NEWFANE is A 4-piece ROCK BAND FROM BOSTON, finishing a new record for 2019.
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, despair, and destruction, with grinding riffs, soaring harmonies, and offbeat rhythms. Listeners may hear echoes of R.E.M., Pixies, Sebadoh, and Pink Floyd.
Newfane has released four EPs - most recently, "Sky Blue Hell" in 2018 - with a new record forthcoming in early 2019. The band has a single ("I Recognize") in the video game Rock Band 4, and has been played on Boston-area radio including Boston Emissions and WMBR’s Pipeline. They have shows at local venues including Atwood's Tavern, Midway Cafe, Sally O'Brien's, the Plough & Stars, and more. (Photography by Haley Clemons, Mara Vatz, and Tim Chinowsky.)