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Garage A Trois Always Be Happy But Stay Evil
Garage à Trois - Always Be Happy But Stay Evil
Featuring Skerik, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon
(CD/LP/Download) The Royal Potato Family RPF 1104, 2011-04-11 (CD/Download) 2011-05-02 (Vinyl)

Garage A Trois was recently described by noted photographer John Margaretten as, "A transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound." Few descriptions have ever so perfectly encapsulated the modern day post-rock/freak-jazz super group. A force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, Garage A Trois features Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn-based sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat master Stanton Moore. After the success of the quartet's 2009 release, Power Patriot (also the band's debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (The Cave Singers, Sun City Girls and Black Mountain). As has become the band's primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was paid to capturing Garage A Trois' sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil, delivers from track to track exactly as its title boasts.

Garage A Trois Always Be Happy But Stay Evil
Garage à Trois - Always Be Happy But Stay Evil
Featuring Skerik, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon
(CD/LP/Download) The Royal Potato Family RPF 1104, 2011-04-11 (CD/Download) 2011-05-02 (Vinyl)

"Swellage" | Garage A Trois by Royal Potato Family

Shooting Breaks by Garage A Trois

Tracklisting :
01. Omar
02. Resentment Incubator
03. Earl Harvin
04. Shooting Breaks
05. Kansas (interlude)
06. Swellage
07. The Drum Department
08. Thumb
09. Baby Mama Drama
10. Chimp & Flower
11. Dark Bogul (interlude)
12. Assault On Precinct 13

Links :
garageatrois.net
myspace.com/garageatrois
soundcloud.com/garage-a-trois
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garage_A_Trois
archive.org/details/GarageATrois
royalpotatofamily.com/always-be-happy-but-stay-evil-garage-a-trois
facebook.com/TheRoyalPotatoFamily
twitter.com/RoyalPotato
soundcloud.com/the-royal-potato-family
myspace.com/theroyalpotatofamily
feeds.feedburner.com/RoyalPotatoFamily
youtube.com/user/RoyalPotatoFamily

Press Release :
"Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium." - The New York Times

"Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike Dillon; brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power." - Village Voice

"Garage a Trois is a supergroup essaying the tuneful/psychedelic side of instrumental adventure and electronic tweet." - Metal Jazz

Garage A Trois was recently described by music photographer John Margaretten as, “a transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound.” Few descriptions have so precisely encapsulated the modern day post-rock/freak-jazz super group. A force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, Garage A Trois features Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, Texas-born punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat master Stanton Moore.

After the success of the quartet’s 2009 release, 'Power Patriot', (also the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was applied to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil', will only fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.

A massive draw in clubs and festivals around the U.S., this latest opus from Garage A Trois will only help fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.



About the band :
Garage A Trois first formed in 1999, right after Mardi Gras, as a trio featuring Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore and Skerik. They then added Mike Dillon in 2002. In 2007 Charlie Hunter left the band and Marco Benevento joined. This union of musical forces has only increased the creative output of these musicians-and apparently really helped their grundle.

Skerik – Saxophonist: Also a founding member of Critters Buggin’, Skerik has been known to fraternize with the Black Flames, SadHappy, Tuatara (with Peter Buck of R.E.M.), Ponga, Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal (with original Headhunters drummer Mike Clark, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, and DJ Logic), Crack Sabbath, Blotallica, and Elemental. Skerik has jammed with soul legend Fred Wesley, Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade. Jambase theorized that 'the rotation of our planet is somehow connected with this outer space super hero.'

Stanton Moore - Drums and Polyrhythms: A founding member of the New Orleans funk-groove unit Galactic, Stanton is also in the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, organ quartet Moore & More, and MVVP with Johnny Vidacovich, Rich Vogel, and George Porter Jr. Stanton has also released two solo joints, and has worked with Chris Wood (of Medeski Martin & Wood), Karl Denson, and guitarist Brian Seeger. Downbeat magazine has extolled Stanton's 'affinity for raw rhythm and funky drum gymnastics.'

Marco Benevento - Keys and Organ: Marco Benevento is best known as one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo along with Joe Russo. Previously, he was a member of The Jazz Farmers, and has been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. He has performed with countless musicians which include, Matt Chamberlain, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Mike Gordon, Trey Anasatio, Eric Krasno, Wayne Krantz, John Ellis, Dave Dreiwitz, Mark Friedman, Reed Mathis, Bobby Previte, Ari Hoening, Terreon Gully, Brian Haas, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, Steven Bernsetin, Briggin Kraus, Lyrics Born, Mike Dillon, Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore and others.

Mike Dillon - Percussion and Vibraphone: An original member of the eclectic Critters Buggin', Mike's current projects include the Malachy Papers, Brave Combo, Hairy Apes B.M.X., and the Black Frames. Mike has toured with Les Claypool's Frog Brigade and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and was described by Jambase as 'possessed with a desire to always find something new, something deliciously rhythmic in any piece.'
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