• Strange Names’ “Use Your Time Wisely” OUT NOW!


    The glorious march to the summer of Strange Names continues! Today Beat Magazine is streaming the album in it's entirety to celebrate the release of the LP Use Your Time Wisely today. Stereogum recently said of the project "overflows with ’80s dance and New Wave vibes. Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics."

    Stream Use Your Time Wisely on Beat Magazine

    Purchase Use Your Time Wisely Now!

    Watch live versions of "Return" and "I Can't Control Myself" on BK Magazine

    The boys are wrapping up their tour with Azealia Banks in Boston tonight (5/19), but will be playing a FREE show for NYers in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on Thursday, 5/21!

  • Strange Names Premiere 3 New Tracks + New Tour Dates!


    Strange Names have been very busy with 3 new singles released, NYC/Brooklyn shows throughout April, and now dates with Azealia Banks! If you haven't already listened to the new tracks, click on the articles below to check them out:

    "Neighborhood" Premiere on Stereogum

    "Return" Premiere on Noisey

    "I Can't Control Myself" on i-D

    There's also *this* fantastic interview with Brooklyn Mag as well!

    Tour Dates with Azealia Banks:
    5/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
    5/15 Chicago, IL Concord
    5/19 Boston, MA Paradise

  • Strange Names Premiere “Ricochet” Video On Black Book, Announce New NYC Dates



    Watch "Ricochet" on Black Book

    "A sexy, smokey, glossy stick of black Chapstick" - x the boys

    "'Ricochet' is irresistible, matching stomping electronics to some soaring songwriting." - Clash

    Following the premiere of lead single "Ricochet" which Entertainment Weekly  says will "get your summer started early" the Brooklyn boys from Minneapolis have released the visual accompaniment to this irresistible body mover. You can see what Black Book has to say about the video above or catch it on YouTube here.

    On May 19, 2015, this triumvirate of twenty-somethings—Fletcher Aleckson, Francis Ximenez and Liam Benzvi—is releasing Use Your Time Wisely, a firecracker debut LP jammed with energetic, angular, romantic songs that sound at once ageless and completely contemporary.

    The band recorded Use Your Time Wisely at The End in Brooklyn, New York, with producer Andrew Maury, and found the sort of sound they think best fits their music. “When we first recorded, we did it in a large studio and it came out sounding kind of garage rock, even though that’s not our style,” Benzvi explains. This new process was in a small room, something real cozy like a blown-up version of recording in a bedroom, and we got a really clean and controlled sound.”

    Tour Dates:
    4/8: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Night Terrors of 1927)
    4/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (w/ Tony Castles)
    4/23: New York, NY @ Pianos
    Pre-Order Use Your Time Wisely Now