Busty and the Bass

Busty and the Bass

BUSTY AND THE BASS SET TO RELEASE UNCOMMON GOOD
SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017.

“Groovy basslines, boisterous horns, and sultry vocals—a sonic combination that can cause quite a stir on the dancefloor.” Huffington Post

"The effervescent groove proves that no matter the weather outside, there is nothing like a danceable track, and “Up Top” is certainly that." Okayplayer

"Undeniable live performance and a sound that’s best described as a lovechild between jazz, hip-hop, and electro-soul." - Complex

Busty and the Bass are a nine-piece band from Montreal who have just announced their debut album Uncommon Good alongside revealing video for their latest uplifting and soul-infused single "Common Ground."

In the their own words, "At the core of 'Common Ground' we’re talking about the people we love and feel a connection or similarity to, whom we don’t appreciate enough. So for one of us that’s a grandparent, for one of us it’s an old friend or a lover, but we all feel something real when we play it live."

The video for the new single was shot through the Busty and the Bass spring European tour. It features some of the more intimate, behind the scenes moments. Live bits through their shows in France, Germany and Denmark as well as some staged moments through locations in each city visited.

Having recently signed with Montreal label Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram), the band is gearing up to release their debut full-length album. Compared to their previous three EPs, the album finds them focused on the project as a whole, rather than just a collection of songs. It synthesizes a swirling mixture of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel that is layered, polished, and unified.

After meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the Montreal-based nine-piece quickly shot up from from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.

On previous efforts the group recorded in the “busty basement”, a place that guitarist Louis Stein says allowed for “experimentation and fun”. This time around they decided to step up their game, enlisting the skills of veteran producer/mixer Neal Pogue, best known for his work with acts like Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nikki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, and Lil Wayne.

‘Neal was the nucleus around which the entire project came together, bringing together all the diverse voices that make up the band and helping us create a cohesive body of work,’ says bassist Milo Johnson.

Pogue encouraged the band to listen to classic albums by Parliament, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson. Inspiration was also found in contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, and James Blake. All of these influences can be heard on the album, but the way the band incorporates them into their own sound shows a sharp and original progression.

Uncommon Good represents a much more developed and mature version of our sound. It saw us moving away from the home-basement tracking that we did ourselves to a more encompassing studio environment,” says vocalist and synth player Evan Crofton.

Each song on Uncommon Good feels like a single, from the brassy disco groove of "Up Top" to the Outkast-esque Memories and Melodies, and the sensual, lyrical flow of “Dance ‘With Someone."

2017 is poised to be the biggest year yet for the group as they embark on full tours of the U.S. and Europe, having already performed at SXSW and UK’s The Great Escape earlier this year as well as SELLING OUT dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington D.C. Buy those tickets early!

Busty and the Bass will open for Anderson .Paak at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 8th.

You can catch the band live on tour at the following dates in Europe:

Friday 13th October 2017:  Upstairs@ Paradiso- Amsterdam- Netherlands
Sunday 15th October 2017: Moments- Bremen-  Germany
Monday 16th October 2017: Badehaus Szimpla: Berlin-  Germany
Tuesday 17th October 1017: Studio 672: Cologne - Germany
Monday 23rd October 2017: Night & Day Café- Manchester UK
Tuesday 24th October 2017: Jazz Café-  London UK
Wednesday 25th October 2017: Oporto- Leeds UK
Friday 27th October 2017: Purple Turtle- Reading UK
 

 

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