“They write powerful songs about our national train-wreck, while it is happening… ”
Press Kit: The Eephus Band
"Talking Heads meets Wilco."
Songs for crazy times
Face it - we’re on the road to a catastrophic future, unless big changes happen fast. So why aren’t indie bands sounding the alarm?
The Eephus Band gets it — we play high-energy original songs about greed, politics, gentrification... and hope.
We sound like Talking Heads meets Wilco.
We are a five-piece amplified band based in Brooklyn, and we play fine bars all over NYC.
“We started out as a little old country-western band” says Peter Levinson, Eephus Band founder. “We played early 20th century deep cuts and B-sides.”
Then something strange happened.
Peter started writing original songs. “As a New Yorker, it didn’t feel real to write about country stuff, like pickup trucks and cowboy boots. I didn't grow up around that”, Peter explained.
So he started to write songs about what’s happening in the world right now. Songs about money, political frat boys, our slip-slide towards a police state... Oh, and a few love songs!
The Eephus Band is: Jonny Leal (lead guitar), Shelly Leal (vocals and percussion), Jim Kuras (Bass), Timur Yusef (drums) and Peter Levinson (guitar, vocal, and songwriting).
We’ve played fabulous venues in NYC including: The Well, El Cortez, Hanks Saloon, Freddy’s Bar, Bar Matchless, Living Stage, Porch Stomp, Little Skips, RaR Bar, Caffeine Underground, Jalopy Tavern, Branded Saloon, Parkside Lounge, and Sidewalk Cafe.
Talking Heads, Wilco, Bob Wills, The Mekons, The Clash, Leonard Cohen