Garage A Trois Always Be Happy But Stay Evil
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Label: Royal Potato Family
Garage A Trois was recently described by noted photographer John Margaretten as, 'A transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound.' Few descriptions have ever so perfectly encapsulated the modern day post-rock/freak-jazz super group. A force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, Garage A Trois features Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn-based sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, Texas-born punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat scientist Stanton Moore.
After the success of the quartet's 2009 release, Power Patriot (also the band's debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by the Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and the Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Sunno))), Sun City Girls and Black Mountain).
As has become the band's primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was paid to capturing Garage A Trois' sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil, delivers on that promise. A massive draw in clubs and festivals around the U.S., this latest opus from Garage A Trois will only help fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.