New York Is On Acid In Onyx Collective’s “2nd Avenue Rundown” Video

The downtown jazz crew’s debut album is out today via Know Wave and Supreme.

September 16, 2016

In a recent interview with The FADER, ONYX Collective's saxophonist, founder, and de facto leader Isaiah Barr described his roving jazz band as "more of a collective force of energy than just a music group." That characterization makes sense; Barr and his five bandmates — drummer Austin Williamson, singer Julian Soto, bassist Dean Torrey, guitarist Jack Gulielmetti, and keyboardi player Josh Benitez — have become known for their indelible presence in downtown N.Y.C. as much as they have for their music. It's been a couple of years since ONYX's founding, but the band is finally releasing its debut album, 2nd Avenue Rundown. The project is out today via Know Wave and Supreme — a non-traditional release for a nontraditional group. Timed with the arrival of 2nd Avenue Rundown, ONYX has made a teaser video whose two minutes are as textured, shutter-fast, and freeform as the music they make.

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Watch above for remixed cityscapes and hallucinogenic vibes.

New York Is On Acid In Onyx Collective’s “2nd Avenue Rundown” Video
New York Is On Acid In Onyx Collective’s “2nd Avenue Rundown” Video
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