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43 minutes ago, BFrank said:

Sort of/kind of rock ... and a little jazz

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THE MESSTHETICS AND JAMES BRANDON LEWIS SHARE NEW SINGLE

 

CHECK OUT "THAT THANG" NOW

 

US TOUR DATES BEGIN NEXT MONTH

 

THE MESSTHETICS AND JAMES BRANDON LEWIS DUE MARCH 15TH VIA IMPULSE! RECORDS

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  # Artist and Track Title Time    
 
  1. The Messthetics, James Brandon Lewis - That Thang 03:11    
  2. The Messthetics, James Brandon Lewis - Emergence 02:59    
 

 

 

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis by Shervin Lainez

 

"That Thang"

LISTEN: https://TheMessthetics.lnk.to/JBL

WATCH: https://TheMessthetics.lnk.to/ThatThangVideo

 

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis

 

Instrumental-trio The Messthetics and acclaimed jazz-saxophonist James Brandon Lewis share "That Thang," the second offering from their forthcoming album The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis due March 15th via the legendary Impulse! Records. "That Thang" arrives with a visualizer created by The Messthetics' Brendan Canty and follows the lead single, "Emergence," which also arrived with a Canty-created video.


The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis will bring their collaborative sound on the road for a string of eight performances across the country including sets at Treefort Music Fest in Boise on March 21st and Big Ears Festival in Knoxville on March 23rd, along with a date supporting bar italia in Nashville on March 25th before a run of five headline shows. In May, The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis will hit the road again for a string of nine shows. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets available HERE.

 

The Messthetics formed in 2016 and is made up of the rhythm section from renowned DC punk band Fugazi, with Joe Lally on bass and Brendan Canty on drums, along with experimental and jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. Praised saxophonist James Brandon Lewis hails from New York City and first joined the trio on stage in 2019 and again in 2021, which sparked inspiration for the quartet to create an album together. The nine tracks of The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis were recorded in just two days in Maryland with engineer Don Godwin. The album captures the combustive chemistry the four musicians felt on stage while performing together and expands on the collaboration in all directions.

Though the configuration heard on The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis is relatively new, it builds on long-standing musical relationships. Lewis and Pirog first met around a decade ago at a session led by free-jazz drummer William Hooker and instantly hit it off, going on to work together extensively in Lewis’ own groups. “Since day one of knowing Anthony, me and him just fit,” says Lewis, now widely acclaimed as one of the most compelling bandleaders on the contemporary jazz scene. “We looked at each other after that William Hooker session, and we was like, ‘Damn, this shit is on point.’”

 

Lally and Canty of course share a similar brotherhood, rooted in the 15 years they spent touring the world as the supple yet rock-solid rhythm section for Washington, D.C.’s iconic Fugazi. “I play differently with Joe than I play with anybody else,” Canty says. “He creates this foundation that I call a very sturdy jungle gym for all of us to play on. He keeps it dubby and rhythmic, and there’s a lot of times where there’s a sixth sense — there's things that happen between us when we're playing that there’s no accounting for except for the fact that we've been playing together for 30 years.”

 

Lewis likens the experience of playing with Lally and Canty to his work with various jazz elders. “The way I revere them is the same way that I revere playing with Jamaaladeen Tacuma or playing with William Parker,” he says, citing a pair of esteemed veteran bassists. “It's a certain road experience that you can't get in school.” He also appreciates that he can hear the rich musical heritage of their hometown in their sound. “Growing up in the D.C. area, Brendan and Joe are familiar with go-go, with all of the stuff from the area,” he says. “So I will say that the time feel — it don't get no better than that. It's like a well-oiled machine playing with them.”

 

That steady rhythmic backbone, coupled with Pirog’s omnivorous guitar approach — which draws freely on jazz, punk and everything in between — gave the Messthetics a huge sonic palette right from the start, showcased on both their self-titled 2018 debut and 2019’s Anthropocosmic Nest. But Pirog had always been curious what his friend Lewis might add to the band, leading to him extending the invite for the saxophonist’s initial 2019 sit-in, which took place at New York’s Winter Jazzfest.

 

Check out “That Thang” and pre-order / save The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis above, see full album details and tour dates below, and stay tuned for more from The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis coming soon.

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Upcoming Live Dates

* = supporting bar italia

 

3/21 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

3/23 - Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

3/25 - Nashville, TN @ Blue Room*

3/26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

3/27 - Asheville, NC @ Eulogy

3/28 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings

3/29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat

3/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Solar Myth

5/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

5/07 - Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater

5/08 - Urbana, IL @ Gallery Art Bar

5/09 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

5/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

5/11 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

5/12 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

5/13 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe

5/14 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

5/15 - Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club

5/16 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

5/17 - Keene, NH @ The Thing in The Spring

5/18 - Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
5/19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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“That Thang” single artwork

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album artwork

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis
The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis
March 15, 2024
Impulse! Records

1. L'Orso
2. Emergence
3. That Thang
4. Three Sisters
5. Boatly
6. The Time Is The Place
7. Railroad Tracks Home
8. Aesthenia
9. Fourth Wall

 

Connect with The Messthetics:
Instagram | Facebook | X (Twitter)

 

Connect with James Brandon Lewis:
Instagram | Facebook | X (Twitter) | YouTube


 

 

 

 

 

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On 3/15/2024 at 9:45 PM, GA Russell said:
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THE MESSTHETICS AND JAMES BRANDON LEWIS SHARE NEW SINGLE

 

CHECK OUT "THAT THANG" NOW

 

US TOUR DATES BEGIN NEXT MONTH

 

THE MESSTHETICS AND JAMES BRANDON LEWIS DUE MARCH 15TH VIA IMPULSE! RECORDS

image-c8433124c9124d35ad7249889b46e20e-full.jpg
  # Artist and Track Title Time    
 
  1. The Messthetics, James Brandon Lewis - That Thang 03:11    
  2. The Messthetics, James Brandon Lewis - Emergence 02:59    
 

 

 

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis by Shervin Lainez

 

"That Thang"

LISTEN: https://TheMessthetics.lnk.to/JBL

WATCH: https://TheMessthetics.lnk.to/ThatThangVideo

 

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis

 

Instrumental-trio The Messthetics and acclaimed jazz-saxophonist James Brandon Lewis share "That Thang," the second offering from their forthcoming album The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis due March 15th via the legendary Impulse! Records. "That Thang" arrives with a visualizer created by The Messthetics' Brendan Canty and follows the lead single, "Emergence," which also arrived with a Canty-created video.


