New York 69

New York 69

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New York 69 is Adam Caine (electric and acoustic guitars, synth) and Kevin Shea (drums and electronics). Formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2004 and named after a mysterious mileage sign on Route 17, New York 69 has finally released their debut album after 18 years of making music together. 

Adam Caine is a guitarist and composer originally from Rochester, New York. His albums Thousandfold (NoBusiness Records, 2009) and Pipe (TrueFalse, 2006) received rave reviews in the Wire, Cadence, and All About Jazz. His current projects include the Adam Caine Quartet (with Bob Lanzetti, Adam Lane and Billy Mintz), The Robert Dick & Adam Caine duo, The Daniel Carter & Adam Caine Duo, and New York 69 (with Kevin Shea).

Drummer Kevin Shea was born in Minneapolis. In the 1990s, he was a member of the cult avant-garde trio storm&stress (Touch and Go Records). Since then he has maintained a relentlessly prolific presence internationally, working with God Is My Co-Pilot, Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Great Lakes, Rhys Chatham, Talibam!, David Taylor, People (with Mary Halvorson) and ALPHAWHORE (w/Chris Cochrane and Gordon Beeferman). Village Voice named him 2012’s “Best Drummer in NYC.”


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All music by Adam Caine and Kevin Shea
Adam Caine – electric and acoustic guitars, synth
Kevin Shea – drums and electronics
Recorded and mixed by John Epperly at Metropolitan Sound, Brooklyn NY, spring 2019
Mastered by Colin Marston at the Thousand Caves
Cover photo by Nick Lyons

Catalog Number

Robert Dick and Adam Caine – The Damn Think
XOL – XOL Plays X.EN