is a band based in NYC. Katrina del Mar - vocals. Monica Falcone - guitar. Liz Velic - bass Genny Slag - drums. for booking inquiries: email tracycityband AT gmail DOT com SINGLE RELEASE: LUDDITE March 25 2020 listen to LUDDITE on Spotify, iTunes, CDBaby listen to LOVE on Spotify iTunes CDBaby
The Bowery Electric Presents: Live Premiere Sessions featuring The Carvels NYC, Tracy City WED JULY 29 LIVESTREAMED 8pm from Bowery Electric get tickets here!
"Tracy City is equal parts New York no wave and trashy B-movie. Think: Teenage Jesus and The Jerks or Magazine, if they were fronted by The Fabulous Stains or chicks from Jubilee, and directed by Russ Meyer or Ed Wood. “Tough girls, badasses and juvenile delinquents,” says Del Mar of their style. And if that’s not enough to make Tracy City your new favourite band, just listen to “Love.” A pulsing mix of ‘80s goth a la Siouxie, L7-style thrashing drums and guitar, and Del Mar’s painstaking wail that’s in line with Exene’s, the single is a “jaded — in other words, realistic — perspective” about relationships, Del Mar explains. “My work has always been kind of like a punch in the face.”- Alex Weiss, Oyster Mag
“Luddite” is Tracy City’s second single and music video. It’s is an anti-technology anthem: a headbangin blues stomp crossed with riot grrrl snarl and Iggy Pop attitude. Singer Katrina del Mar’s lyrics “I’m a Luddite, I don't log on” tread the line between earnestness and humor; dragging a riff across centuries from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to today’s distrust and malaise of pervasive, invasive screen culture. Tracy City, invoking the revolutionary 18th century weavers who intentionally destroyed machines that would put them out of work, have created a contemporary character who’s a fugitive from the screen in her return to a life of embodied, pleasurable, physical primacy: IRL.”
“The lyrics are sort of aspirational fiction crossed w dystopian present tense. I’m not a hero, so I wrote one.” – Katrina del Mar