Escaper is one of New York’s most quickly rising bands. The Brooklyn-based quartet blends classic electronic dance grooves with polyphonic melodies and tonal storytelling, all while infusing their unique, intergalactic soundscapes.
Defined as “One who breaks free from confinement,” Escaper is guitarist Will Hanza, bassist Jay Giacomazzo, keyboardist Phil Kadet, and drummer Ricky Petraglia. The space-rocking four-piece, who currently have two full-length studio albums, are gearing up for their third release later this year, via Ropeadope Records. The band has seen quite a bit of evolution since 2018’s Edge Detection, both sonically and personnel-wise, as Kadet and Petraglia both joined following the sophomore album’s release.
Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the band’s latest single, “Random Excess”, which features a funk-driven bassline and acts as an introduction to the modern version of Escaper. While “Random Excess” will not appear on the band’s forthcoming album, it will serve as a bridge between the past and future Escaper.
“Random Excess” is a state of reflexive release in the presence of ecstatic stimuli. It was recorded by John Davis (Black Keys, Lettuce, Brad Meldhau) at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY and appropriately functions as a portal into the spacey, sonic world of Escaper. Kadet’s keys set a mellow tone, only to change course as a four-on-the-floor drum beat and funkified bassline elevate the energy. Sprawling licks from Kadet move “Random Excess” towards the outer limits of the atmosphere before Hanza’s overdriven guitar phrases blast off into cosmic territory. The chemistry between the four members is clear as the song moves to the climax, which then falls back down to Earth before closing with a melodic progression from the keys.
Listen to the celestial single from Escaper below.
Escaper – “Random Excess”
Catch Escaper on tour throughout New England this spring, as they head through Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont from April to May. On April 3rd they will head to The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT with Airlooms and Doey Joey before a show the very next night (4/4) at The Parlour in Providence, RI with Joe Krapf & The Renaissance, and BEAN. A show at Orlando’s in Burlington, VT (4/18) will set up a show at Ocean Mist in South Kingstown, RI on April 24th before a special MDMA (Y) performance at BRYAC in Bridgeport, CT on May 8th that will see members of Goose, Kung Fu, No Mind, and Escaper take the stage with Matt McNulty. Head to the band’s website for tickets and more tour information.