In this shimmering new remix, Pick A Piper's ‘All Her Colours’ gets treated to its own indian summer by New Zealand favourites the Ruby Suns.
Pick a Piper's Brad Weber says: "I became good friends with Ryan from the Ruby Suns in the summer of 2010 when we were both playing a lot of the same European festivals. I visited him and his girlfriend Lisa in Oslo, Norway two summers ago and played him some demos that would eventually wind up being completed for the Pick a Piper debut. He was immediately curious and asked about singing on a track or two. I was stoked to get him involved in a remix too as I've always really enjoyed his past remix work.
This one really gives the track a nostalgic sunny summer vibe, which is appreciated at a time where we are losing light and heat rapidly. A nice reminder about the summer that just was and that will return soon."
Pick a Piper is a project by musician & producer, Caribou’s Brad Weber, with a little help from a lot of friends. Following two sought after EPs, Pick A Piper release their self-titled debut LP next Monday November 4th through City Slang, followed by a European tour.
In recent years songwriters have experimented more widely than ever with beats and bass, but only a few have succeeded in producing results worthy of mention. The underlying problem is that club music, when it comes to the punch, to put it crudely, needs to function on the dance floor, yet not fall flat in album format.
Those artists who manage successfully to straddle both worlds can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Canadian musician and producer Brad Weber, with his project Pick A Piper, joins the ranks of this charmed few. Pick A Piper was conceived in 2008 along with band mates Angus Fraser and Dan Roberts, and following two EPs, the band is set to release their debut self-titled debut album.
The album is made up of eight very different songs, all with one thing in common: each is built upon the foundation of its own ingenious rhythm structure, with musical layers meticulously applied, up until the vocals, which are added right at the very end, if at all.
To give the whole the perfect finish and to avoid falling into the "functionality trap" (it exists!), Brad enlisted many of his friends as guest singers on these recordings. Amongst others, he asked Andy Lloyd of Born Ruffians, as well as members of the Ruby Suns and John Schmersal of Enon, Brainiac and Caribou. Brad sent them demos, allowing space for a very important and often underestimated element of the musical process, without which it would be about as exciting as a bank statement: chance. He couldn’t be sure exactly what the respective collaborators would contribute to the corresponding ideas, but that was the concept, and thus the resulting album sounds even less like a classic producer album, and more like a soundtrack to a movie - different topics but a common thread.
A record that could not please us more: full of complexly layered yet catchy songs that display a very keen sense of rhythm, song writing and musical finesse. Attention to detail, but with the bigger picture in mind.
Pick A Piper live dates:
25 London Shacklewell Arms (Tickets)
27 Paris Cafe Charbon
28 Amsterdam Paradiso
29 Luxembourg Rotondes
30 Brussels Autumn Falls Festival
3 Berlin Fluxbau
4 Wien Rhiz
6 Rijeka Club Palach
7 Barcelona Lolita @ Razzmatazz