The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis will bring their collaborative sound on the road for a string of eight performances across the country including sets at Treefort Music Fest in Boise on March 21st and Big Ears Festival in Knoxville on March 23rd, along with a date supporting bar italia in Nashville on March 25th before a run of five headline shows. In May, The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis will hit the road again for a string of nine shows. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets available HERE.

 

The Messthetics formed in 2016 and is made up of the rhythm section from renowned DC punk band Fugazi, with Joe Lally on bass and Brendan Canty on drums, along with experimental and jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. Praised saxophonist James Brandon Lewis hails from New York City and first joined the trio on stage in 2019 and again in 2021, which sparked inspiration for the quartet to create an album together. The nine tracks of The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis were recorded in just two days in Maryland with engineer Don Godwin. The album captures the combustive chemistry the four musicians felt on stage while performing together and expands on the collaboration in all directions.

Though the configuration heard on The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis is relatively new, it builds on long-standing musical relationships. Lewis and Pirog first met around a decade ago at a session led by free-jazz drummer William Hooker and instantly hit it off, going on to work together extensively in Lewis’ own groups. “Since day one of knowing Anthony, me and him just fit,” says Lewis, now widely acclaimed as one of the most compelling bandleaders on the contemporary jazz scene. “We looked at each other after that William Hooker session, and we was like, ‘Damn, this shit is on point.’”

 

Lally and Canty of course share a similar brotherhood, rooted in the 15 years they spent touring the world as the supple yet rock-solid rhythm section for Washington, D.C.’s iconic Fugazi. “I play differently with Joe than I play with anybody else,” Canty says. “He creates this foundation that I call a very sturdy jungle gym for all of us to play on. He keeps it dubby and rhythmic, and there’s a lot of times where there’s a sixth sense — there's things that happen between us when we're playing that there’s no accounting for except for the fact that we've been playing together for 30 years.”

 

Lewis likens the experience of playing with Lally and Canty to his work with various jazz elders. “The way I revere them is the same way that I revere playing with Jamaaladeen Tacuma or playing with William Parker,” he says, citing a pair of esteemed veteran bassists. “It's a certain road experience that you can't get in school.” He also appreciates that he can hear the rich musical heritage of their hometown in their sound. “Growing up in the D.C. area, Brendan and Joe are familiar with go-go, with all of the stuff from the area,” he says. “So I will say that the time feel — it don't get no better than that. It's like a well-oiled machine playing with them.”

 

That steady rhythmic backbone, coupled with Pirog’s omnivorous guitar approach — which draws freely on jazz, punk and everything in between — gave the Messthetics a huge sonic palette right from the start, showcased on both their self-titled 2018 debut and 2019’s Anthropocosmic Nest. But Pirog had always been curious what his friend Lewis might add to the band, leading to him extending the invite for the saxophonist’s initial 2019 sit-in, which took place at New York’s Winter Jazzfest.

 

Check out “That Thang” and pre-order / save The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis above, see full album details and tour dates below, and stay tuned for more from The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis coming soon.

image-eac4d2dcd9b844f3b0fa33d79ea1637d-full.png

Upcoming Live Dates

* = supporting bar italia

 

3/21 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

3/23 - Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

3/25 - Nashville, TN @ Blue Room*

3/26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

3/27 - Asheville, NC @ Eulogy

3/28 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings

3/29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat

3/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Solar Myth

5/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

5/07 - Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater

5/08 - Urbana, IL @ Gallery Art Bar

5/09 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

5/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

5/11 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

5/12 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

5/13 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe

5/14 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

5/15 - Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club

5/16 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

5/17 - Keene, NH @ The Thing in The Spring

5/18 - Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
5/19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

cover-59de066e62dc4cdf889ee6a8839a539a-half.jpg

“That Thang” single artwork

image-3226e9cf70cb4b3c9823382150a3443c-full.jpg

album artwork

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis
The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis
March 15, 2024
Impulse! Records

1. L'Orso
2. Emergence
3. That Thang
4. Three Sisters
5. Boatly
6. The Time Is The Place
7. Railroad Tracks Home
8. Aesthenia
9. Fourth Wall

 

Connect with The Messthetics:
Instagram | Facebook | X (Twitter)

 

Connect with James Brandon Lewis:
Instagram | Facebook | X (Twitter) | YouTube


 

 

 

 

 

I plan to see them next Saturday at Big Ears 🎷🎸

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On 3/18/2024 at 11:26 PM, BFrank said:

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I have and like that one.  Lunatic Soul is an interesting project by Mariusz Duda, the leader of Riverside.  I need to explore more of LS work.

 

now spinning Godsticks - Inescapable

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2 hours ago, soulpope said:

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Brian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks "Orange Crate Art" (Warner Bros. Records)      1995 ....

What a coincidence - I just heard this for the first time last night at a local restaurant in Kittery, Maine called The Black Birch. One of the things that makes this tiny restaurant unique is they only play vinyl LPs and the orange vinyl caught my eye.

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