New York Junk – Dreaming
Label: Tarbeach Records
Based in New York City, New York Junk have released three previous records starting with “Passion of the 10th St Blues” (2008), “ DoingTime in New York City” (2014), and “7 Train” (2018). Their sound is loosely influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The MC5, The Sonics, The Heartbreakers, and early Rolling Stones.
“New York Junk are the unvarnished essence of downtown New York City rock’n’roll.” -SUGARBUZZ
New York Junk’s “Doing Time in New York City” was chosen as the #1 Record Of The Year by Joe Whyte at Vive le Rock and Gus Ironside at Louder Than War.
Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs alumni Joe Sztabnik of New York Junk wrote the original version of “Poison Heart” with Dee Dee Ramone.
As a founding member of The ‘B’ Girls, bassist Cynthia Ross toured with The Clash, The Ramones, The Dead Boys and Blondie and also sang back-up on Stiv Bators’ “Disconnected” and Blondie’s “Auto American.
Drummer Gary Barnett completes the trio and adds the secret sauce to New York Junk’s signature sound. Gary played in Joe’s first band Zabnik, and their premiere gig was a spot on CBGB’s 1975 Christmas Festival opening for Johnny Thunder’s Heartbreakers.
Joe Sztabnik: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Cynthia Ross: Bass, Backing Vocals
Gary Barnett: Drums