putting out some test videos to be included in my upcoming release The Rugged Individualism of Dilauded Cowboys
February 17, 2022
8:00 PM EST
Binky and Big Steve make their first appearance on Bandcamp via livestreaming from Ithaca, NY and Indianapolis, IN. Come get your head sculpted!
Chat room opens at 7:30 PM EST, Tune in and say hello!
As you may have heard, unless you’ve bought merchandise from the artist whose show you’re watching, you’ll be asked to pay for access to the chat room. Reports are that the minimum contribution is $1, with a $5 suggested amount – essentially a tip, or the price of a drink or two at a live venue. If you have a PayPal account linked to Bandcamp already, you can pay via PayPal; otherwise you’re likely to see a credit-card form pop up.
Binky and Big Steve will be donating all proceeds from the chat contributions to the Tompkins County Creative Recovery Fund. It’s a fund that supports artists in the Ithaca, New York area whose ability to work has been impacted by COVID and the resulting limitations on live events and gallery shows. The Fund has been doing this for over two years now, and you’d be surprised at how much difference a bag of groceries or an afternoon of child care can make for a working artist. Please do join the chat, and give generously. We’ll be taking questions there after the show (if at all possible – we haven’t been able to test that yet).
Wowy zowy, Binky & Big Steve are back with new Walmort Portrait Studio music
In June 2019, embral played a short 4-date mini-tour in support of our new release, Deep State. At each show on this tour, we played abbreviated versions of both album pieces, separated by an extended improvisation. This release represents the highlights of those improvisations, and serves as a companion piece to Deep State.
Recorded live June 20-23, 2019 at Playground Productions (Indianapolis, IN); Monk’s Kaffee Pub (Dubuque, IA); Rozz-Tox (Rock Island, IL); and the Way Out Club (St. Louis, MO)
It’s been a challenging year but we finally got this one out into the world! The new embral release Deep State is here.
This is a joint release between embral and the Indy Label Personal Archives.
Built from building blocks developed over 10 days of live improvisations, ‘Deep State’ is a socio-political statement about the nature of truth, perception and interpretation, in the form of two widely traveling longform pieces.
We’ll be doing a short string of shows in the mid-west beginning June 20th. Dates and locations available on our home page. As well as FB event page.
When embral (Adam Holquist and I) went on the road last November, our intention was to play no existing music, and to essentially treat the tour as a mobile R&D lab for the next studio release, recording every night and seeing which bits began to take shape.
This is not the next studio release. This is a ‘calling card’. It gives some hints at where the new music is heading, without (we hope) giving away too much.
Speaking of “the next studio release”, the music for the new studio release has been recorded and I’m in the process of mixing and mastering it. The plan is to get the music out in the Fall with a support tour in November.
In the mean time, enjoy a very cold night in Kansas City.
THIS WAY FORWARD:
I’ll be doing a string of gigs out east in April. Come out to one of the shows or tune in to one of the radio broadcasts on FM and Streaming.
April 14th, Brooklyn, NY, more info
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Ave