Video Premiere: CSC Funk Band’s “Fiesta”

CSC Funk Band: CasualCSC Funk Band: Things Are Getting Too Casual (Fat Beats, 8/23/11)

CSC Funk Band: “Caneca”

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Eleven-piece Brooklyn-based CSC Funk Band released its debut album, Things Are Getting Too Casual, in August on Fat Beat Records. According to label president Joseph Abajian, CSC reminded him of the early roots of hip hop, when funk, rap, and electro were rubbing elbows and evolving rapidly. It is the first non-hip-hop record to be released on the label.

Colin Langenus, lead guitarist in prog-punk band USA is a Monster, joins members of Gwar, Akron/Family, and Bad Manners in CSC. The band’s diverse composition reveals itself with a hearty mix of instrumentation. Horns and synths layer on top of one another, creating a noisy, impenetrable, yet eminently danceable sound.

In the video for “Fiesta,” a factory worker responsible for pressing and testing CSC’s record is transported by the sounds pumping out of his stereo. Us too, man.

Watch the making-of video here.

CSC Funk Band tour dates:

10/28/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon
10/29/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Hallofunkenween VII, 846 Myrtle Ave (basement)
10/29/11 – NYC, NY @ WFMU Record Fair