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Bonsai is a Brooklyn-based band made up of singer-songwriter Simone Stevens, Greg McMullen on guitar, and Bryan Bisordi on drums and bass (like, at the same time even!). Though their orchestration can be a bit minimal, to amazing effect, the band weaves a lush world of sounds for each song and manages to fill them with refreshingly surprising shifts. Pop songs at their core, there are hints of country and rock (you could even call some of them “slowcore” — sure, why not?) scattered throughout. For this episode of BTR Side Tracks, we present “Messed Up,” recorded during Bonsai’s recent session for BTR Live Studio at Let ‘Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
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Bonsai is a Brooklyn-based band made up of singer-songwriter Simone Stevens, Greg McMullen on guitar, and Bryan Bisordi on drums and bass (like, at the same time!). Though their orchestration can be a bit minimal, to amazing effect, the band weaves a lush world of sounds for each song and manages to fill them with refreshingly surprising shifts. Pop songs at their core, there are hints of country and rock (you could even call some of them “slowcore” — sure, why not?) scattered throughout. The band stopped by Let ‘Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn, for this session.

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