The Breeze: Who Is Werewitch?
Brooklyn-based Werewitch sits down with us to discuss their music, their favorite guilty pleasure, and life in New York
On their Facebook page, they describe themselves “Brooklyn based solemn son and daughters have come to offer dream-like heat and rhythms for those who seek solace from the cold.” They describe their music as “post New-Wave meets Shoegaze meets Dream-Pop meets Morrissey with muscles. Dark & primal dance music with wailing guitars, throbbing beats and pulsing synthesizer.”
Bob Power called their in this past 2014 Battle of the Boroughs performance, “startlingly beautiful” and lauded the musicians as “beautiful texturalists.” He added, “popular music needs more people like you guys to move things along.”
Husband and wife team of Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Amanda Fucello (synths) along with longtime friend Lauren Camarata were very cool. I thought it was particularly interesting where we talk about the oversaturation of Brooklyn. In fact, I think it was particularly prescient looking back on Amanda’s statement that people and “the scene” would move to Queens as we find out that Queens is the number one travel destination in the country this week. Michelle Amador talked a little about this as well.
As someone who has been fortunate enough to be able to live their dream through their work (though having to struggle at times to do it), I thought the conversation on the balance that has to be struck between paying the bills and pursuing your dream and your passion was also interesting. It is difficult to have to do something at the expense of wanting to do something that you know you are very good at. We very much enjoyed Werewitch and you should definitely check them out. They’re genuine people who make really good music.