While the rest of us scrape our windshields in -30 degree climates, Vancouver’s eclectic, electric and emergent Brasstronaut will be spending this coming winter in musical hibernation.
The soulful 4-piece has recently been accepted to the Winter Music Creative Residency at the Banff Centre, in the mountains of Alberta. But instead of snoozing with the bears, they’ll be writing and recording their debut LP in a ‘music hut’ in the snowy forest over three months beginning just after the new year. The guys will also be experimenting with electronic and video elements to add to an already dynamic live show.
If you want to be one of the first people to witness what wonders snowy isolation can inspire, keep glued to their Myspace page for shows popping up all over Alberta during this time, followed by an ambitious North American spring tour kicking off March ’09.
We are still recovering! The MuseBox and Spin hosted not one, but two late night parties during CMJ week in NYC. Last Tuesday saw Andy Rourke of The Smiths mixing the tunes at Beauty Bar to a stellar crowd of fans. Then just 48 hours later, we were at again with an after party featuring Mother Mother and The Homosexuals at Union Pool in Brooklyn.
Check out the Spin article here:
Last Friday at (le) Posson Rouge, The MuseBox put together an incredible event for up-and-coming Toronto indie-pop act, AMIT. Teaming up with Art Battles and DJ Teenwolf, the event became more than just a typical show for a largely unknown artist.
With a draw of over 500 people at the brand new venue (which featured Chuck Close artwork throughout the venue), 11 live artists painted backdrops while AMIT and DJ Teenwolf performed. With Magic Hat providing cheap and great beer, the night was definitely one to remember!
The new album by Samuel Markus, entitled “New Dawn” is featured on iTunes this week! Look for it in the folk section with a few rare bonus tracks available for you as well!
MuseBox client and legendary post-punk band Echo & The Bunnymen are featured on the COVER of the latest issue of The East Coast Rocker in anticipation of the bandâ€™s monumental October 1st performance at Radio City Music Hall.