Brooklyn’s Two-Man Giant Squid Unveils Quirky Punk Single ‘I was a DJ in 2015,’ Cementing Indie/Post-Punk Status Two-Man Giant Squid
Label: Mint 400 Records
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

Brooklyn’s Two-Man Giant Squid drops “I was a DJ in 2015,” a quirky punk-infused single, bolstering their indie/post-punk cred.

Two-Man Giant Squid, the rising indie/post-punk sensation hailing from Brooklyn, NY, is back with a bang, ready to make waves once again in the music scene. Following their successful debut album which garnered widespread acclaim, the band is set to release their newest single, "I was a DJ in 2015," a quirky yet profound exploration of the EDM boom of the 2010s.

The track, laden with both punky and danceable elements, serves as a tongue-in-cheek homage to a time when it seemed like everyone you knew suddenly became a DJ. Frontman Mitch Vinokur, drawing from his own experiences as a DJ prior to forming the band, injects the song with a delightful blend of wit and nostalgia, capturing the essence of a polarizing era in music culture.

Accompanying the single is a visually captivating music video, which humorously depicts DJs attending a "DJs Anonymous" meeting, grappling with their "traumatic DJ past." It's a clever narrative that adds depth to the already engaging track, offering fans a multi-dimensional experience that is quintessentially Two-Man Giant Squid.

The band has been praised by critics as having a distinctive sound and infectious energy. Described as a blend of early 2000s indie with gleams of 90s Britpop, Two-Man Giant Squid has carved out a niche for themselves in the bustling post-punk scene of Brooklyn, captivating audiences with their sharp lyrics and dynamic performances.

With "I was a DJ in 2015," Two-Man Giant Squid continues to push boundaries, delivering yet another anthem that resonates with listeners on a profound level. As they gear up for more releases in 2024, it's evident that the band's trajectory shows no signs of slowing down. Keep an eye out for Two-Man Giant Squid as they continue to electrify audiences and solidify their place as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the indie music scene.

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