Black Suit Youth is a high energy, alternative/ post punk rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2004 under the original name The New York Dynamite, the band recorded their debut EP with burgeoning producer Tomas Costanza (Diffuser, Band Camp, Disney artists). The “Dynamite” spent the next two years touring the East Coast and Mid-West incessantly in support of the ep. Months on the road transformed the band into a cohesive unit and a punishing live act. While on tour they sold over 1,000 copies of their debut EP.
The year 2007 brought with it a name change and a new album. In summer 2007, the band, now called Black Suit Youth, released Our Future is History. The record featured six explosive new tracks spliced with the former six song EP. The album was released on ITUNES on November 13th. Black Suit Youth booked a late summer tour to support the record. They stormed venues from Boston to Tallahassee, making fans, making friends and selling trunks full of BSY merchandise along the way.
Black Suit Youth has gotten strong reviews in local and online publications such as Good Times, punkrock.net, Aural Fix, adequacy.net, etc.... . They’ve also been featured in independent films, online television, and podcasts. In addition, BSY played the national launch party for the Boston based Skope Music Magazine. Long Island’s radio 94.7, Radio X, is a staunch supporter of the band, adding their single, Dropout to their rotation.
Black Suit Youth has a strong do-it-yourself ethic. They are a “live” band that engages and connects with any and every audience they perform in front of. They don’t believe in stopping for anything and thus, they have toured multiple times. Currently the band is writing and recording a follow up to Our Future is History. The first single, “It Takes Two To Strangle” was released online exclusively in late December to give fans a taste of the new material. It is an understatement to say that their following is ripe with anticipation for the new record and its late Summer 2008 release.