About The Grasping Straws

"Psychedelic art rock with an injection of grunge and a hint of jazz." (Cannonball S)

The Grsping Straws at Cake Shop

The Grasping Straws formed in the summer of 2012 when singer/songwriter, Mallory Feuer started working with guitarist, Rob Krug. What started as an indie/folk duo, slowly evolved into a rock band with some jazzy elements when the duo met drummer, Jim Bloom. The group recorded 3 songs featuring saxophonist, James Delano in a studio at NYU before the addition of bassist, Sam Goldfine. The group has been featured in the Anti-Folk Festival at the Sidewalk Cafe, the NYC New Music Festival at the Bowery Electric, and has performed at other venues spanning Manhattan and Brooklyn including the Mercury Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, Cakeshop, Rockwood Music Hall, The Red Lion, Glasslands, Palisades, Don Pedro and Greenpoint Gallery among many others.

In July 2014, the Straws went on their first US tour. The group is also finishing their first album, which was recorded in an analog studio in Woodstock, NY with Basement Floods Records in association with Jon Hildenstein. This album will be a better representation of the band's current sound, and is to be released in the summer of 2015, followed by a Canadian/US tour with NYC-based musician, Cannonball Statman.

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