Equality isn’t something that just happens. It isn’t something that just appears from the ether, arms wide open for all the disenfranchised in the world. No. You gotta fight for it. Stuyedeyed fights for it. Do you?
Stuyedeyed is the Brooklyn-based garage punk band that makes music to make you uncomfortable. Started in the Bed-Stuy bedroom of Mr. Nelson Antonio Espinal, Stuyedeyed is now a full, four-piece band consisting of members Nelson, Humberto, Andrea, and Luis.
Their latest single, ‘Mr. Policeman’ off their upcoming EP Funeral, is a call to arms. Or, rather, to put it in the words of the band itself, “This song is about the quotas that have been met at the expense of our sisters and brothers of color. It is about the enforcers of law and order who criminally pursue the disenfranchised. These two minutes are about the anger, angst, and the hate.” And boy, can you feel the angst.
‘Mr. Policeman’ is a two-minute firestorm of driving baselines, fiery guitars, loud screams, and thundering drums. Taking queues from Ty Segall and other like-minded garage rockers, their latest single is a classic garage rock song steeped in punk’s protest and angsty roots. It’s a fantastic song that brings to light the increasing militarization of our law enforcement and how some of its members are mistreating the members of our community that have been cast aside. Blowing by at just two minutes, you’ll want to play it a few times.
Funeral EP Relase Show Link: Melt Your Face Off
Stream ‘Mr. Policeman’ below:
Keep an eye out for Stuyedeyed’s upcoming EP Funeral out March 10 on King Pizza Records.