Mansions to Release "Dig Up the Dead" on April 5th
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:15:15
The Get Up Kids Videos
Louisville, Kentucky native Christopher Browder may look unassuming enough, but he's a man who's both prone to embracing what's in front of him and running with it, and an artist who's not afraid to look over his shoulder for inspiration. That statement is enough to make me want to check out his work under the moniker Mansions.
Browder's heartfelt second album, Dig Up the Dead, released under the moniker Mansions, will be released April 5th through Burning House Records/King Bones Recordings. Mansions will also the hit road with labelmate, friend and Honorary Title frontman, Jarrod Gorbel in February to support the album.
Recorded in the various houses and apartments Browder found himself in, all across the Southeast, over a six-month period, this deeply personal album acts as a candid and compelling look into one man's psyche, in the midst of change and nostalgia. Given the way he recorded the record, I am even more interested now than I was five minutes ago. I love improvisation and I love to travel, so this is right up my alley. Even more interesting, while previous touring-mates joined him on some tracks, Browder completed the lion's share of recording alone. It's an impressive follow-up to March 2009's critically acclaimed New Best Friends (Doghouse Records) and last spring's well-received B-sides compilation.
Mansions live shows are as unique and all-inclusive as Browder's music - playing, as he does, with a touring band made up of a variety of both friends and strangers; a collaborative endeavor he's previously showed off while on tour with the likes of The Get Up Kids and David Bazan.
You can catch Mansions and Jarrod Gorbel at the following dates:
Feb 3 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Feb 4 Chicago, IL Schubas
Feb 5 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Feb 8 Portland, OR The Woods
Feb 9 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
Feb 11 San Francisco , Ca Hotel Utah
Are you going to check out Mansions on tour? Sounds like a total improv type of thing and that makes for plenty of delightful unpredictability.