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The Royal Arctic Institute New York, New York

The Royal Arctic Institute is an instrumental, post-punk, cinematic jazz trio. Members John Leon (guitar), Gerard Smith (bass), and Lyle Hysen (drums) combine 50+ years of experience (Phantom Tollbooth, Das Damen, Roky Erickson’s backing band, & more). Their music is “post-everything.” After a year of writing and playing, TRAI recorded at Nuthouse Studios in Hoboken, NJ with Tom Beaujour. ... more

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