Friction Records is pleased to announce the new release from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Charles The Osprey. The band’s debut full-length, Consider, is due out June 29th on the Michigan-based label and is now availble for pre-order.
Limited to 500, Friction is pressing the 12″ LP on orange (250) and army green (250) vinyl, each of which will include a free digital download. To grab your own copy, go here.
Listen to “Scimitar Children and Their Rugs” here!
“The drum-and-guitar duo’s methodical execution of brain-melting instrumental spazz-rock is likely without peer anywhere. In 2007, Derek Lancioni – a prolific drummer who has performed in bands such as Just For Kicks, Go Josephine and Winnie Cooper teamed with studio-rat guitarist Rafael Ohli to form Charles The Osprey. The duo, Charles to friends, began as a theoretical exercise: If two immensely gifted musicians attempt to perpetually challenge each other on a technical level, can substantial art be created in the process? Lancioni and Ohli’s songs employ non-fancy guitar and drum sounds, but cover impressive dynamic territory as they weave through thickets of changes in time and tempo, some fluid, some jarring, all compelling.” – Troy Reimink / GR Press
On June 26th, Charles The Osprey will be playing a record release show at Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan with label mates Ozenza.