this year. It’s awesome, not much more I can say besides that.” – Don’t Count On It

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Sardless reviews “The Briefcase”

The Briefcase sees Bangladeafy make use of an array of instrumentation and effects, including old-time piano on ‘Tubes,’ and at the start of the track ‘Show Me The Gold’ there is a sample of a bee swarm or a fly swarm, and a sample that sounds like it is from a Western with that pan-flute sounding noise you hear in cowboy movies. The heavy synth intro to the final track ‘Pest Control’ is pretty interesting. This track also features a pogo-sounding effect at the beginning before what sounds like an 8-bit crowd cheer, and then some organ sounding bits that keeps it all very surprising and interesting then finishes off very dramatically with a piano solo amid some creepy synth. Indeed the whole album is fucking creepy […] The collection clocks in at a brief 14.8 minutes, yet The Briefcase packs in more ideas than the usual human might have across several hours in a day.” – Sardless

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Metalmouth reviews “The Briefcase”

“This is a bass-thumping, hobo-jumping, slack-jawing release that has no discernible genre. The New Yorkers come together to offer you fun-fuelled music with a massive splash of schizoid metal. Since their inception in 2009, the formidable duo have grown fast. They are like an oak tree standing out amongst weathered bushes that will never grow tall.” – Metalmouth

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BANGLADEAFY: Nutbag NYC Duo Opens The Briefcase; New EP Out Now And Streaming At Decibel – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

The Briefcase, the freshly opened pleasure pack from fully unchained and possibly somewhat insane prog/metal/punk dueling whackos BANGLADEAFY, is out this week via Nefarious Industries. Generally instrumental, all chaotic, BANGLADEAFY’s output is powered mostly by fingerbanging bass riffery and earthmoving drumwork, and their most recent proof of this perplexing prowess pumps into the public this week with The Briefcase, an engaging six-song EP that lays out the band’s most proficient display of face-melting jam-blast mayhem yet.

BANGLADEAFY’s moniker fuses the Bangladeshi origins of drummer Atif Haq with the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with is cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack, recorded at Pancake Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn by recording engineer Jonathan Vergara, the drums recorded by Mike Gatto. The equally intriguing cover art includes a sculpture created by deviant artist Andrea Falaschi, inspiring the question, “what is all that crazy shit in The Briefcase?”

Today Decibel Magazine wants to whack your fuckin’ head around with a full dose of whatever came out of The Briefcase, so get rid of your helmet, smoke a fatty, punch a baby, or do whatever it is you need to get nuts, and dive blindly into the mess over at the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

With more tour plans continually being devised, the BANGLADEAFY local chaos is expanding, with new shows into the Northeastern US now locked and more ill shit currently in the works behind the scenes.

The Briefcase’s contents can be purchased digitally for a few mere bucks at the BANGLADEAFY Bandcamp; stay tuned for info on the pending physical incarnation of the EP.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
7/12/2013 The Wood Shop – Copiague, NY w/ Fall of the Albatross, Give Up The Goods, Moon Tooth, Necropia, Edenborn, Workhorse
7/18/2013 Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Netherlands, Gull, Hard Nips
7/19/2013 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hannibal Montana, Moon Tooth, Pseudo Sentai
8/16/2013 TBA – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Dead Empires
8/17/2013 Fart City – Westerly, RI w/ This Wretch In Me, Steadfast, Spinach
8/18/2013 TBA – New Haven, CT

Bangladeafy is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time…” – MetalSucks

“…the musicianship takes center stage… Catchy parts morph into dissonant and technical sections followed by a jazzy interlude…” – About.com Heavy Metal

“In the sea of derivative underground metal bands I watch perform each year, I’ll sometimes get lucky and find a band so organic, so unique, and so talented that it fills me with hope for the future of music. One such band I find myself promoting very often is Bangladeafy, a NY mostly-instrumental two piece that are as progressive as they are fun.” – Metal Injection

The Briefcase

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MetalSucks – Exclusive Track Premiere: Bangladeafy’s “Elixir”

Bangladeafy is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time. Which is why we’re proud to debut “Elixir” an instrumental jam from their new EP, The Briefcase. We’re not even quite sure how the hell to describe it to you… it’s like proggy tech metal mixed with funk mixed with jazz mixed with punk mixed with LSD. Really, that’s the best description we can come up with. You should really just listen and experience this insanity for yourself.” – MetalSucks

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BANGLADEAFY Issues A Dose Of “Elixir” From Inside The Briefcase At MetalSucks – Earsplit Compound

BANGLADEAFY!

