American band Doctors & Engineers featuring American South Asians release stellar EP

doctors & engineers

Wow…wasn’t expecting what I hear in this release by American band Doctors & Engineers. The band’s name itself is hilarious enough as it is – what desi hasn’t heard it from their parents that they really should go down the route of being a doctor or engineer or architect or banker? Music or the arts? Blasphemy!

Here’s the write up from the band themselves and then enjoy their debut EP streaming below:

From a Good Family, Doctors & Engineers’s energetic debut, celebrates South Asian diasporic experience in America by re-imagining “Desi” film and folk songs as psychedelic, garage punk, alongside originals inspired by the band’s own hyphenated identities. Mishthi Music, a blog about music of the South Asian diaspora, premiered their hard-hitting punk tribute to vintage Bollywood, “Karle Pyar Karle (Love Imperative)” on the “Good Girls Marry Doctors” mixtape as a must-hear “voice of South Asian female rebellion.”

Comprised of five songs in four languages – Tamil, Gujarati, Hindi, and English – the EP ranges from psychedelic prog rock such as the band’s original, “Resident Alien,” to raucous, folk-instinctive metalcore such as “Mahisagar Ni Aare (The Mahisagar Swing).” The EP was produced by Los Angeles punk veteran, David O. Jones (Alice Bag, The Deadbeats, Carnage Asada) direct-to-tape at Wasatch Studios, for a warm and gritty, analog sound reminiscent of the American 60’s and 70’s.”

Photo Credit: Gloria Plaza

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