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Getting Fierce with Porcelain Tiger
January 24th, 2020
We are absolutely FLOORED by how much y’all been enjoying Porcelain Tiger. In just two weeks it has gotten more streams than any song we’re ever made has gotten in its entirety. We can’t thank you enough!
To celebrate, we’re launching our music video for the single along with a video release party tonight at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1. We’ll be watching it together on the big screen at Stage 3. Come through if you’re available! Here’s the video for your enter-taint-ment.
Sooo much love,
Hot Singles in Your Area!
January 10th, 2020
Hey all! We’re excited to announce our new single, Porcelain Tiger, now available wherever there is music and such.
It’s an immensely personal song about how trauma makes you fragile inside but fierce outside, and the struggles of loving someone throughout.
Here’s the link, and please let us know what you think over at our Instagram @syntextband!
Doing Good in December
November 15th, 2019
What’s good friends!
With the holidays coming up, we wanted to do something good for the world – so we’re putting on a benefit concert! We’ll be benefitting the Trinity Place Shelter, a homeless shelter here in Harlem that helps LGBTQ youth get a roof over their head and finds them jobs and permanent housing. It’s a very dear cause to our heart, and we’ll be doing it with some dear friends of ours from the community, artists Paulina Vo and Gregory Dillon. We’ll also be raffling off a pair of airpods to support the shelter so come out! Here are the deets:
Rise Bar, NYC | December 17th | 9PM-10:30PM
Best part? It’s completely free. Can’t wait to see you there!
September 2, 2019
We did a little tribute to Steven Universe of a song we’ve been wanting to cover for a while now. It’s a great show about opening up to others and understanding why some people have such deep-seated anger in them and how to learn to love each other and yourself. Here it is!:
Stay tuned for more videos with our friend Jon (@jedediahlukka) behind the camera!
July 11th, 2019
What’s up Syntextuals?
We are happy to announce that we’re back in the saddle! After spending the first half of this year writing new songs, we are heading into the studio to lay down some tracks to get you grooving, chilling, hunting aliens, or whatever it is that you enjoy doing while listening to our music.
Furthermore, we have big news – we’ll be playing Jersey City Pride this August 24th! Pumped to see you Jersey! Come on out over the bridge to downtown Jersey City, where a massive celebration will be taking place, filled with food, vendors, bars, and entertainment.
Taking a Break!
March 4th, 2019
Miss us? Well unfortunately you’ll need to for a bit longer – we’re taking a hiatus in order to write some new songs and make plans for out next releases. If you can’t live without seeing our faces on stage, you can fill the void by seeing us out supporting other artists on the NYC music scene or you can follow us on social media. Catch us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for new updates while we cook up something sweet for all of y’all.
Catch you later!
Runaway – the Music Video
January 1, 2019
We’ve been teasing it for months now but it’s FINALLY here!
Our new video, Runaway, is up and… well, running! It follows the story of a young trans girl who decides to runaway from her abusive mother after revealing her true self to her. Take a look below, and for a free download of the song, claim it here.
December 17, 2018
After a long silence, we have major news:
We’re debuting our music video!
We’re kicking off 2019 right with a music video release on New Years Day. We will post the link here so you can see it, as well as have the opportunity to get the single for free. Stay posted, as it will only be available for a week before you have to buy it or stream it like all of the other plebeians.
See the teaser below:
There will also be a release concert held at Chelsea Music Hall on January 25th so you have some time to simmer down from your NYE hangover before partying again.
See you in the new year Syntextuals!
October 2nd, 2018
What’s up friends!
We have HUGE news. We just finished up shooting our first EVER music video for our first release since our debut Mad Casual EP. It has action, drama, an appearance by yours truly, and lots and lots of running.
The story follows a transwoman from her first coming out to her mother (and it not going over very well) up to her living her life in the future after transitioning full time. We thought this was an important message to share, as transwomen of color in particular suffer huge at the hands of society, from homelessness to abuse to oppression in general. The story in this video happens every day, and we wanted those going through it to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Though the video may be shot, it’s still in editing stages and will take some time to craft. We’ll update you when it’s ready to premiere!
August 11, 2018
We’ve been keeping a semi low profile lately as we work on finishing a super cool project. We can’t wait! Until then, we’ll still be playing the occasional gig, which we’ll be sure to tell you about on social media and our show calendar. We want to share a little of what we’ve been working on with you!
Otherwise, here’s some additional updates:
1) Fans of Alex Long’s smooth vocals can watch him sing at Rise Bar NYC every Tuesday night (except the 21st – but before and after that you’re golden!). He’s trying to get us money for a super secret awesome project, so if you vote for him he could win $1,000. Come out and hang out with us!
2) We will be providing music for another Underground Magazine party in the future. The date is yet to be announced but keep your eyes on our show page for updates.
3) We have a surprise coming up for you. Check back here for an update soon. 😉
June 26, 2018
We’ve been hard at work over the past few months playing shows across the city, all the way from Bushwick to the ‘burbs and in between.
While we’ve got a big show coming up next month (we’ll announce officially once the venue is confirmed), we’ve decided to take a break from playing out in order to work on our first full length album.
We’ve started recording and while there’s much to be done still, we wanted to at least share a small clip of what’s to come. Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts via email or social media (or in that contact form in the menu up above – don’t be shy, say hi!).
