January 26, 2009

Emanuel and The Fear: Emanuel and The Fear

Emanuel and The Fear
photo: Heidi Greenwood

Lush orchestrated pop comes drifting in from Brooklyn. Emanuel and The Fear is a band fronted by Emanuel Ayvas who absorbed composers like Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Want to bet that he owns a lot of Brian Wilson records? He knows how to hold back, using various percussion instruments for Jimme's Song peppered with a bit of flute and acoustic guitar, singing that he only want to be in a rock band - "doing nothing at all", adding more instruments as the song marches on, before taking yet another left turn to spoken word, and minimalist turntable-ism.

A self-titled EP serves as a forerunner fo a full-length. Getting all contributing the musicians on stage will be challenge, but that's a problem that will soon be solved when word about the band begins to spread and bigger venues can be booked. And filled.

Emanuel and The Fear:
Emanuel Ayvas: piano, guitar, lead vocals
Brian Sanders: cello
Chris Colletti: trumpet
Colin Dean: upright bass
Dallin Applebaum: synth, backup vocals
Dan Tirer: guitar
David Nelson: trombone
Jeff Gretz: drums
Nic Cowles: flute
Tom Swafford: violin
Liz Hanley: violin, backup vocals

Emanuel and The Fear: The Rain Becomes the Clouds

Emanuel and The Fear is released as a digital download on Paper Garden Records. Release date: February 17.

Tracks:
  1. The Rain Becomes The Clouds
  2. Comfortable Prison
  3. Jimme's Song
  4. We're All Alright Tonight
  5. Two
Live dates:
  • 01/31 The Studio @ Webster Hall (w/ Bambi & Emperor City Motorcade), New York, NY
  • 02/11 Union Hall (w/ The Bridesmaids, Matt Jones, & Roman Candle), Brooklyn, NY

» emanuelandthefear.com
» myspace.com/emanuelandthefear

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