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CSC Funk Band - Thing Are Getting Too Casual - out on Fatbeats



CSC Funk Band Thing Are Getting Too Casual
CSC Funk Band - Thing Are Getting Too Casual
(CD/LP) Fat Beats FB5145-1, 2011-08-23

Fat Beats Records is proud to announce that their first funk signees, CSC Funk Band, will release their album, Things Are Getting Too Casual, on August 23rd, 2011. Recognized by the Village Voice as Brooklyn noise-punk scene's very first funk band, CSC Funk Band is a random, diverse, and eclectic 11-member band hell bent on fully exhibiting the energy they exude in their live shows with their debut album. Spearheaded by Colin Langenus, lead guitarist for prog-punk pioneers USA Is A Monster, the band has absorbed the diverse influence of new additions to the family, including a former GWAR drummer, a former Akron Family keyboardist, an Anthony Braxton collaborator, and a trombonist for ska legends Bad Manners. Rocking saxes, moog, guitars, trombones, drums, trumpets, a bass, and an oboe (!), the band members' technical mastery can be traced back to everything from avant-experimentation to noise-punk.

CSC Funk Band Thing Are Getting Too Casual
CSC Funk Band - Thing Are Getting Too Casual
(CD/LP) Fat Beats FB5145-1, 2011-08-23

Canaca by Electric Cowbell
Tracklisting :
01. Caneca | Download a live version
02. We Don't Care
03. Little Business
04. Thrift Store Find
05. Fiesta
06. Bad Banana Bread
07. Funk Shoppe
08. A Troll's Soiree
09. Old Motel

Links :
facebook.com/CSCfunkband
twitter.com/cscfunkband
myspace.com/cscfunkband
freemusicarchive.org/music/CSC_Funk_Band
fatbeats.com
facebook.com/fatbeats
twitter.com/fatbeatsny
twitter.com/fatbeatsla
youtube.com/FatBeatsRecords
audibletreats.com/download/csc

Press Release :
With the Summer release of their debut album Things Are Getting Too Casual, CSC Funk Band charges 11-deep from the formidable Brooklyn underground to forge an unforgettable path that leaves no ass unshaken. This is funk in the sense of both sound and scent, funk in the sense of blistering backbeats and sweaty, selfless abandon, funk in the sense of all senses colliding and all minds melding to form one holy motion. This is instrumental get-up-and-dance music from planet nowhere. CSC Funk Band first collided in atomic style at a Brooklyn loft party where the event organizer’s only instruction was “make it fun and make it funky!” Thus, what began as a just-for-kicks improvisation amongst friends quickly became a “what’d I miss?” sensation at Brooklyn’s sweatiest stages.

CSC Funk Band will release their debut album, Things Are Getting Too Casual on August 23, 2011 on Fat Beats Records. Recognized by the Village Voice as “Brooklyn noise-punk scene’s very first funk band,” CSC Funk Band is a random, diverse, and eclectic 11-member band hell bent on fully exhibiting the energy they exude in their live shows. Their debut album Things Are Getting Too Casual marks Fat Beats’ Records inaugural funk band release. Although Fat Beats is known for releasing hip-hop albums, CSC is a welcome addition to the family. President Joseph Abajian enthusiastically states, “Growing up in the 80′s hip-hop music was funk breaks, electro-funk, freestyle, and eventually rap. CSC’s music helps us reflect on our foundation with a fresh perspective and shows the variety of music that both hip-hop culture and Fat Beats embrace.”

Spearheaded by Colin Langenus, the lead guitarist for prog-punk pioneers USA Is A Monster, CSC Funk Band celebrated its initial success by expanding the lineup to include players plucked from each point of the stylistic spectrum. Although initially concentrating on dancefloor-friendly funk jams, the embryonic group quickly grew out of its party-band britches by absorbing the diverse influence of its new members, including a former GWAR drummer, a keyboardist who plays with the Akron Family, an Anthony Braxton collaborator, and a trombonist for ska legends Bad Manners.

Rocking saxes, moog, guitars, trombones, drums, trumpets, a bass, and an oboe, the band is a random, diverse, and eclectic collective whose members draw from their rich histories to effortlessly entertain every flight of fancy while never once stepping out of sync or into categories. The psychedelic avalanche that the band effortlessly induces can be traced up the musical mountain to firm roots in technical mastery, avant-experimentation, and noise-punk ethos.

In 2010 the group released two 7”s on drummer Jim Thomson’s Electric Cowbell Records: “Bad Banana Bread/Caneca” and a split with Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Iron and Wine). Once the band’s Electric Cowbell 45’s caught the attention of Brooklyn’s legendary Fat Beats Records, the idea of a proper full-length release for 2011 began to take shape. The album balances slightly urgent and mildly aggressive tracks such as “Canaca” and “Fiesta” with more chill and casual tracks such as “Bad Banana Bread” and “Funk Shoppe.” Explains Jim, “The latter could be the soundtrack for when you’re searching for that spot in the grass to put your picnic blanket while the former tracks mentioned have that car chase under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at the end-of-the-world-Mayan-calendar vibe.”

The band is hot on the heels of two sought after 45′s, an Official Record Store Day 2011 limited edition 7” featuring an exclusive remix of “A Troll’s Soiree” and a 7” single featuring a track from critically acclaimed Light in the Attic DVD “Wheedle’s Groove.” Two great collector tracks to keep you satisfied until the band’s debut drops. Things Are Getting Too Casual will be released via full-length vinyl, CD, and digitally.


The Background :
CSC Funk Band, an 11-piece band that boasts having a GWAR drummer, Akron Family keyboardist, an Anthony Braxton collaborator, and Bad Manners trombonist as members, makes that instrumental get-up-and-dance music from planet nowhere. The band first came together at a Brooklyn loft party where the event organizer's only instruction was to "make it fun and make it funky." Recognized as Brooklyn noise-punk scenes' very first funk band by the Village Voice, the band includes a few moog, guitars, trombones, drums, trumpets, a bass, and an oboe. After releasing Racket on lead guitarist and USA Is A Monster member Colin Langenus' label Mass Distribution and two 7"s on drummer Jim Thomson's Electric Cowbell Records, CSC Funk Band is staying busy playing shows around NYC and gearing up for the release of their debut album, Things Are Getting Too Casual on Fat Beats Records on June 14th, 2011.
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