NEWFANE is A 4-piece ROCK BAND FROM BOSTON, PROMOTING a new record and Sound.
Newfane began with Chris Rigopulos and Greg Huang, members of Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, playing as an acoustic duo. The group was solidified by the addition of Alex Rigopulos (co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems) on drums and Greg LoPiccolo (from Dark Wheels and legendary Boston band Tribe) on bass.
The band's dark and melodic sound has themes of middle-age death and destruction, with grinding riffs, guitar solos, vocal harmonies, and offbeat rhythms. Fans may hear echoes of REM, Pixies, Sebadoh, and Pink Floyd.
Newfane has released four EPs - most recently, "Sky Blue Hell" in 2018 - with new songs forthcoming. The band has a single ("I Recognize") in the video game Rock Band 4, and has been played on Boston radio stations. They have shows at local venues including Atwood's Tavern, Midway Cafe, Sally O'Brien's, the Plough & Stars, and more to come. (Photography by Haley Clemons, Mara Vatz, and Tim Chinowsky.)