As NYC’s intrepid duo BANGLADEAFY prepares to release their newest EP, The Briefcase, today the first official auditory lashing from of tech/insanity has been busted out of the box.

Boasting bass riffery and percussion as jagged and technical as it is cohesive and succinct, this duo bears more than just a whack style and catchy name, fusing the Bangladeshi origins of drummer Atif Haq with the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with is cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack.

BANGLADEAFY’s newest release The Briefcase is an engaging six-song EP that lays out the band’s most proficient display of face-melting jam-blast and neckbending mayhem, and is nearing release on July 9th via Nefarious Industries. The EP was captured at Pancake Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn by recording engineer Jonathan Vergara, the drums recorded by Mike Gatto. The equally intriguing cover art includes a sculpture created by deviant artist Andrea Falaschi, inspiring the question, “what is all that crazy shit in The Briefcase”?

So take a moment and have your face displaced with a dose the EP’s hyperschizto second track “Elixir” which is being disbursed at the fine squad of riffologists at MetalSucks who profess “Bangladeafy is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time,” RIGHT HERE.

The Briefcase

The Briefcase Track Listing:
1. Fruit Flies
2. Elixir
3. Dumpster Fire
4. Tubes
5. Show Me The Gold
6. Pest Control

BANGLADEAFY will hit the region with a trio of shows in Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn with Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour and headliners Car Bomb this weekend, as other new shows around the city and abroad are being booked for the steamy Summer months.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
6/21/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
6/22/2013 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
6/23/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
7/17/2013 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Pseudo Sentai, Hannibal Montana, Moon Tooth
8/17/2013 Fart City – Westerly, RI w/ This Wretch In Me, Steadfast, Spinach

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BANGLADEAFY: Explosive Tech/Spazz NYC Duo To Release New EP – Earsplit Compound

BANGLADEAFY!

NYC-based duo BANGLADEAFY are prepared to release their new EP, a capsule of musical mayhem containing a burst of the most bewilderingly fun metallic fusion out there.

With rabid rolls and pummeling percussion fueled with nutbar fingertapping, cerebellum-convulsing time change-ups, sporadic keyboard-interloping and the vocalizations and a general disregard for rulebooks, off-the-chain twosome BANGLADEAFY fiercely perpetuates an original style of technical extreme music defying genre classifications and merging in a melee that’ll have jazz aficionados fighting prog critics while the tech metal fans bang their own faces off in their own anomalous sequences.

While dropping riffery and percussion that is jagged and technical yet at once cohesive and succinct, this duo bears more than just a whack style and catchy name. BANGLADEAFY basically breaks down the band to the core, fusing the Bangladeshi origins of blazing drummer Atif Haq with the actual physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with his cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack.

Following their self-released full-length This Is Your Brain On Bugs amidst other random recordings since their full-on inception in 2009, BANGLADEAFY has completed their newest display of jam-band-gone-homicidal musical intensity, now preparing it for disbursement as The Briefcase; a magnificent six-song EP that lays out more face-melting proficiency in under fifteen minutes than most so-called “tech” bands could ever visualize. The band will self-release the tracks through a direct cooperation with their cohorts at the oddball/prog-tech outlet Nefarious Industries on July 9th.

As more info on The Briefcase nears disclosure, BANGLADEAFY will hit the locals with a wave of live dates, playing shows in Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn this week with Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour and headliners Car Bomb.

Stay tuned for full info on what’s in The Briefcase, new shows and much more on these zany BANGLADEAFY dudes in the coming days. For now sink into some live footage of the band engaging the public including a live portrayal of “Show Me The Gold” and “Dumpster Fire” from the new EP below.

BANGLADEAFY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour:
6/21/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ [info]
6/22/2013 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY [info]
6/23/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [info]

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