Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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our gracious host Laura Kim! Thank you Laura.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
New Forms Festival (NFF 10) is happening again in Vancouver. I have a solo minimal electro project called RESORTS. Sam plays EWI with me sometimes, and it's very different from Brass. You can check out our public debut next Friday, Sept. 10th at the W2 space, which is part of the new Woodwards building complex.
We have no myspace or any songs available online, so you must come to see the live act to hear the tunez.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
We had an incredible show at Hillside fest last night. Was about 30 degrees in the Island stage tent, John took this shot somewhere near the end of the set. Such a friendly festival, beautiful grounds, and lots of happy people. A very nice way to start off on a tour.
OTTAWA, we are very sorry that we are not playing in your city this time around. Unfortunately, due to some very hapless and petty nightclub promoters in your city, we got panned and lost our original show and then another backup.
If you take issue with this, email us directly and we will tell you who to complain to: these megalomaniac douchbags who prevented us from playing to you.
Till MTL monday.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
We left Vancouver yesterday headed for our first tour date in Guelph. Camped in Revelstoke and fell asleep to the sounds of thunder and freight trains creaking in the night. Having a big Guilty Simpson day driving cross the praries and picking up Brennan in Winnipeg. Happy to be on the road again.
Here's the dates:
GUELPH, HILLSIDE FEST - FRI, JUL 23
MONTREAL, CASA POPOLO - MON JUL 26
QUEBEC CITY - LE CIRCLE - TUES JUL 27
PETERBOROUGH - RED DOG - WED JUL 28
TORONTO - GARRISON - THURS JULY 29
WINNIPEG - LO PUB - TUES AUG 3
SASKATOON - AMIGOS - WED AUG 4
CALGARY - BROKEN CITY - THURS AUG 5
CANMORE - COMMUNITEA - SAT AUG 7
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Was just listening to BBC 6 and heard a beautiful ode to rural life: "Dreams of Goats" by Lisa O Piu. It's a song about goats, but not in a joking way. A serious song about goat dreams. Makes these 'neue pastoral' bands look like posers.
See her myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/lisaolillportan
Dreams of Goats doesn't appear to be on that player, but do some surfing and you should be able to find it streaming somewhere. Or even better, go buy the album.
In other news:
Brasstronaut will be playing the Commodore Ballroom with Bonobo (Ninjatune) on June 30th for Jazz Fest. He'll be playing with an 8 piece live band, I've been told, so should be a very special show. Tickets are available through the Coastal Jazz website.
We will also be touring out to Hillside Festival in Guelph next month. This will include most Canadian cities west of Quebec City. Sorry maritimes, but we'll be sure to make it out there next year.
Heading back to the studio tonight to work on some new songs. Three have been written since getting back from the last tour. Also lots of recording to do for the mixtape.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
It's been forever, I've missed you, so let's just jump right back in.
We've been working on a new recording scheduled to come out sometime before the end of August. It's not a record, nor is it an EP. It came out of the desire to use some ideas that don't really work as songs, but more as movements of a mixtape. We'll be paying hommage to some of our deeper trip hop, disco, and electronica influences. I played a section for my friend Liam and he said it sounded like "Buddha Bar" music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_Bar). A wave of insecurity was quelled by some research into the genre, where on Volume 2000 Mixed by DJ Claude Challe we see that track 5. Deepak Chopra (feat. Demi Moore) - "Desire". If Deepak is behind buddha bar, then it's ok for us.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
CBC R3 in-studio session Monday, Feb 15th
CODE live olympica show Thursday, Feb 18th
Canada/us tour Feb - Apr 2010
Canadian release Mt. Chimaera - Mar 2
U.S. release - Mar 24
Free download of new song "slow knots" at www.myspace.com/brasstronaut
New track "lo hi hopes" on myspace
SXSW Pop Montreal showcase
SXSW Sled Island dayparty