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Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band: Brooding And Groove-Driven Songs

Watch the new project from TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe perform in the Soundcheck studio.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tunde Adebimpe performs with Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band in the Soundcheck studio. Tunde Adebimpe performs with Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Late last year, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Brooklyn-based drummer Ryan Sawyer (Lone Wolf and Cub) unveiled a project called Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. The group, named for a brand of ink, just released its self-titled EP this week and preparing for a a month-long Sunday residency at Union Pool in Williamsburg. 

And while many will call this a side-project of Adebimpe, this is very much a band with brooding and groove-driven songs. Joined by guitarist Alex Holden (Big Numbers) and bassist Josh Werner (Lee "Scratch" Perry, CocoRosie), Adebimpe and Sawyer bring, uh, HiWaBlaMaBa to the Soundcheck studio for a live performance.

 

For more photos, visit Soundcheck's Tumblr page.

Set List:

  • "The Blast, The Bloom"
  • "Mad Lifeline"
  • "WPIC"

 

 

Comments [1]

Ryan LoneWolf Sawyer

This was a cool experience. Thanks Rick, Joel, and John.

Oct. 02 2013 03:30 AM

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