Brass Camel ponder a fictional life on Easy street with their big, bluesy and bombastic new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Answering the question of what Kamasi Washington would sound like if he played for Dream Theater, Vancouver’s Brass Camel are a tight musical collective determined to supply audiences with a new harmonic experience that transcends the traditional confines of music. The band are out to change the game with their revelatory debut album due out later this year.
Channeling a signature blend of blues, funk, and ’70s prog, Brass Camel’s grasp of rhythmic texture and song composition create a daring synthesis of musical energy that turns genre conventions on their head. A dash of Queen, a sprinkle of Parliament-Funkadelic and a splash of Rush are infused to create an infectious cocktail of unforgettable sound.
Refined psychedelia is the basis of Brass Camel’s aesthetic, translating not only through the sound of Easy but also in the lyrics, which express the languishing we can feel when navigating the world and our place within it.
Recording at the historic Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, Brass Camel laid down their latest tracks while absorbing the majesty of the legendary recordings that have graced the studio’s past, including works by The Supremes and Led Zeppelin. After hammering out an album’s worth of material at the beginning of this year, the songs were sent to award-winning producer Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Rare Americans) to ensure the finishing touches brought the music together.
Brass Camel were founded in 2018 as the brainchild of renaissance musician Daniel Sveinson. Once dubbed “The Rock and Roll Kid,” Sveinson has been gracing stages since he was 10 years old and was the subject of the documentary film of the same name. Playing with some of the most legendary stage performers who ever lived, including Les Paul, Sveinson has been an accomplished musician looking to bring his unique harmonic style to the world through the raw energy of Brass Camel. Their electrifying debut album lands later this year on Sept. 9.