Gregory Ferreira has started playing professionally at 9 and has been in several bands in his native Boston, including the Chainletter, a band which was nominated for a Boston Music Award. In 2006, Ferreira moved to Brooklyn played in several bands, wrote a solo album and started Live by the Sword Studios. Through a bit of serendipity, he met a bunch of Brooklyn based musicians – Matt La Von (tenor, alto, and soprano sax/clarinet/background vocals), Erik Naslund (bass/background vocals), Rudy Temiz (slide guitar/background vocals), and Ben Teters (drums/background vocals) and they formed the Bushwick Hotel in 2012.
Their latest effort, Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind is the result of a crazy summer and a month of cohabitation and recording. The latest single and album title track, “Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind” is a scuzzy, gritty and bluesy bit of old school-inspired rock that bears a resemblance to early Black Sabbath, the Vim Dicta, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and others. In other words, they have a sound that reminds me of the sweaty basements and shitty bars where I’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of bands.
The official video (which is above) is shot in a lustrous, cinematic black and white and has some bad ass and some very odd things going on – at points it’s almost surrealistic.