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Music Beat: Notes From Underground

Band playing at Patchogue's 89 North Music Venue on Thursday.

Notes From the Underground performing. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Pitcoff.
Notes From the Underground performing. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Pitcoff.

Notes From Underground is a rock band who will be playing at Patchogue's 89 North Music Venue, at 89 North Ocean Ave., Thursday night. All of the band's members are Smithtown High School alum, and presently live in Nesconset, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown and St. James. The band's guitarist, Jeremy Pitcoff, spoke to Patch recently about what his band is like, how they perform and their upcoming shows.

Patch: What are the names of the members of your band and what are their hometowns?

Jeremy Pitcoff: Band Members:

Dan De Filippo – Vocals

Jeremy Pitcoff – Guitar

Rob Masterson – Bass Guitar

Frank D’Agostino – Drums

All originally from Smithtown.

Patch: How would you describe your sound?

Pitcoff: Notes From Underground is a hard rock, all original band, driven by the energy of the road. Our style is shaped by New York City’s grit and the circus of its masses.

Patch: What are your performances usually like?

Pitcoff: Wild! The one thing that we bring to the stage, more than anything else, is energy. We put everything we’ve got into every show we play and the crowd responds and gives the energy right back.  As much as we love the recording and production end of our business, Notes From Underground is a live band through and through.

Patch: What is your next big thing coming up?

Pitcoff: We are really excited for the upcoming release of two feature films, both of which will play songs from our Radio Static CD; Shockwave Darkside, directed by Jay Weisman, will contain our song “Silicon Hills,” and our song “Run (For Your Life)” will be featured in Catskill Park, directed by Vlad Yudin.

We also have some great shows coming up. We are playing 89 North, right here in Patchogue, on Thursday, September 19th, Napper Tandys in Smithtown on Saturday, October 12th , and we’ll be at Trash Bar in Brooklyn (always a wild night) on Friday, November 1st.  We are also working closely with Patty Dodge of PDT Entertainment on a host of great venues going into the New Year. Finally, we’re busy writing our next album which is targeted for a spring 2014 release.

Patch: What has your experience been like working on the current EP?

Pitcoff: Our CD, Radio Static, took us a little over a year to write, yet we recorded it in just under ten hours! The album tells a very real human story – raw and unencumbered – and we wanted our recording to reflect that. It was refreshing to take this approach, to maintain the edge that we intended for these songs, and to demonstrate that music doesn’t need air-brush production techniques for a big rock sound.

Patch: How can people reach you?

Pitcoff: We love interacting with our fans. The best way to contact us, and to keep up to date with shows and events, is through Facebook www.facebook.com/NYNFU through our website www.NotesFromUndergroundNY.com  or through Reverb Nation www.reverbnation.com/NotesFromUndergroundNY.

Are you part of a local Patchogue or Medford-based band? Or playing in the Patchogue or Medford area soon? Have Patch interview you in Music Beat by emailing michael@patch.com.


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