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Escort Draw From Seventies Debauchery on 'Cabaret' – Song Premiere

Brooklyn band was inspired by stories from Liza Minnelli

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August 9, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Brooklyn dance-rockers Escort draw on tales of Seventies debauchery for "Cabaret," a new single due out on September 24th. That's fitting: Founded by Vassar grads Dan Balis and Eugene Cho, Escort puts a contemporary spin on vintage disco sounds, and this funky, retro tune features a Seventies groove with a modern pop twist. 

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"The band was sharing a huge coffee cake with Liza [Minnelli], and she started telling us all these crazy stories about Barry [Manilow], Dudley [Moore] and their escapades in Sunnyside in the Seventies," Cho tells Rolling Stone. "She revealed to us that the New York elite only went to parties uptown for photo ops, but the real parties were in the back of Indian restaurants where unspeakable things happened on a nightly basis and the public had no idea. That really inspired 'Cabaret.'"

 Tour dates:

8/9 Claverlack, NY – The Big Up Festival
8/17 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8/20 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
8/25 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

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