Martin Bisi readies new Dresden Dolls, Fiery Furnaces-featuring EP

As both a musician and a record producer, New York’s Martin Bisi has all the right hook-ups in the industry. Since the 80’s, Bisi has managed his own studio alongside Brian Eno, releasing albums by Sonic Youth, The Dresden Dolls, White Zombie, Helmet, and Herbie Hancock among others, while also maintaining a solid and impressive solo career. Now, the Brooklynite is kicking off 2010 with his all new followup EP to 2009’s Sirens Of The Apocalypse entitled Son Of A Gun. And, not surprisingly, he has tapped several of his high profile friends to help out.

The exciting list of guests on the five-track effort includes Brian Vilione (The Dresden Dolls), bassist Bill Laswell, and drummer Bob D’Amico (Fiery Furnaces). Mixing together elements of experimental/psychedelic rock, indie rock, and rockabilly, Son Of A Gun should serve as a good introduction to Bisi’s multi-genre sounds and styles. While the EP doesn’t carry much consistency in sound, each track promises to be a unique and engaging experience from start to finish. Take particular note if you’re fans of The Pixies, Primus, and The Replacements.

As a bonus, Bisi has also released an overwhelmingly strange music video for the peppy pop song “Drink Your Wine”, featuring D’Amico on drums. From painted faces to creepy mannequins, “Drink Your Wine” features an eclectic assortment of people and props shown through a trippy kaleidoscope lens. It’s wacky, it’s fun, and it’s got hula hoop-ing! What more can we ask for? Well, for starters, a Spring tour! Looks like Bisi’s got that covered also, as he’ll be performing a brief stint in the U.S. with Viglione on drums.

Look below to witness “Drink Your Wine” for yourself, as well as a full list of dates.

Martin Bisi 2010 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
04/29 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
05/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog


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