Aghast Agape EP
Street Date: Nov 8, 2004
(Oct 12 in US on Dim Mak)
Comer (guitar/vocals), Bill Kuehn (drums) and Joshua Zucker (bass)
hail from New York City. The charismatic trio create a frenetic
sound vaguely remininscent of many of our favorite bands of decades
past, yet crackling with an energy that's uniquely their own. Equal
parts dissonance and melody, the Prosaics' propulsive rhythms
10/15/04 MP3 of
to the music page to download an MP3 from
the 'Aghast Agape' EP, entitled "Teeth."
CMJ shows in NYC, new website
the run-up to the late October release of their debut Dim Mak EP,
'Aghast Agape', the Prosaics have a bunch of shows happening around
CMJ time, in New York City, as follows:
Wed - Oct 13 - Javits Center
Fri - Oct 15 - D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, The Sound Box, 37 Main Street,
Brooklyn, with Mellow Drone and the Tears, and DJ Tim "Love"
Lee; Prosaics set time is 11:30
Sat - Oct 16 - AAM Showcase, Arlene's Grocery, 95 Stanton Street
between Ludlow and Orchard, Prosaics set time is 1:15 PM in the
afternoon; also playing: Saturday Looks Good To Me, The Arcade Fire,
Sparta, Q and Not U
Sat - Oct 16 - Sin-e, at midnight, Dim Mak, Cold Crush and Ten Fingers
Showcase, with Paul Frank, Anthem Magazine and Polaroidscene.com;
also playing: Mahjohngg, Ben Lee, Pony Up! and Lion Fever
Matador Europe's release for 'Aghast Agape' follows on November
8. Our new Prosaics page can be found at
and the band's newly refurbished website can be viewed at prosaics.com.
Finally, the band would like to thank everyone who came out to their
record release show and party last weekend.
Prosaics EP on Dim Mak and Matador Europe
Matador we don't sign bands all the time, because a) we're so thrilled
with the ones we're already working with and b) it's rare that we
find someone who captures our imaginations the same way our established
faves have. Well, not without wanting millions of dollars. Imaginations
well and truly caught we've signed New York's Prosaics (prosaics.com)
and shall be releasing their debut 5-song CD EP, 'Aghast Agape'
in the UK and Europe this October. US release will come courtesy
of the superfine Dim Mak label
on CD and 12".
The Prosaics are three guys from NYC that have the contemporary
vs. timeless thing going on in a way that recalls many of our fave
sounds from the '70's-2000's, but they deliver the goods in a way
that's so locked into-this-very-moment, memories get erased pretty
Equal parts dissonance and melody, the Prosaics' propulsive rhythms,
boiling-point bass lines, convulsive guitars, and graceful vocals
bristle against the austere structures that frame their sounds.
Chaos has rarely been so controlled, or anthemic.
Visitors to the 2nd worst NY event after the GOP Convention, the
CMJ Music Marathon, can see the Prosaics at Sin-e on October 16.
They will also have an opportunity to see them at Northsix
on Friday, October 1, which will be the record release party for
the Dim Mak EP.
Matador will be releasing a full length Prosaics album in 2005.