Equally inspired by rock, fusion, funk and pop, CURIO KEY CLUB, has garnered praise as a band capable of shape shifting through genres. A little bit boss, a little Clarence Clemons, the band has loose tendencies, technical proficiency and a rock and roll swagger.
Frontman, saxophonist and singer Drew Miller spent much of 2015 playing, touring and recording with Bonnie Prince Billy and has been playing, recording and touring with Houndmouth since 2016, along with CKC tenor saxophonist Graeme Gardiner. In addition to Houndmouth and BPB, the bands’ musical family tree has deep roots and a broad canopy, with members currently playing in Small Time Napoleon, Bridge 19, Roadie, Appalatin, Swing 39 and Billy Goat Strut and KGB.
Their newest ep, ZEN AMERICA (march 2018) highlights a continued musical evolution of “experimental indie pop” ,as described by Jake Hellman of never- nervous.com, and showcases the band’s energy and musical sensitivity.
ZEN AMERICA was recorded, mixed and produced by Houndmouth’s Shane Cody @shanebows at his Greenhouse studio in New Albany In.
odd metered grooves, tight horn lines, fuzzed out bass, cinematic expression, swirling synths, improvisation, freak outs, story telling, ripping guitar, moments of funk and experiments of sound.
curio+key is weird karaoke. We all do it to get by. Often a subsistence lifestyle and cycle of musical “jobbing”and accompaniment. But as a band, collective, ensemble, and club we get to write the songs and fight the fight.
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.
Drew Miller alto saxophone//vocals//electronic wind instrument ^^^Graeme Gardiner tenor saxophone ^^^ Joey Thieman trumpet ^^^ Ken Allday Guitar//vocal ^^^ Wade Honey keyboards//synth ^^^ Zach Kennedy drums ^^^ Jose Oreta bass