NEW 'ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL T-SHIRTS!
Hot off the presses are some brand new 'Always
Be Happy, But Stay Evil' t-shirts in
the Garage A Trois Store. The t-shirts are available in black
and feature the ever-famous cover face on the front!
ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL out now on Vinyl, CD & MP3
After the success of the quartet’s 2009 release, Power
Patriot (also the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was applied to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always
Be Happy, But Stay Evil, will only fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.
“Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.” The New York Times
"Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists
of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento,
Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike
Dillon…a brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power." Village Voice
"Garage a Trois is a supergroup essaying the tuneful/psychedelic side of instrumental
adventure and electronic tweet." Metal Jazz
Check out the Power Patriot girl's
and men's t-shirts in the Garage A Trois Store.
The t-shirts are available in navy (men's) and light gray (women's)
and both feature the ever-famous bear logo on the front!
PATRIOT Garage A Trois is a collaboration between four of the most visionary
improvisers of the time: Skerik on saxophones, Mike Dillon
on vibes, Marco Benevento on keys and Stanton Moore on drums.
And while improvisation is at the heart of what the quartet
has staked its reputation upon at their legendary New Orleans
Jazzfest sets and rare, but in demand, club tours, it's the
intricate sonic tapestries, tightly orchestrated arrangements,
refined melodies and positively modern approach to instrumental
songwriting that's at the heart of their long-player, Power
MEET THE BAND Garage A Trois first formed in 1999, right after Mardi Gras, as a trio featuring Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore and Skerik. They then added Mike Dillon in 2002. In 2007 Charlie Hunter left the band and Marco Benevento joined. This union of musical forces has only increased the creative output of these musicians-and apparently really helped their grundle.
Skerik - Saxophonist: A founding member
of Critters Buggin', Skerik has been known to fraternize with
the Black Flames, SadHappy, Tuatara (with Peter Buck of R.E.M.),
Ponga, Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal (with original Headhunters
drummer Mike Clark, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, and DJ Logic),
Crack Sabbath, Blotallica, and Elemental. Skerik has jammed with
soul legend Fred Wesley, Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters,
and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade. Jambase theorized that 'the
rotation of our planet is somehow connected with this outer space
Stanton Moore - Drums and Polyrhythms: Also
a founding member of the New Orleans funk band Galactic, Stanton
also kicked off his solo career in 1998 with and is about to
release his fifth solo album, Groove Alchemy, Moore’s multimedia
project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the
same name. Showing his outstanding versatility, Moore has appeared
on recordings such as Heavy Metal Grammy nominees Corrosion of
Conformity’s In the Arms of God, Irma Thomas’ After the Rain
(winning a grammy in the process), Tom Morello (Rage Against
the Machine) and Boots Riley’s (the Coup) Street Sweeper Social
Club, Diane Birch’s Bible Belt and Alec Ounsworth’s (Clap Your
Hands Say Yeah) Mo Beauty. He continues to play dates globally
with an ever-evolving cast of musicians including George Porter,
Jr., Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters), Charlie Hunter, John Medeski
(of Medeski, Martin and Wood), Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. Lonnie
Smith, Dr. John and Tab Benoit to name a few.
Marco Benevento - Keys and Organ: Marco Benevento is best known as one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo along with Joe Russo. Previously, he was a member of The Jazz Farmers, and has been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. He has performed with countless musicians which include, Matt Chamberlain, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Mike Gordon, Trey Anasatio, Eric Krasno, Wayne Krantz, John Ellis, Dave Dreiwitz, Mark Friedman, Reed Mathis, Bobby Previte, Ari Hoening, Terreon Gully, Brian Haas, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, Steven Bernsetin, Briggin Kraus, Lyrics Born, Mike Dillon, Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore and others
Mike Dillon - Percussion and Vibraphone: An original member of the eclectic Critters Buggin', Mike's current projects include the Malachy Papers, Brave Combo, Hairy Apes B.M.X., and the Black Frames. Mike has toured with Les Claypool's Frog Brigade and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and was described by Jambase as 'possessed with a desire to always find something new, something deliciously rhythmic in any piece.'