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Salad Days Magazine | July 14, 2024

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Bridge Nine Records sign New York hardcore band Incendiary Device

Bridge Nine Records sign New York hardcore band Incendiary Device
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New album coming this fall. Since 1995, Bridge Nine Records has been a home for genre-defining records.

The Boston label welcomes New York’s Incendiary Device to its growing roster. Founded by NYHC journeyman, documentarian, and filmmaker Drew Stone (vocals) and Tristan D’Graves (bass), Incendiary Device’s music is steeped in early hardcore and classic punk while inescapably maintaining the edge and grit of their New York roots. Heavily influenced by Minor Threat, Negative Approach, SSD and early Black Flag, Stone and D’Graves share a rich musical history having played and toured together for over a decade in several New York-based bands (Antidote, The High & The Mighty, Drew Stone Hit Squad). Rounding out the 4-piece are Shaun Brennan (guitar), a veteran of the D.C. music scene, and Mike Flaherty (drums) who cut his teeth playing many a hardcore punk matinee (Car Bomb Parade, United Blood). Having formed in 2022, Incendiary Device will release their first full length album on Bridge Nine this fall. On joining the label’s roster, D’Graves states:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Bridge Nine for our debut album. Their reputation as a label that supports and nurtures the hardcore scene is unmatched, and we’re honored to be part of their roster.”

And chiming in on what fans an expect from the record, Stone expands:

“We are excited about this album. It echos all our hopes and dreams looking towards the future. It harkens back to a time that was a big influence on all of us: classic old school, American hardcore. We look forward to heading out on the road playing it for all our friends around the world. Thank you for the support!”

Bridge Nine label owner Chris Wrenn exclaims on signing the band:

“Working with Drew Stone and his new band, Incendiary Device, was an easy decision to make. Drew‘s long, rich history in both the New York City and Boston hardcore scenes, as well as his unwavering commitment to using his platform to promote up-and-coming bands represents the dedication and spirit that I look for when signing artists to Bridge Nine. I’m excited to be part of what he’s up to next as he unleashes the new Incendiary Device album upon the world!”

Incendiary Device’s self-titled release features 12 tracks penned by D’Graves, Stone and Brennan that capture the energy and rage of NYHC with hook-laden songwriting sensibility, separating them from their peers. Incendiary Device has toured nationally and shared the stage with bands including Biohazard, Madball, Sheer Terror and Gogol Bordello, and have a couple of shows on the horizon with more to be announced. Stay tuned for more details regarding the upcoming record.

Upcoming Shows:

9/30 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz w/ Spoiler NYC

Photo Credit: Kristin Memoli

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