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We've been locked up in the studio for the past two years working on a Frankensteinian funk masterpiece that fuses booty bass, synth pop, tribal percussion, and dance grooves into an epic aural odyssey. Now we're ready to unleash this beast upon the world and we need your help.
We have a studio/rehearsal space in Berkeley and are ready to start gigging regularly. Nathan has been playing in bands and recording for 15 years+ (in his early 30's now). He plays keyboards and various gadgets and gizmos. Dylan has a background in performance and theater and is a captivating, high energy front man. We also have several other collaborators including a guitarist, bassist, and a posse of backup singers/dancers. Our influences are all over the map. But the general idea is to fuse surreal theatrics with a dance friendly approach-- think Of Montreal at a hyphy club where David Byrne is spinning old booty bass records, Jamie Lidell with Ween backing him up at a high school pep rally, or the ghost of James Brown possessing Dan Deacon and forcing him to do pushups at a Flaming Lips concert. A sense of humor and showmanship are key. But we back that up with a pretty tight attention to sonic details. We're totally serious about being hilarious and in general want to make people laugh, make them dance, and increase their sense of wonder. We also have access to a great performance space in Oakland where we plan to hold regular events throughout the spring and summer.
We're looking to add some funk and live energy to our electronic material as well as develop more danceable tunes for a live context. Ideally we could find someone who's comfortable playing along with a click/drum machine as well as playing pure in-the-pocket grooves. Stage presence, style, other instruments, experience experimenting with electronics, and the ability to harmonize are big pluses.
Other reference points include (but are not limited to): Spank Rock, OutKast, LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, Lee Scratch Perry, Prince, Billy Nayer Show (American Astronaut)