This week I am bringing you a live performance by The Bonesetters. They originally formed the band in Muncie, Indiana but have since moved to the fountain square area of Indianapolis and have been making a name for themselves ever since. You can read a review of one of their performances at NUVO to get an idea as to how well they are being received by the Indianapolis music community.
These guys bring a blend of rock, pop, and folk elements to the metaphorical table. While their older material consisted of larger and more rockin’ material, I feel that they are starting to head into an area that is slightly more tame and tasteful while still maintaining their rock roots. The Bonesetters performed three new songs for MFT#009 and although they are still rock songs, they are also a bit more stripped down than their cadre of musicians all performing seemingly simple parts that all came together to form a complex arrangement. Now it seems as if they are doing more with less. Although there are only four musicians, each part is becoming more complex and tasteful. They are maturing together as a band and it is showing in their music. I am looking forward to hearing new musical creations by this band in the future. Currently, the band is looking to put together a tour for July and are looking to begin recording a new full-length in the near future.
Last but not least, we are bringing video back. Lauren and I have purchased a new camera (Canon 5D Mark 2) so that we can try to capture these sessions with proper video quality. The Bonesetters were our first guinea pigs in terms of testing things out for the first time. Now that we’re able to handle video properly, it will become a much larger aspect of sessions to come! However, in the meantime, enjoy this scatter-brained video that we threw together with the test clips we had taken.
Oh, and last but not least… Don’t forget to check out The Bonesetters on the internet.
Starting this month, I will be selecting bands to come into the studio to perform five original compositions to be recorded free of charge. I will be posting these recordings to the Musical Family Tree archive so that they may be enjoyed by all. Selected bands will also be subject to a photo shoot and interview session as part of the promotional package.
The overall goal, of course, is a cross promotional campaign that benefits everyone involved. Bands will be given a chance to utilize free studio time to record new material that will be shared with the thousands of people that visit Musical Family Tree every month. Musical Family Tree will benefit by having a steady stream of exclusive and new content to offer its viewers. The studio will benefit by the exposure that comes with performing such tasks. Everybody wins!
So why would I be willing to offer up my services free-of-charge to selected bands? I have been in bands and I know how hard it can be to get your name out there. I guess you could say that I’m attempting to pay it forward in a sense. I like to think that by trying to help everyone, it will create a better musical community and that my hard work will be enjoyed by countless ears. I am hoping to bring some well-deserved attention to some of the finest musical acts that Indiana has to offer. If you are interested in being considered for selection, please feel free to contact me through the website.
These guys spent 14-days recording here at Reber Recording in Muncie, Indiana. Sadly, the record label that was footing the bill (ahem.. Mossback Records) ended up crashing and burning in a horribly unpleasant mess of poverty and despair. However, like a magnificent phoenix, The Bonesetters are unshook. They are determined to find the necessary funds to get their album off of the studio shelf and into the ears of their fans. BUT THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!!! Please donate whatever money you can spare and help them to put out this record. They have worked really hard to make it sound as large and amazing as possible. They really really really really want you to hear it. I want you to hear it as well. So, let’s make it happen! Open up your digital wallets and make it rain!
Today was a good day, as far as getting mail goes. I now have 2 tickets to see Shellac at Radio Radio in Indianapolis on September. Booyah! Oh, and did I mention that the total cost for both tickets (including services fees) was only $22!