Release date: January TBA
Experimental industria-rock gents RIBS remain one of the best Boston bands to emerge from scene circles over the past decade. As the band recalibrates with a new lineup, a former member has branched out on his own with an entirely new sound. Blake Fusilier, the former RIBS bassist now operating under the Fusilier moniker, signed last month with Brassland, an artist-operated label started in 2001 by Alec Hanley Bemis and the National’s Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner. His debut single is expected this month, though no official date has been set, and an EP later in the year (which we are very excited about). In the meantime, drown in a shirt snippet of Fusilier’s new sound below.
I have this theory that if people knew who we really were in their minds, we probably would all have a lot more respect for one another. This applies to everyone: friends and acquaintances and bandmates. I think it’s our duty to ourselves to make sure that those around us have a chance to allow others to see our glorious, true selves. I finally feel like I’m beginning to live by those words. The songs I’m wrapping up have been floating around for years. I had been anticipating the moment when people could actually hear even 20 seconds of my potential. That said, I’m ecstatic to share that I’ve signed with @brassland for my debut EP. Here’s a first listen.