BUSTY AND THE BASS’ U.S. TOUR LAUNCHES THIS WEEK + WATCH “THINGS CHANGE” VIDEO

BUSTY AND THE BASS HIT THE ROAD IN U.S. THIS WEEK!

WATCH // SHARE “THINGS CHANGE” VIDEO

UNCOMMON GOOD NOW AVAILABLE VIA INDICA RECORDS

“Groovy basslines, boisterous horns, and sultry vocals—a sonic combination that can cause quite a stir on the dancefloor…” – Huffington Post

“A brass-fuelled pop explosion…” – Clash Magazine

“Undeniable live performance and a sound that’s best described as a lovechild
between jazz, hip-hop, and electro-soul.” – Complex

(November 28, 2017) – Busty and the Bass have premiered the video for “Things Change” at Culture Collide today. The band will launch new U.S. dates this week beginning in Indianapolis.

“‘Things Change’ is our experience of coming to terms with growing up. We wrote it pretty fresh out of school full of energy, confusion and lacking direction.

We wanted to make a live version while on tour, but instead of our usual over the top arranging we decided to strip it down and just film in the most beautiful place we could get to. Our friend/videographer Greg McCahon found a lighthouse on the west coast of France and we showed up at 6am to catch the sunrise and the cold morning vibes,” says Nick Ferraro.

Busty and the Bass were recently cited in FLARE’s “6 Canadian Artists You Need to Have on Your Radar RN”. Says FLARE about the new LP, “…a sophisticated cross between smooth jazz and top 40 pop.”

Each song on Uncommon Good feels like a single, from the brassy disco groove of “Up Top” to the Outkast-esque “Memories and Melodies” and the sensual, lyrical flow of “Dance ‘With Someone”. Compared to their previous three EPs, their first full-length album finds them focused on the project as a whole, rather than just a collection of songs. It synthesizes a swirling mixture of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel that is layered, polished, and unified.

Hailing from Montreal and after meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the nine-piece collective quickly shot up from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. On previous efforts the group recorded in the “busty basement”, a place that guitarist Louis Stein says allowed for “experimentation and fun”. This time around they decided to step up their game, enlisting the skills of veteran producer/mixer Neal Pogue, best known for his work with acts like Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nikki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, and Lil Wayne. “Neal was the nucleus around which the entire project came together, bringing together all the diverse voices that make up the band and helping us create a cohesive body of work,” says bassist Milo Johnson.

Pogue encouraged the band to listen to classic albums by Parliament, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson. Inspiration was also found in contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, and James Blake. All of these influences can be heard on the album, but the way the band incorporates them into their own sound shows a sharp and original progression.

“Uncommon Good represents a much more developed and mature version of our sound. It saw us moving away from the home-basement tracking that we did ourselves to a more encompassing studio environment,” says vocalist and synth player Evan Crofton.

2017 has already been a big year for the group having already performed at SXSW and UK’s The Great Escape earlier this year as well as SELLING OUT dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington D.C. The band also had the distinction of opening for R&B sensation Anderson Paak earlier this summer at the Montreal Jazz Festival to a 30k+ crowd.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
11.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
12.01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.02 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
12.06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
12.07 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
12.08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02.09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
02.10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02.13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
02.14 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
02.15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
02.16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
02.17 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Indoors
02.18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
02.20 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02.24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
02.25 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
03.01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03.03 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03.04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03.06 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
03.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
03.09 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
03.10 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Link to Press Photos: http://bit.ly/2y6SJr9
(Photo Credit: Greg McCahon)