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The Mask-Wearing Rockers in the Subway

May 26, 2015 | 10 videos
Video by Jenny Schweitzer

In this short documentary, the filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer profiles the post-rock band You Bred Raptors?, who perform in the New York City subway while wearing masks. "You literally have about two and a half seconds to capture somebody's attention when they're running to the train," says Peat Rains, one of the band members. "If you don't catch them in that time, they're gone forever." He describes the band's style as a mix of post-rock, classical, metal, and folk. The music contains no lyrics because that way "our music can be about anything." 

This is the eighth film in a series about New York's subway musicians.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

About This Series

A curated series of short films about New York City's subway musicians