Until next time,
February 8th, 2018
It’s been a while since we’ve posted, but we have just made our return back to NYC! It’s where I was born and raised and where Charlie and I first met. From museums to graffiti, rap to classical, ramen to chowder, you name it, we’re pumped to return home! It’s also home to some of the most influential artists on the planet and rich in history. Poets of the Harlem Renaissance such as Langston Hughes and mainstream icons like Jay-Z all got their start in New York and we hope to one day put our name down beside them (though we technically started the project while living in Boston – don’t tell anyone!).
All that being said, we already miss Florida. We made some incredible friends and got to play along some terrific bands while living there to write and record our first EP. While we’ll miss you all (and the weather – it’s currently snowing here), we’ll be sure to drop down there again in the future. If you’re in the New York area sometime this year, be on the look out for future show dates. We’d love to say hi!
October 15th, 2017
What could be better than a new single? An entire album.
Here it is in its entirety below. It’s also available on iTunes, Spotify, and for sale at all of our shows if you want to own it for yourself, or if you’re looking for an excuse to just give us money. We’re totally into that.
August 5th, 2017
It’s FINALLY here!
Our first EVER single, Corner of a Dark Room, is now available! You can get it on iTunes right now by clicking this handy dandy link:
If rent money is depleting all of your funds, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. You can listen to it for free below. If you dig it, please pay us back by sharing it around the interwebs.
Stay tuned – we’ll be releasing an EP next month with more jazzy goodness for you!
Talk to you then!
July 31st, 2017
Hey all! It’s been a while since our last update, but we’ve got really exciting news – our first EVER single drops at the end of this week!
That’s right, we finally have recorded music to share with you guys! This Saturday, August 5th, we’ll be dropping our first single, “Corner of a Dark Room”. As scary and depressing as it sounds, it’s a fun song, we promise. In fact, you’ve probably found yourself tapping your foot along to it at our live gigs already.
This is just the first of many releases to come. We’ll be announcing the release of our EP Mad Casual shortly after releasing the premiere single, so if one song just isn’t enough for you, don’t you worry your sweet little head.
Oh, and if you want the song absolutely free, make sure you like us on social media – we’ll be giving away our single for free to one user on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Like all three for the most chances to grab it! Or, if you feel like buying us a piece of bubble gum, you could also just pay 99 cents on iTunes.
Ok, that’s it for now! We’ll update you again on Saturday with everywhere to find the single. If you’re in the south Florida area, check out our single release party at Coffee Bar Blue Door on August 5th at 9pm. Until then!
June 8th, 2017
Greetings Music Peeps!
This is my first blog post and I’m excited to share with you guys that our First EP will be coming out this August! Grab a drink, sit back, and kick it to our upcoming single “Corner of A Dark Room” and some of our other favorite songs to perform! In addition to our single, this EP showcases our sound with unique elements atypical of our live performances; a different side of us if you will. Also included is a Frank Ocean cover of “Sweet Life” to pay tribute to an artist we admire as well as aspire to emulate in our compositions.
Now to shed some light on our single, it’s a song that I think will resonate with a lot of people, especially my fellow millennials, during this time of global trial. Most would agree that the struggle of living in the “Capitol” aka. any 1st world nation, is a mental struggle, and “Corner of a Dark Room” attempts to paint a picture of what it’s like to combat our inner monsters holding us back from our true potential. We’re all fighting our individual battles, and we gotta hold out to see the light at the end of tunnel that we’ve been chasing all along. Here’s a clip for your enjoyment straight from the studio (click the arrow on the side of the picture to listen to the clip)!
Once again, we appreciate all the love and support from family, friends, and new fans, and are super excited for the upcoming release of our EP! We look forward to seeing people at our live shows and check our dates for when we might be coming to a venue near you!
April 23rd, 2017
Well, it’s been exactly a month since we launched this site, and though things may not have changed much on the surface, there’s a LOT going on down below.
Last weekend, Alex and I spent all of our time in the studio recording our upcoming EP Mad Casual. The tracks are currently still in the engineering process and will be ready to debut in a few months. In addition to our original material, we’ll also be including one cover track. Obviously we’re having trouble containing ourselves but we’re trying to practice being patient – you’ll learn which songs we recorded a little closer to the EP’s release date.
In some also exciting (and much closer to being released) news, we just had our first photo shoot last week with the insanely talented Ryan Merrill and will be showing you guys some of those photos this coming week! If you can’t wait, here’s a sneak preview of some of the shots:
We can’t wait to show you the rest, but you’ll have to wait until they’re all ready! Check back next week for more updates, and if you can’t wait that long, come hang out with us at coffee bar Blue Door in Stuart, FL this Thursday at 8pm!
March 23rd, 2017
Hey guys! Welcome to the official website of Syntext! Who are we, you ask? Well, assuming you’ve never seen one of our shows before, we’re an electronic jazz pop duo. I’m Charlie, the producer and bass player, and my bandmate Alex sings and plays saxophone!
This site is slowly building content, but we encourage you to click around and check out what we currently have so far. Who knows, if you have a cool video or picture we might just put it up online! Keep coming back for more updates as we continue to build our music, picture, and video catalogs. If you’re lazy and only want to come back there’s guaranteed new stuff for you to click through, a little birdy told me that something exciting may be coming in mid April. 😉
Though, then again, maybe he told me to get the hell away from his breadcrumbs and his bird friends, I don’t know, I don’t speak bird.