A bartender, a personal trainer, a graphic designer, and an immigration attorney walk into a practice space. . .
Formed in Buffalo, New York in 2014, Alpha Hopper create a frenetic stew of guitar-driven rock’n’roll with ingredients from punk, hardcore, noise rock, and no-wave. Their third LP Alpha Hex Index shows them deeper than ever down their rabbit hole. Sassy, snotty vocals punctuating the ever growing wall of catchy, bizarre riffs and prison-break drum beats. Dummy math, noise-rock for art-punk drop outs. Check it out for yourself in our exclusive track premiere, ‘The Goods’.
For this album, the band decided to record the effort themselves in their homes. Pandemic restrictions caused some hiccups in being able to track the entire effort in a single block, and instead recording sessions were conducted in intervals when the members could safely get together and hash out their respective parts. Once they were satisfied with the mix they handed things over to engineer John Angelo (Gwar, Every Time I Die, Gas Chamber) to handle mastering duties.
Irene Rekhviashvilli – Vocals
John Toohill – Guitars
Ryan McMullen – Guitars
Doug Scheider – Drums