Classic description of a band- “a Brooklyn based indie band”
Moving to NYC won’t make your band more popular. You’ll probably just spend all your money on rent and won’t be able to buy a van to tour in. But if you want to just play a couple random opening slots and fade into obscurity, then NYC might be a good option. Not trying to be an asshole, just annoyed by the amount of people I know who had that idea and can barely afford rent with a full time job there.
Wise words. Contrary to popular belief, There’s still lots of exciting music coming out of New York, but your band not moving to New York is not holding you back from success.