Fiasco signs to Impose Records

Music News | May 16th, 2008

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They’re not out of high school but they’ve already been through the press circus. They’ve never gone on a major tour but their Brooklyn shows at DIY spaces still hit overflow capacity. You could blame it on the hype, but Fiasco never would’ve left their parents’ basement if these kids were just another garage band.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jonathan Edelstein (guitar / vocals), Lucian Buscemi (bass / vocals) and Julian Bennett Holmes (drums) hit a universal nerve in the noise rock continuum; it’s a sonic sweet spot that apparently has everything for everyone. Spin Magazine called them a “hormone-drenched Sonic Youth”, “youthful-sounding Slint” that had “classic indie rock aesthetic a la Pavement.” New York Magazine decided on “Flipper, Minor Threat, Bad Brains.” We personally signed them because we loved the math rock and hardcore influences of the early 90s they recall – and were born in.

The trio formed in 2005 at the tender age of 14 and by 2007 they self-released-and consequently sold-out two pressings of–their debut full-length, God Loves Fiasco, on their own imprint Beautiful Records. They also play regularly throughout the tristate area with their DIY brethren – 2008 alone has seen them share the stage with No Age, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, High Places, Pony Tail, Parts & Labor, Kimya Dawson, Aa, Yacht and label mates Team Robespierre, to name a few.

Currently in the studio with producer Billy Pavone (Aa, O’Death, Dragons of Zynth), Fiasco will release their instrumental sophomore record, Native Canadians, in a special vinyl + CD packaging. The spastic anthems that recall their heavy rock antecedents are still fully present, but Canadians also showcases Fiasco’s technical prowess and instinctual sense of melody and arrangement. It’s an early collector’s classic for a band burning with possibility and currently blowing up.

Native Canadians is set for release in the late summer of 2008, but check out the band’s Myspace page for a quick tease of what to expect.

Fiasco Live!
May 17 (4pm): BROOKLYN – 741 Myrtle Ave
May 17 (8pm): BROOKLYN – Death By Audio, BROOKLYN w/ Chubby Behemoth, Airwaves
May 31: QUEENS Jamaica Bay Experimental Marshland Restoration Park Beach Show w/ Aa (Big A little a), Knyfe Hyts, Consider the Source + more
Jun 13: BROOKLYN Death By Audio Friday the 13th ZOMBIE PARTY
Jun 21: BROOKLYN – Galapagos After the Jump Fest w/ Pony Tail, Dinowalrus + more
Jun 28: MANHATTAN – Less Artists More Condos w/ The Muggabears, Suckers