Two-Man Giant Squid - Intro To Basement
IDIOTEQ: “In the realm of alt-punk music, Two-Man Giant Squid stands out as a breath of fresh air, injecting their music with a healthy dose of wit and personality.”
The Cage: “This band has energy that transcends right into your speakers making you instantly want to know them personally.”
Illustrate Magazine: “Progress” bursts forth as a vibrant punk blitz, delivering a satirical and gratifying sting.”
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Two-Man Giant Squid is a prominent band in the fast rising Brooklyn post punk scene. Their initial release was a solo project by frontman Mitch Vinokur. It eventually got scooped up by WFUV’s Sam Sumpter and later named their “EP of the Year” in 2022. After requests to play live, a band was enlisted and shows in NYC’s most storied venues ensued. Their 2023 album, Intro To Basement will be put out by Mint 400 Records and is an ode to the DIY roots that launched the band a year ago. – Big Takeover: Interview
Two-Man Giant Squid is a prominent act in the fast rising post-punk scene of Brooklyn, NY. After years of making unreleased music, frontman Mitch Vinokur packaged an ambitious debut under the moniker “Two-Man Giant Squid.” The release was scooped up by WFUV’s Sam Sumpter who later named it EP of the Year in 2022. The band has since graduated from packed basement shows and in-the-know rooftops to sign with Mint 400 Records and headline classic NYC venues such as Mercury Lounge and Arlene’s Grocery. Their upcoming album is set to ignite the buzz they’ve spent the last year cultivating.
“Intro to Basement,” the bands forthcoming debut full-length album, is an ode to the DIY roots that catapulted the band a year ago. It showcases the band’s depth as they move from dance-punk freakouts to slow-burn emotional payoffs. The album’s lead track, “The Opposite” explodes into a full dance-rock party that stamps the band’s place as a party band for a new generation of city kids. The singles, “Progress” & “Cold Fingers” have received early praise from The Cage, Illustrate Magazine, Radio Brooklyn, IDIOTEQ, and more. There is one thing that is certain about the depth, energy, and emotion of this album: Two-Man Giant Squid doesn’t let the darkness of their sound get in the way of a good time.