Music Review: Nautics

Nautics has taken indie-rock music to a completely new level with their new studio EP (Extended Play), “The Cursed Jinx of a Quiet Conundrum,” released on August 31. Nautics is a band composed of four members: Kenzo (lead singer, guitarist), Van (bassist), Amir (keyboardist, guitarist), and Marist College’s own Levitt Yaffe (drummer).

Formed four years ago, this indie-rock band has been working hard in the recording studio -- most recently at Battalion Studios in Brooklyn, New York -- and has crafted five E.P.s and two singles. Influenced by The Strokes, Nautics’ music has an energy most similar to that of the Arctic Monkeys. Levitt notes, “This album is very different from the other ones because I experiment with my voice. I do backup vocals for two songs—the first and the last song of the album.”

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Not only is this band talented in their music, but bandmate Kenzo is also a skilled artist. He paints each of their album covers with unique, brightly-colored images. Certainly take note of Kenzo’s artwork when checking out their music!

Go see Nautics at their upcoming show on September 22 at Gold Sounds (44 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237). They will be performing at 4:00 p.m., and there will be other great performers at the matinee as well. Nautics can also be found on all streaming services, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and Bandcamp.

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