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The NRIs w/ Prabir Trio

Thursday, December 09
Doors: 7:30pm

Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
All Ages

Although the band takes its name from leader Nayan Bhula’s status as an Indian who does not live in India, The NRIs are 7 diverse individuals who each bring something unique to their collective sound. What started as a simple idea—stripped-down acoustic songs, a little folk, a little country—has become so much more. Starting in 2010, The NRIs have put out five EPs that dabbled in diverse styles such as traditional Indian to indie-rock, and have added a horn section, expanding from a 6 piece to an 8-piece and are now a 7 piece. The band’s loose, high-energy shows are a testament to a history tied in with the local DC post-punk scene. The last EP, “An Echo for Each One of Us,” showcased the band’s willingness to push boundaries. Titled with a nod to the work of Hermann Hesse, the record explored the echoes and waves of human experience. The song, “Like I’m Flying,” was written for an independent documentary film of the same name. In 2021, the band looks to release a batch of new singles, leading up to a full length release in 2022.  It will feature music recorded at local DC studios Ivakota and will be one of the last sessions at DC’s famed Inner Ear Studios, working with Don Zientara.