Bay Ridge’s most famous hardcore band has grown up — but it hasn’t gone soft.
After seven years of non-stop touring and nine years of retirement, the heavy metal rock foursome, Indecision, is coming together for a rare reunion show in Greenpoint on May 30 that promises to be just as raucous — and just as noisy — as the group’s first concerts back at Xaverian HS.
“We are still purists for hardcore and punk — and we still play just like we used to,” said Indecision guitarist Justin Lee Brannan, whose band released its first cassette demo in 1993.
Over the following seven years, Indecision earned a reputation as a workhouse band thanks to relentless touring and four influential albums, including “To Live and Die in New York City” and “Most Precious Blood.”
Since then, band members have settled into 9-to-5s as non-profit financiers, guidance counselors, paramedics, and pathologist’s assistants — but each has no trouble belting out the short aggressive tracks that earned the group its clout.
“When I sit down with the drummer and we jam, that chemistry is still there — it’s like riding a bike,” Brannan said. “And now that we have real legitimate jobs, the band is the most fun it’s been since it started.”
Still, the rockers look back fondly on their early struggles when they were just another noisy local band trying to get gigs in Bay Ridge.
“If you don’t have the bad times, then you never appreciate the good times,” said Brannan. “Our van used to break down every few miles. It definitely sucked, but it built so much character, so when years later the tour bus was picking us up on Colonial Road, we could feel like we had earned it.”
Indecision will play as part of a day-long music festival at Studio B [259 Banker St. between Meserole Avenue and Calyer Street in Greenpoint (718) 389-1880)], Saturday, May 30; doors open at 2 pm. Tickets, $25.