Confessions + Big Lazy Jan 26 @ Atwoods
Happy new year! The above photograph was taken a couple years ago by Heather Byington behind an abandoned church in the ghost town of Amboy, CA in the Mojave Desert during the filming of "Savior of Love". If you haven't already, go watch the video we made with the great filmmaker Dan Huiting here and read the great piece by Linda Laban on the making of the record at the Village Voice.
We're working on new songs and making plans to record again this year. And we're excited to start the year off be reuniting with our friends from the acclaimed NYC noir trio BIg Lazyon Thursday January 26th at Atwoods in Cambridge. As Gavin will be on an extended tour in Europe with E (with Thalia Zedek and Jason Sanford), we will be playing this show with a stripped-down lineup. Big Lazy (now in their 20th year!) is a guitar trio led by guitarist Stephen Ulrich, who is fashioned out a singular sound with this great ensemble. Advance tickets are now available here.
Thursday January 26
Brian Carpenter & The Confessions
877 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
$10 advance tickets
"Big Lazy, the elegantly gritty instrumental trio led by the extraordinary guitarist Stephen Ulrich plays stunningly beautiful music that evokes everything from truckers' romps to the haunting film scores of Bernard Hermann." ~ The New Yorker
"Brian Carpenter's most revealing band yet...Americana by way of David Lynch's LostHighway" -- James Reed, Boston Globe Best of 2015
Engineer Chris Schultz working on the first Confessions record at Wavelab Recording Studios in Tucson AZ
Beat Circus Mixing in Tucson This Month
Since late May of last year, we have been busy recording and laying down tracks with Rafi Sofer in Somerville and Bryce Goggin in Brooklyn for what looks to be an epic and sprawling new Beat Circus record. I can't wait to share it with you all. In a few weeks I will be traveling to Tucson AZ to team up again with the great engineer/producer Craig Schumacher, best known for his work with Calexico, to begin mixdown on the record at Wavelab Recording Studios. This will be the band's third release in a trilogy of "Weird American Gothic" albums starting with Dreamland, recorded ten years ago. To follow more photos and developments on the making of the new record, visit us on Facebook or on Instagram.