Narc Out the Reds

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Biography

Gestating for years in the mind of singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Chris Baratono, Narc Out the Reds finally took shape in the spring of 2008. The self-described “progressive pop” of the band is full of twists and turns, with the music being dark, cathartic, and frantic but always melodic and catchy. Joined by guitarist Ben Southwell, bassist Josh Siwek, and drummer John Miller, Narc Out the Reds boasts an intense live show and a compelling catalog of music, tied together by Baratono’s angelic-one minute-demonic-the-next vocals. Following the 2010 debut EP …Are on the Run (which featured contributions from members of The Hat Madder), Narc Out the Reds released the “Pawnmower/ Leak in the Disease” 7-inch single, recorded by Michigan music legend Jim Diamond, in July 2011 and the concise-but-epic EP …Have Just Enough to Cover Up in 2013. The 10-inch “Lipstick/ Cholera” EP appeared as their latest release in late 2016.

Audio
“As Hipsters Do” from …Are on the Run

“Freedom of Choice” from Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo

Links:
Facebook page
Big Gig store

Discography:

“Lipstick/ Cholera” (GTG) 10-inch EP, released 11/2016
“… Have Just Enough to Cover Up” (GTG) EP/CD, released 11/2013
“Pawnmower/ Leak in the Disease”(GTG) 7-inch single, released 7/2011
“… Are on the Run” (GTG/ Big Gig) EP/CD, released 4/2010

Compilations:

Time to Val Kilmer (GTG) features “We Real Cool Too” (2015)
It’s Fine. (GTG) features early mix of “Our Little Purgatory” (2013)
Secret Identities: Lansing Covers Lansing (GTG/ LMTV) features cover of “You Haven’t Seen My Love” by The Ones (2012)
3-Way Singles Club Volume 3 (ITAV) features early version of “Death of a Summer” (2011)
Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo (GTG) features cover of “Freedom of Choice” by Devo (2010)
No More Tomorrow Baby! A Tribute to KISS (GTG) features cover of “King of the Nighttime World” by KISS (2010)
No F@%king Egos, This is Lansing (Silver Maple Kill) features early version of “One Dolar Embrace” (2010)

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