Driven by a fascination with the possibilities of human interpretation of electronic sounds, FLOCKS strives to create music that guides the listener through a variety of sonic landscapes. Having meticulously crafted their musical voice within the studio, FLOCKS is now committed to recreating this experience live through the interaction of analog synths, electric bass, and acoustic drums replicating synthetic textures. Samples and the human voice also play a significant role in FLOCKS’ approach to songwriting.
Members Tom Buckley (drums/samples), Josh Jessen (synths/keyboards), and Stephen Patota (bass/guitar) came together to form FLOCKS in the vibrant music scene of Cincinnati, Ohio. Collectively, they have performed/recorded across the world with such artists as Hi-Tek, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Naytronix, Huntertones, Fareed Haque, and members of WHY? and Deerhoof.
FLOCKS’ debut album is available everywhere now!
CURIO KEY CLUB is tight horn lines, fuzzed out bass, cinematic expression, swirling synths, improvisation, freak outs, odd metered grooves, story telling, ripping guitar, moments of funk and experiments of sound.
A little bit boss, a little Clarance Clemons, the band has loose tendencies, technical proficiency and a rock and roll swagger. At home crafting experimental rock, pop, funk, instrumental jams, Curio Key Club reflects a myriad of influences.
Frontman, saxophonist and singer Drew Miller spent much of 2015 playing, touring and recording with Bonnie Prince Billy and most of 2016-2017, touring with Houndmouth, making appearances at Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees, Telluride and venues all across the United States along with key club tenor saxophonist Graeme Gardiner.
A curio is an object of great interest and often, mystique. It is something foreign, maybe not yet understood, but not outside the realm of understanding.The symbol of a key speaks of knowledge, access, freedom, and liberation. A club, in its most basic form, is a group of like minded beings. Friends making music, music making friends.
ZEN AMERICA was produced, recorded and mixed by Houndmouth bandmate, Shane Cody.