Charging over 4 years in the land of waterfalls in upstate NY, Beat the Grid is an electric dream in an otherworldly cosmic rock lounge. Each song is a commentary on the human experience and the mysteries of life, seamed by silky-sexy, siren-like vocals and jazz-infused funk, jam, and ethereal elements. Originally formed as an electronic duo by Ithaca College freshmen loaded with laptops and a mic, they expanded with friends a couple years later for any given performance to include up to a dozen musicians.
Beat the Grid has played with Rubblebucket, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and members of John Brown's Body while in college in upstate NY. They were recently featured in the November issue of Independent Music News as well as in the Ithaca Journal 2012 Music Awards. Beat the Grid is pounding the Brooklyn pavement, igniting for the debut of their first full-length (afro-beat dedication to their years of education), released 3/15/13.