In the Spring of 2010 Canon Logic quietly released their first full-length effort, FM Arcade. An eclectic album of powerfully catchy pop songs, FM Arcade is threaded together by an undercurrent of dark tension that bubbles to the surface on stand out tracks like Nights at Armour Mansion and Dead Man. The band - comprised of guitarists Mark Alu and Josh Greenfield, bassist Sean Enright, drummer Zach Jordan, and frontman and principal song-writer Tim Kiely - achieved growing popularity in their native NYC, supporting acts like Oh Land and the Lemonheads, and headlining Bowery Ballroom. They broadened their reach up and down the East Coast on tour, and the songs stretched even further, landing placements on CSI:NY, internet ad campaigns, and on Hollister Co. and affiliated stores’ playlists, nationwide.
In 2011, Canon Logic hooked up with NYC based record label Engine Room Recordings to craft a follow-up to FM Arcade and continue their momentum. The result is Rapid Empire. A five song EP driven by striking rhythms and an unrelenting energy, Rapid Empire offers a glimpse into a sprawling, imaginative dystopia of Tim Kiely’s creation. Themes of fear, solitude, risk, and perseverance are set against each other as a fractured narrative unfolds over dynamic soundscapes. Singularly conceived and focused, Rapid Empire delivers the sound of a young band at their strongest.
Hungry March Band
Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC's legendary street brass march band in the anarchic style that has become their trademark . Put on your dancing shoes and break out the fancy threads because they’ve got a party going on - a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people! HMB musical repertoire consists of original compositions written by band members as well as scores selected from our multi-cultural world community. These songs range from New Orleans street bands, European brass traditions, Gypsy/Roma classics, wedding brass bands from India, the jazz world and the global community of NYC. The band is an ever evolving musical experiment influenced and inspired from Brooklyn’s backyard with Latin flavor, punk rock noise, hip hop beats and music of the streets.
Brute Force and Daughter of Force
Brute Force can point to his professional musical lineage starting with a Bill Haley and His Comets session drummer, Billy Gussack, introducing him to the NYC music business, in 1964, which led to becoming a Token (Lion Sleeps Tonight). In 1967 he recorded a Columbia album, I, Brute Force, Confections of Love, now reissued on Bar None.. In 1968 Beatle George Harrison produced King of Fuh on an Apple Records 45, now on Apple Records Come and Get It, The Best of Apple. and mentioned in the recent HBO Martin Scorsese biopic of the Olivia Harrison biography, George Harrison Living In The Material World, Recently Brute Force, a short documentary, was screened at BAM, and is being shown thru the USA. He now performs with Daughter of Force. The BLAT (Brute, Lilah, Andrew, Tim) ensemble includes Tim Monagham, drums, and Andrew Mattina, bass.