Sun Up, Son Down, Disappearing Cowboy
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Sun Up, Son Down
For fans of Beck ,Ween and Johnny Cash.
Hailing from Raleigh,NC,"BONES IN A BOX" is the latest incarnation from a duo known as sun up,son down.Ambient strings,simple riffs,808 kick drums,and off key twangy vocals bring across the story telling songs of heartache and blues.Influenced by everything they hear and see,Rivera and Waggy portray not only a new local movement,but a refreshing return to the beauty of music's simplicity.
After selling a song to Warner Brothers as members of a five piece band, Stephen Baker and John Erik King began writing and playing music in a different manner.
They were very interested in stripping music down to its raw elements, and using technology to solve problems versus simply adding more and more layers because the technology exists.
To this end, they decided to have one instrumentalist and this job went to John Erik. Stephen put the guitar down and focused on lyrics and singing.
John Erik designed and built a guitar that he uses to play guitar, bass and synth at the same time. He then set his sights on building drums he could program, but that would retain the organic sound of wood hitting a real drum head.
After months, what emerged was a two member band with Stephen Baker as the front man and John Erik King providing all the instrumentation, with the exception of a real mechanical drum set that he programs and controls.
Using minimalist organic technology (MOT), Disappearing Cowboy has just released their first album, Revolute.
What is MOT? Technology often takes the human being out of the equation. Why should it? Humans are creative machines. What is missing in technology is this human, or emotional, element and that is where organic comes into the equation. How we play or create is as important as the music itself if it is to live and breathe.
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