Beast Patrol is a three-piece indie rock group based out of Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Vanessa Bley (vocals, guitar), Robert Granata (drums), and Anthony Marchesi (bass).
Prior to starting Beast Patrol, Bley had been writing her own songs and later moved in with Marchesi in Brooklyn. She recruited him to play in a revolutionary show powered by bicycles, called Natural Ass, and it was there that they met Granata.
The chemistry between the trio was instantaneous, with all three members bonding over the likes of Arthur Russell, Black Sabbath, The Clash, and Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti as musical influences. Granata was eventually recruited, and Beast Patrol officially formed in 2011.
In early January of 2012, Bley released her solo, self-produced EP. On September 25th, Beast Patrol released their debut EP, entitled Fierce & Grateful, on their label Space Camp Radio Records. The band is currently working on a full-length LP, but in the meantime have recently released their first single, called “Plaster.”
Accompanying the single is a music video directed by Phil Knott, which was inspired by the mid-1980s work of David Lynch, with hazy shots, monsters (using masks from Bley’s puppeteer friend Chris De Ville), and a motorcycle montage.