Busty and the Bass have premiered a video for “Things Change” off their new LP Uncommon Good via Culture Collide. The video features four of the nine members on a seaside cliff in France during “golden hour” performing a soulful and hauntingly beautiful version of the song with the sound of waves crashing in the background. “We decided to strip it down and film in the most beautiful place we could get to,” explains lead vocalist Nick Ferraro. “Our friend/videographer Greg McCahon found a lighthouse on the west coast of France and we showed up at 6:00am to catch the sunrise and the cold morning vibes.” Watch the video below. Uncommon Good is available to stream and purchase now at this location.
Recently cited in FLARE’s “6 Canadian Artists You Need to Have on Your Radar RN”, the 9-piece collective performed a sold-out show at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last week, a remarkable achievement considering the band only just released their debut LP. See a photo taken from the stage at the venue below. The band embark on an extensive U.S. tour including some Canadian dates in March 2018. See below for a full routing.
Busty and the Bass worked with veteran producer/mixer Neal Pogue (Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nikki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, Lil Wayne), on Uncommon Good to merge their influences ranging from Michael Jackson and James Blake, to Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo. Each song on Uncommon Good feels like a single, from the brassy disco groove of “Up Top” to the Outkast-esque “Memories and Melodies” and the sensual, lyrical flow of “Dance With Someone”. Compared to their previous three EPs, their first full-length album finds them focused on the project as a whole, rather than just a collection of songs. It synthesizes a swirling mixture of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel that is layered, polished, and unified.
2017 was a big year for the group having already performed at SXSW and UK’s The Great Escape earlier this year as well as SELLING OUT dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington D.C.. The band also had the distinction of opening for R&B sensation Anderson Paak earlier this summer at the Montreal Jazz Festival to a 30k+ crowd.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
02.09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
02.10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02.13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
02.14 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
02.15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
02.16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
02.17 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Indoors
02.18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
02.20 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02.24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
02.25 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
03.01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03.03 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03.04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03.06 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
03.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
03.09 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
03.10 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern