Album Stream: A Million Billion Dying Suns – Strawberry EP
Transcendental Rock Band AMBDS Releases Debut EP Today Via SYFFAL
Critical Praise for AMBDS:
“…a pulsing rush of dance-floor beats, bubbling hot like a sun flare. Mercereau’s voice floats out into the ether like a stranded astronaut as the song spirals towards oblivion, only to be pulled back down in the gravity swell of a massive, soundscape-altering guitar solo.” – Consequence of Sound
” A Million Billion Dying Suns sound as dramatic as your name implies, with long, lush textures within pulsing noise pop.” – Best New Bands
“A Million Billion Dying Suns is raw as f*ck. And it’s not just the whiskey talking.” – Boots Riley (The Coup & Street Sweeper Social Club)
“…washes of beautiful, unrelenting, but reigned in noise; glorious noise.” – Impose
Typically, a band might cite other groups or perhaps genres as musical influences. A Million Billion Dying Suns, however, is no typical band. Group leader Nate Mercereau says of his songwriting process, “Trying to create a song or melody that is a musical representation of something abstract is what’s most inspirational. Like, ‘what would this pyramid sing if it was levitating over a frozen ocean on a distant planet right now?’ I haven’t used that one yet ha, but strange otherworldly visuals like that stimulate me to make music.”
These abstract influences reveal themselves in the band’s music: SYFFAL raves about the music, describing it as “a swirling ball of gasses that leave me spent yet rejuvenated after every listen,” and “filled with atmosphere like a muthaf–ker, vocals that hang out in the corner smoking cigarettes looking cooler than everyone in the room and guitars that sound like god talking in his/her sleep and reveling a tawdry affair with Oprah.” The San Francisco-based band today premieres their debut, an exhilarating 3-song EP entitled Strawberry EP, on SYFFAL. Check out the premiere and stream the EP below.
Stream Strawberry EP: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/sets/strawberry-ep
Check out the SYFFAL debut: http://www.syffal.com/a-million-billion-dying-suns-strawberry-ep
Please contact Michelle or Gavin if interested in talking with AMBDS.
A Million Billion Dying Suns Background:
A Million Billion Dying Suns is the project and child of Nate Mercereau, guitarist, singer and principal songwriter. Formed in San Francisco, the band is a transcendental wall of sound that lives up to it’s own name. Band members include Steve Wyreman (guitar), Josh Lippi (bass), Derek Taylor (drums) and Ben Schwier (keys). Members of the band have performed and recorded with artists across the musical spectrum. Nate Mercereau with Sheila E and Chaka Khan and Steve Wyreman with Richard Ashcroft, Lauryn Hill and NO ID. As a band they have backed Darondo, Alice Russell, Wallpaper., and Chuck Prophet. Despite their affiliations, AMBDS chooses to transcend musically through the raging chaos of the infinite universes, channeled through the wailing and ruling of their guitars. AMBDS released their debut 3 song EP entitled the Strawberry EP on November 27th, 2013.
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Strawberry EP: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/sets/strawberry-ep
“Plush”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWsfPbRHMZc | https://soundcloud.com/ambds/plush
“Strawberry Letter 23”: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/strawberry
KX 93.5 Radio Interview: http://www.kx935.com/podcast/tylerrussellspodcast/10.22.2013.0900
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/ambds