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Better Know An Artist: EASYBOY

January 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This week’s entry in our infinite part series, Better Know An Artist, is…
The solo project of Eric Farber, also a member of twice-Forklisted band Truman Peyote. Though originally from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Farber is currently living in Toronto, attending UofT.
With EASYBOY, Farber continues to experiment with the samplegaze sound of Truman Peyote but relies more upon guitars and synths, thus resulting in relatively more traditionally arranged songs than can be found in his other work. However, interpret “traditionally” as being used very, very loosely.
The easiest comparison is early Animal Collective, but mainly only in their use of atmosphere on recordings. Live EASYBOY is a lot more ‘trashy’. The sound is abrasive, exciting and with moments of genuine beauty of amidst distorted guitar and old-school drum machines.
You can download EASYBOY’s awesome Friends EP released on Spooky Town Artifacts for free by clicking here.
EASYBOY will be playing Thursday, the 28th at this week’s Tiger Bar Groove. He’ll also be opening for Woods and Real Estate at The Horseshoe in March.

THANKSGROOVING: Broken Telephone/EASYBOY/Phil Allister/Mirky Thunder at Rancho Relaxo, October 11th

October 12th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

So, yeah, Thanksgiving isn’t the easiest night to put on a show, but was I going to let that phase me? Nu-uh. Actually, last night’s show went down alright. Started off a little slow, but by the end of the night, it was happenin’. Yeah. Again, I already knew these bands before I booked them so I knew they were going to be good. This is just a summary of how it went down.

First act was Broken Telephone, aka my good friend Breanna. She played a great little set of acoustic folk with her friend Amanda. Wish I took some pictures…but I forgot to…
Next act was EASYBOY, aka Eric Farber, formerly of Truman Peyote. He played a mostly solo act, utilizing some loop pedal stuff, drum machines and a synth. It was kind of on the rough side but always interesting. At this point (11-11:30ish) the place is starting to fill up.
By the time Phil Allister gets on the place is legit. People are buying drinks, filling up the dance floor. I start to calm down a little. They played a kick ass set of kind of fun, loose, colorful rock.
And then, amazingly, at around 1 am, when Mirky Thunder is taking the stage, the place is full, the stage is packed with kids jumping around and dancing. Good times keyboard inflected indie-pop abounded. Awesome end to an awesome night.
Thanks to everyone who came out. Thanks to all the bands who played. Thanks to Danny for helping me out. Thanks to the bartendar, Adam, for being cool. Thanks to Cam for great soundwork. Thanks to Dan Wolovic for letting me book Rancho. Next Groovetastic show is on Thursday, October 22nd at Tiger Bar, with Saskatoon Guitar Destroyer, Triceratops, The Playground Hooker and Datura. Be there – or you must surely be square.