Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR!
Today we’re chatting with the Brooklyn by way of Boston band Infinity Girl. In August, they released their second full length album “Harm” via Topshelf Records, an independent label from the quartet’s city of origin.
The band consists of vocalists and guitarists Nolan Eley and Kyle Oppenheimer, bassist Mitch Stewart, and drummer Sebastian Modak. They met at a weekly singer songwriter circle that their friends organized in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At one of the gatherings, Eley had taken the stage solo, performing his songs through a faulty guitar amp. Stewart and Modak, who were also in attendance that evening, liked what they heard from Eley. They thought a fuller sound from a backing band would compliment Eley’s lyrics; after some discussion, the group came together to form Infinity Girl.
Photo courtesy of Drew Arndt
Infinity Girl set out to make “Harm” without any pressure or time constraints. That hadn’t been the case previously. The band rushed the recording of their first full length and EP. Two members had plans to move, and so Infinity Girl collectively decided to expedite the process and release their music before everyone went their separate ways.
The additional time and focus certainly shows itself on “Harm,” as it feels like a mature and complete album. With that time, the band also chose to shift their sound. Before, Infinity Girl’s music fit in the realm of dreamy shoegaze, but “Harm” seems driven by post-punk and hardcore influences. Eley’s state of mind and his recent relocation effected the manner in which he approached the making of the record.
“I think taking some time off to think about how to progress the band gave us some clarity. We talked a lot about the album before we went at it to make sure we were on the same page,” says Eley. “Moving to New York definitely had an impact. I was more irritated and pissed off and so the album sounds a little bit like that.”
Photo courtesy of Infinity Girls
Infinity Girl is currently finishing up their final stretch of tour in support of “Harm.” When they return to Brooklyn, they intend to plug away at their next release. Eley and Oppenheimer have nearly twenty new demos for potential songs, which they’ve begun to preview while out on the road. The band has plenty of work ahead of them, but they’re ready to hunker down and give it another go.
But enough words, have a listen for yourself!
And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Infinity Girl!
0:00 Introducing Infinity Girl
1:16 Hesse – Infinity Girl
3:41 Forehead – Infinity Girl
7:24 Locklaun – Infinity Girl
9:26 Hold – Infinity Girl
12:19 Not Man – Infinity Girl
15:47 Liner – Infinity Girl
19:08 Mic Break
19:26 Interview with Infinity Girl
33:12 Mic Break
33:56 Heavy – Infinity Girl
37:42 Dirty Sun – Infinity Girl
40:34 Young – Infinity Girl
43:01 Musei – Infinity Girl
47:05 Around Me – Infinity Girl
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