New Music: The Bourgeois ‘Electric Shock Value’

The Bourgeois (pronounced booj-wah) are an alternative rock band from Tulsa, OK.  Musically, the band draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists; the sonic rush of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, the disenfranchised melodicism of indie rock stalwarts like The Smiths and Violent Femmes, and a dash of aural post-punk weirdness, a la The Talking Heads and The Pixies, are all keys to the band’s signature sound. The band prides themselves on their ability to channel their influences without sounding antiquated or derivative. The group hit the ground running with their first single, Perverting the American Dream, which was accompanied by a video produced by Delo Creative (The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, Broncho).  Perverting the American Dream has since racked up over 200,000 plays on music streaming service Jamendo. They followed with the Steve Haigler (The Pixies, Brand New) produced album, We’re Still In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars.  The Bourgeois have steadily built a following through their energetic live performances, creative music videos, and sardonic sense of humor.


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