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T-Rextasy play heartwarming and snarling punk at Elsewhere on 08.30

T-Rextasy’s brand of pop-punk has always slanted toward the pop end of the spectrum, driving home affecting and candy-coated hooks that always have a fierce bite. But just below the surface of the political lampooning on many of their songs are moments of emotional poignancy and surprising sentimentality. And with their newest single “Girl, Friend”, the band have continued to hit that sweet spot between charming, quaint and moving. Streaking guitars and up-tempo drums set the scene for a ballad about charting the unexplored territory of determining a potential partner’s sexuality. While the call and response between Lyris Faron and the faux valley girl of the song’s story can be humorous, it’s the earnest delivery of lines like “Just be my friend, be my girl, friend” cut to the heart of this song’s driving theme: a desire for real connection with another person in a world full of uncertainties. T-Rextasy’s style of punk is vital for the current age and live show at Elsewhere on August 30 is a must-see. You can stream “Girl, Friend” below. –Tucker Pennington

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T-Rextasy plays Mercury Lounge tonight (05.26) with YATTA

New York's punk/indie sensation T-Rextasy is playing Mercury Lounge with YATTA tonight (May 26th). On their 2016 release Jurassic Punk, T-Rextasy weaves tales of rebellion against bourgeois banalities and defiant self-assurance in the beating of one's "moshing heart," as evidenced in "I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker." - Ethan Ames





Punk-rockers T-Rextasy to play Market Hotel 10/3

Fun and fearless are not a word pairing that you'd think go together, but it's an apt description for the garage/punk rocker grrls in Brooklyn-based T-Rextasy. On their latest release, the delightfully fitting Jurassic Punk, the band uses fun vocal affectations and punk riff-age to lampoon patriarchy and systematic oppression with a forceful swagger - masterfully using absurdity to point out the absurdities that society forces women to deal with. Though T-Rextasy is endlessly engaging because of their unique approach to punk, their fiercely feminist message has us majorly crushing on the dino dames. Listen to T-Rextasy below, and be sure to check them out at the Market Hotel with Pity Sex and Eskimeaux, on 10/3. - Olivia Sisinni

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best punk/garage songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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