Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Earle had been unleashing a multitude of dance-funk rhythmic pulses with his former musical incarnation Fresh Millions before taking a major break to figure out a new direction. He wasn’t quite sure where that would be, exactly, but not making music was never an option. Another project was brewing away, now known as Stiletto Feels, with a couple of new tracks in the mix. However, there would be more coming into play in Earle’s most ambitious project to date.
Earle had asked several of his colleagues to collaborate on some new tunes, but with an interesting and complicated twist: They would each separately improvise over a series of demos without any instruction from Earle, or any expected outcome. Earle then meticulously cropped and shaped each of these pieces accordingly to create the new album, The Big Fist, fearlessly striking everywhere with bolts of electro-pop, post rock and funk-inspired moments galore.
To celebrate the new album, Stiletto Feels is having a huge party tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. The line-up is literally a who’s-who of the local scene. The schedule: On the outside stage, Stiletto Feels, 11 p.m.; Otis the Destroyer, 10 p.m.; Slomo Drags, 9 p.m.; inside, Major Major Major, 12:40 a.m.; Young Mammals, 11:40 p.m.; Good Field, 10:30 p.m.; Borrisokane, 9:30 p.m.; Gossamer Frontier, 8:30 p.m.
Get there early to see them all. So recommended it hurts, baby.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.