Austin-based band, The Migrant, was curious about New York. Bjarke Bendtsen, the band’s Danish lead singer, was so curious in fact, that our original plan was to film this session on Ellis Island. What a perfect setting for a band called The Migrant. Unfortunately, the line was monstrous, and we were not about to wait hours when we could have very well been rejected with musical instruments and video equipment in hand.
After wandering around Battery Park, we found a nice spot right up against the water where Bendtsen and his fellow band members proceeded to play three flawless tunes. A boisterous trumpeter foiled our plans, however, leaving us only with the video below.
Special thanks to Melanie Steinway for the amazing art above. For more of her work, click here.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City (or in this case, Westchester, New York) and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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PRODUCER/EDITOR Eric Weiner