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Sunday, March 20 • 1:00am - 2:00am
Fresh Millions

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PRESS "Samples and other electronic sounds give Fresh Millions' fun, fresh instrumental rock music a modern flair, but it's live instruments that make the music pop. Instead of utilizing hundreds of vinyl-sourced clips and effects to form a three- to four-minute work, the live nature of "Forever" utilizes a more organic touch to achieve similar results. The resulting patchwork is as danceable as it is rocking — a winning combination if ever there was one." -- NPR Song of the Day "Imagine if you cut out all of MGMT's psychedelic tangents and Ratatat reassembled them. That's a decent starting point for Fresh Millions. The local daft punks craft collage-rock, layering live instrumentals over snippets from old jazz records. Fresh Millions' self-titled debut, which beats with a metal heart thanks to production from the Sword's Bryan Richie, is the latest cosmic egg hatched by Insect Records, the new label from Attack Formation general Ben Webster." -- Austin Powell, Austin Chronicle "the emphasis for these guys is not solely on being electronic, but on being a live electronic band. They compare themselves to Octopus Project and Ratatat, and that’s apt. From the booming drums to the big, all-around punch of Fresh Millions, this is an album that wants to prove its stamina and transcend knob-twisting as a performance strategy. In that department, the album is certainly a success." -- Adam S., austinist.com "Across an economical nine tracks, “Fresh Millions” also makes time to rock. Maybe that’s the influence of producer Bryan Richie, of Austin metal maestros the Sword, but “Fresh Millions” is loaded with towering electric guitars on the propulsive “Monty” and “Spunout,” dashes of ’70s funk organs and some of the most bone-rattling drumming on any local record this year." -- Patrick Caldwell, The Austin-American Statesman "Full of robot vocals, catchy loops, disco beats and psychedelic keys, the new album has a mellow Daft Punk or a rocky Justice feel to it–with just a little ESG, Hot Chip or George Clinton." -- Chris Apollo, republicofaustin.com "Using an animated mix of computers, synthesizers, and live instruments, Fresh Millions blends disco-era bass lines and electro-era pop with heavy, danceable beats. Their sound (and highly entertaining live show) has drawn comparisons to the likes of Passion Pit and Ratatat, and they are certainly making a name for themselves in the 512." -- Lawrence Boone, covertcuriosity.com "It’s surprising that the qualities of Austin’s two marquee instrumental-rock acts—Explosions In The Sky and The Octopus Project—have taken so long to intersect and spill over into new bands. But while Zorch may only borrow the Octopuses’ mischievous, circuit-bending streak, the duo’s compatriots in Fresh Millions treat their glitchy tracks with the clear-eyed, full-hearted cinematic sweep of EITS. Then again, neither of those elder scene statesmen ever dig into a groove like Fresh Millions, which tempers its build-up/tear-down impulses with scratches of disco guitar and hip-displacing syncopation." -- The AV Club

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Fresh Millions

"Fresh Millions music makes you feel that there is a rush to get to wherever this is playing, as if there's an endless string of possibilities awaiting you if you were to do so." -daytrotter.com Run by perfection-obsessed Geoff Earle, Fresh Millions has had 12 different instrumentalists... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am CDT
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