“Otis Redding-style soul meets warped New York alt-disco…” -Clash Magazine
SAFER is the new band from Mattie Safer, bass player and singer for The Rapture and Poolside. Playing their unique brand of dance, soul, rock & roll, the band has released 5 songs, including the critically acclaimed "Good Things," which Flood Magazine said "seethes with the same manic and dance-floor directed energy that permeated much of The Rapture’s best-known work. With a deep disco groove and post-punk guitars, the song brings backs those 2002 vibes with a new energy, recalling David Byrne and Talking Heads in the controlled chaos."
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAFER's electric live performances had become a staple of Brooklyn's burgeoning rock & roll scene, and the band had just begun touring around the northeastern states. Safer has used the time in lockdown well, finishing up several new releases, ready to be unleashed on the masses in 2021. You can listen to their music here, watch their videos here, and connect with the band on Instagram here.