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In the 1990s, Wendy Schneider fronted Bugatti Type 35, a Madison post-punk band that was active until the early 2000s. Since then, she’s been involved in countless creative projects, but she didn’t play much music until last year when she debuted her new project, Howler. Featuring Schneider on guitar and vocals and Joe Bernstein (The Kissers, Cribshitter) on drums, Howler picks up where Bugatti Type 35 left off — the music is dark and driving with a lo-fi edge. The band will release its debut EP, Howler, on Aug. 3 at Mickey’s Tavern, with Russell Hall on bass. Written entirely by Schneider and recorded at her Coney Island Studios, the six-song album (available on cassette and CD) is a meditation on her past as an artist — and a celebration of a new beginning.
Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new and dynamic sound that is NINETEEN THIRTEEN. Schiff plays a cello that was made in Romania in the year of 1913 while DeLorenzo plays a set of drums made in modern day America. Together their music suggests mystery, romance and future thought.