Harper Blynn is comprised of a half-Jewish state champion baseball player from Chicago named Pete Harper, a curly-haired choir boy from Philadelphia called J.Blynn, a first-generation Indian man from Long Island named Sarab Singh and a tall Dutchman by the name of Whynot – yes, that is his name.
Infectious pop-rock, this band performs at high-voltage, rousing music fans with their sprightly harmonies and temperament. The rockers released their debut album, Loneliest Generation, in May of 2010, and have since toured all over the country and played at major festivals including SXSW and CMJ. They had a great team behind them in the studio too – the album was produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) and Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Chris Whitley, Kaki King). A mere seven months later Harper Blynn released a self-titled EP, establishing themselves as a staple in the nyc music scene and building an even stronger fan base across the country.
Time Out New York’s David Mead is a fan, writing, “The band’s musical proficiency and on-stage chemistry raise an uncomfortable question: “Where did all the real bands go?” We may never know for sure, but at least there’s one still standing: Harper Blynn.”
Check out their awesome cover of Beyonce’s Halo:
The band is playing showcases at SXSW this week and goes on tour with The Damnwells next week. Catch them in your city!