Posted: April 7, 2014
Lafayette, La., band Brass Bed was recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, where the four guys played a few songs off their debut album The Secret Will Keep You.
The self-described “wide-eyed pop dreamers” were unfortunately the recent victims of theft. Despite having most of their touring gear stolen from their van, they’ve held true to their optimism.
“While we’ve not found the stolen equipment, through donations by friends, family, fans, and aid by Chicago Music Exchange, and Fender/Gretsch Guitars, we’ve replaced nearly everything lost,” the band wrote on their Tumblr account. “My friends, this is a miracle not of modern technology, but of human love and compassion. In the past 36 hours, the wave of generosity we’ve received from you has nearly drowned us. It’s given us more than just our gear back. It’s given us a renewed faith in the basic goodness of people around the country, a renewed fervor to continue our craft, and a desire to do good for others.
“Losing your guitar is material. Even at the lowest emotional point of this event, we were still a lucky bunch of guys. We had our health, our families, each other, and even few guitar amps left. We want you to know that the relative insignificance of our loss is not itself lost on us; even if we didn’t recover or replace that equipment we’d still be a lucky bunch of guys.”
Watch the band perform the short set for NPR below, featuring one of their new instruments — a Gretsch Electromatic Center-Block.
Posted: April 1, 2014
That’s just what Ellefson and Bello did, with the recent release of Altitudes & Attitude’s debut three-song EP.
The two bassists wrote each track and played both guitar and bass, with support from drummer Jeff Friedl of A Perfect Circle.
To get a taste of the new music, check out the video for “Tell the World” below.
Posted: March 28, 2014
The black-and-white clip depicts the band in the studio, jamming out to this string-driven tune. Watch Moe. in action after the jump. (more…)
Posted: March 17, 2014
The group has been drumming up buzz for their latest single “Better Than it Ever Could Be,” in addition to performing the title track to their 2013 EP Is This How You Feel?
Check out both songs after the jump. (more…)
Posted: March 13, 2014
That must be why Ellen DeGeneres was so excited when she recently hosted them on her daytime talk show. Watch it all unfold after the jump.
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