The World War I's (pronounced World War Ones) are a Gowanus based power duo selling the highest energy rock n' roll at basement prices. Using every extremity, they often produce the full sound of 5 instruments at once, combining the song structure of 60's pop with the noise of 70's garage and the sweet looks of a 90's boy band.
In the fall of 2010, guitarist/singer/native Massachusettsian Will Brown converted his Manhattan dorm room into a recording studio using a 4-track cassette machine and acoustic paneling he had taken from a Columbia University lecture hall the summer before. There, he recorded the tracks that would eventually become "Das EP" as well many others that would eventually become das garbage.
In the winter of 2010, drummer/organist/native New Hampshirian Sam Trioli heard "Das EP" and invited Brown (now calling himself The World War I's) to open up for his Brooklyn based glamgrass band. A week later, the two were sneaking into rehearsal studios to practice, and a month later, The World War I's were officially a duo.
Today, The World War I's are regularly bringing their two man reenactment of The Somme to the Manhattan and Brooklyn club scene as well as surrounding areas of the northeast. With "The Bite and The Boogie," their all 8-track full length debut out in April of 2012, they have embarked on a series of mini-tours to support the record and gain fans.
Also, having played a showcase at New York's CMJ Festival this fall, their first music video, "Psyche Assay," recently released on Halloween, and with the band's second full length record to come out this fall, the future looks nothing but noisy for The World War I's.
The World War I's are:
Will Brown-Guitar, Vocals, Organ
Sam Trioli-Drums, Organ, Vocals
The World War I's are managed by Shaun Christie of All Over Management www.allovermgmt.com
For licensing inquiries, contact Carter Smith of Rollo and Grady Productions www.rollogrady.com [+]
Created: March 9, 2016, 4:04 a.m.
Last Modified: June 14, 2016, 3:23 p.m.