HIGH WAISTED + friends want you to rage, on a boat. It's High Waisted's fifth annual (and FINAL) rock 'n' roll booze cruise, and it won't be any fun unless you come get wild on a boat with us. Three rocking bands, an open bar, a photo booth, face painting, tattoos, limbo, installation art, balloons, confetti, conga lines, massive inflatable sea creatures and cake. You'll have scenic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn as we cruise under all of NYC's famous bridges and out to the Statue of Liberty! This will be the end of the summer party you will regret missing for every summer to come. Hawaiian/ beach attire and costumes strongly encouraged and expected.
Quirky 60's garage rock is re-imagined from the nose of a surfboard, making High Waisted feel like a psychedelic lullaby. NYC surf rockers with pop sensibilities, feminist ideals and an affliction for rock and roll. They’ve been called NME Magazine’s “Buzz Band to Watch,” declared “The Ultimate Party Band” by GQ and have received praise from Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste. With their sophomore album ready to debut, the band released an interactive 360 degree music video for their track "Hey Hey" in collaboration with Refinery29, performed a live session at Nylon Magazine, Paste Magazine, as well as a stripped down set for Sofar Sounds. The group spent most of 2016 and 2017 touring the country, playing both Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver
They have supported acts as Brazilian Girls, Shannon and the Clams, Kitten, Titus Andronicus, The Donkeys, Har Mar Superstar, Jessica Hernandez, La Sera, Diarrhea Planet, and La Luz. High Waisted were declared one of the buzziest bands at SXSW 2018 and just completed a 6 week tour supporting a split 7” (Little Dickman Records) which debuted on Billboard, followed by a music video premiere on UPROXX. The group's sophomore record is ready for the world to hear, produced by Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady) and mixed by Arun Bali (Saves The Day). Every show is a party when High Waisted’s lo-fi fuzzy bass, reverb drenched guitars and radiant harmonies mesh to create the melodies of your wave-crashed daydreams. A unapologetic record for hope and strength.