Year after year the New York City we know, in constant flux, changes with some parts disappearing altogether. Take the Brooklyn venue where the three-piece EZTV played their first show two years ago — gone. The East Village record store that stocked the band's first tape on consignment — shuttered. As the band watch their compatriots move out of the city to cheaper, more idyllic pastures, it's as if New York itself is telling them: "Drop dead." When lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Ezra Tenenbaum sings, "Facedown on the concrete, While I dream of wider streets" on "States of Confusion," you can hear weariness in his voice, and a touch of wistful "what-if" longing for more room, a little less hassle, a few more trees... maybe even a garage to park the 8-track machine.
EZTV - High in Place LP