Centrifugal - new music vids thread

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/170333519

A Tree Grows 'Tragic' Live at Bushwick Open Studios https://vimeo.com/188482498

"Employing a slight funk and groove, Brooklyn-based jazz group A Tree Grows create a smooth atmosphere that sounds both improvised and yet focused conjuring images of smoky bars and sultry late nights" - Overblown Magazine

"A Tree Grows is comprised of some of the most exciting creative musicians on the New York scene... This instrumental four-piece smoothly combines elements of jazz, electronica and soul music in their compositions" - The Record Stache

"This really brought me back to the days of Jaco, Miles, the two Stanleys (Clarke & Jordan)... this is pure music in its most freeform and transic state" - Jammerzine

"A mind-embracing sound emanating from one of the most important corners of the jazz and art world. Their sound is woven of the fabric that ultimately gave rise to this fantastic fusion" - The Big Takeover

"One of the most interesting young jazz collectives in Brooklyn... uniquely combining jazz with Afrobeat, rock and experimental sounds. Such a fine vision" - System Failure

In advance of announcing their debut album through Rufftone Records, Brooklyn-based A Tree Grows present 'Wau Wau Water', the first single from their self-titled debut EP. Involving some of the most talented musicians on the New York scene, they create a unique stew with jazz at its core, blended with afrobeat, rock and experimental sounds.

Each composition on this coming LP surrounds a difference concept, describing a distinct state in the evolution of life on earth. The images are snapshots, extending from the beginning of life to the emergence of emotions, to aspects of modern human life. The cycle closes with possibilities for future development: self perpetuating intelligence. The composition Wau Wau Water is based on the following concept: "Enzymes are forming in a prehistoric ocean - evolving into bacteria. A stew of life is brewing, the cycle starts and intensifies in this patch of fertile Wau Wau Water."

"Defining and discussing these concepts during the rehearsal and recording process created a sense of purpose among the musicians and a deeper engagement with the compositions. This has transformed our creative process," explains Emanuel Ruffler.

The accompanying video was created by acclaimed videographer Hideki Shiota, who has received the Best Cinematography Award at the Asian American International Film Festival.

A Tree Grows creates instrumental jazz-core music that tastefully crosses stylistic barriers. This unique collaboration involves two brothers - Rashaan Carter and Russell Carter - and German-born electronic musician Emanuel Ruffler. Together, they create sonic textures, over which Tivon Penicott and Duane Eubanks stretch a layer of raw, emotional jazz lines. Not afraid to defy expectations of style, instrumentation and expression, the unique style of each member of A Tree Grows makes for a potent sonic concoction that is refreshing, insightful, and deliciously exciting.

At the top of today's young saxophone world, Tivon Pennicott brings fantastic rhythm, tasteful melodic lines and the deeply important groove. A two-time Grammy winner and runner-up in the prestigious Thelonius Monk Competition, he is also a prominent part of jazz-soul singer Gregory Porter's band. Arguably one of the decade's most celebrated and genre-crossing artists, in the last few years, Gregory Porter performances have featured Tivon Pennicott on countless live and TV appearances across the globe. Hailing fron Georgia, Tivon began playing with guitar legend Kenny Burrell while still in college, performing at many of the world's greatest venues alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis. Since moving to New York in 2009, he has collaborated with numerous artists, appeared on Esperanza Spalding's crossover success "Radio Music Society”, and toured with master drummer Al Foster, best known for his long-term collaboration with Miles Davis.

Emanuel Ruffler, a New York resident of more than 20 years, also comes with a colorful musical pedigree. After taking grand prize in the Thelonious Monk Competition, he has achieved songwriting credit on Me’shell Ndegocello’s 'Aquarium' and also collaborated with world-famous designer Emanuel Ungaro, which ultimately led to Ruffler soundtracking an ad for an Ungaro-produced perfume.

Rashaan and Russell Carter's love of music fostered by their saxophonist father and mother, a radio programmer. The bass ultimately became the voice for Rashaan’s musical expression with Russell on drums. They cut their teeth on the local Washington, D.C. scene with artists such as as Gary Thomas and after Rashaan moved to New York City to attend the New School University, he quickly began working with many faculty members, including percussionist and composer Joe Chambers. Rashaan met future bandmate Emanuel Ruffler at that time.

Trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, in addition to Europe and Japan. He is a member of Dave Holland’s two time Grammy Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller's band, Wingspan. Having played with dozens of renowned figures in the jazz world, he has crossed over into other genres, recording and touring with The Temptations, Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan, Freedom Williams, Kirk Franklin, and Defunkt.

"It's inspiring to play in the company of such amazing work. The studio is this incubator for creative energy and it's nice to absorb that. The space plays an important role in a concert and one that houses and spawns creative work is always welcome." says bassist Rashaan Carter.

Rufftone Records releases A Tree Grows 'Wau Wau Water' on November 4 via Bandcamp and the usual online retailers.

Emanuel Ruffler - keyboards
Tivon Pennicott - saxophone
Rashaan Carter - bass
Russell Carter - drums
Duane Eubanks - trumpet
The Hitchhiker https://youtu.be/bDjfnZQHMkc
The Hitchhiker feat. Dallas Green (City and Colour/Alexisonfire) https://youtu.be/7NKRKsDyJIA

Helmet's Canadian spawn with their own distinct flavour. Utilising off kilter harmonies and cool chunky turn of the century distortion, Ontario's Chore combine their powerful, intellectual sound and tasteful rocker sensibilites with a unique trace of Middle Eastern melodicism - Overblown Magazine

Their stylistic tug-of-war ultimately proves that rewards are most rewarding when they come with a struggle - EYE Weekly

Small-town Ontarians Chore succeed in the seemingly paradoxical task of making loud, heavy music elegant - NOW Magazine

The emotional textures of the album flow in a continual wave, gradually building from sparse and melancholy to loud and angry, or breaking out abruptly on the sense - ECHO Magazine

You’d be wise to use Chore as a starting point in the diversification of your record collection and listening habits - Metal Maniacs

Canada's budding Label Obscura has announced that it will release a limited run vinyl reissue of 'The Coastaline Fire' LP - the final album by Ontario indie rockers Chore before they disbanded in the early 2000s. All tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Originally hailing from Dunnville, Ontario, the band found their spiritual home and built up their primary fan base in Hamilton. Chore swelled in the heavier side of Canadian indie rock in the late 90s and early 00s, drawing on the power of Helmet and the intelligence of Fugazi with the majesty of Sunny Day Real Estate to create an eccentric sound of their own.

After releasing two wildly eclectic records with Brian Pettigrew on bass guitar, founding members David Dunham (drums/vox), Chris Bell (guitar/vox), and Mike Bell (guitar/bass) made a drastic step in a new direction by recruiting Mitch Bowden (guitar/vox) for their third and final offering 'The Coastaline Fire'. Released to critical acclaim in 2002, the release of this album saw the band sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Dismemberment Plan, Shiner, and the Rheostatics while also growing close to such friends as their ‘soon to be successful’ peers as Alexisonfire, Wintersleep and Constantines.

Since that time, all band members have moved on to other music projects. Nowadays, Mike and Chris can be seen and heard in Customaries, Dave drums for Not Of and makes electronic music under the moniker DAVIDS, while Mitch is at the helm of his own project Don Vail.

Label Obscura has exhumed Chore’s swan song to give it new life as a 180 gram double LP with gatefold jacket. Set to drop on November 18, this release will feature updated artwork and liner notes, along with five previously unreleased songs. These include three originals, which were recorded shortly before their dissolution, and two covers (Behind The Wheel by Depeche Mode and Subspace Biographies by Robert Pollard), which were recorded shortly after Mitch joined. This will be on a one-time limited edition pressing of 300 copies...Please enjoy.

1. The Coast
2. The Hitchhiker
3. The Wall Burns
4. Burr
5. Electrojet
6. By God
7. Dog In The Manger
8. American Michinist
9. Aloha
10. B Coma
11. Virginia Creeper

12.The House That You've Grown In
13. Grey Sky Underground
14. Behind The Wheel
15. Subspace Biographies
16. Alarms Out Loud

Rory Butler ( Cancelled)
Coughlan's, Douglas St.

23rd Apr 2023 @ 7:30 pm
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Moonshine Gladbach

Crane Lane Theatre, Today @ 11:50pm

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