The title of the debut studio album from Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt is a warning for your currently symmetrical face

The title of the debut studio album from Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt is a warning for your currently symmetrical face

Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt are a dangerous duo. Word is, the last group of people to see them perform live totally had their faces melted off by sheer, wild, DNA-altering musicianship. And now, the duo are set to release their debut studio album Brace Up! on November 2 via Palilalia. A live album is one thing — those are generally for devotees who know what they’re getting into. But a studio album? People are going to see “Brace Up!” on a list of new releases, get curious, and then, BOOM: it’s Thanksgiving and little Timmy doesn’t have a face.

Fortunately, the album is called Brace Up!, so maybe people will see that title and think, “You know what maybe I better be careful here, take the necessary precautions lest something tragic happen to my face.”

Then again…maybe Corsano and Orcutt aren’t monsters. Maybe they’re just insane technical masters who make unreal polyrhythmic improv magic together. MAYBE their work together sounds like pure chaos, but in reality it’s two dudes who are completely in control, working with and bouncing off of each other, knowing what they want to achieve together, and exactly how to do it.

If you want, check out the artwork and track listing for Brace Up! down below. You can also pre-order the album here, if you’re feeling truly brave.

(UPDATE: Ah! You know what, I talked myself into it. This is just two musicians at the top of their game making their art the only way they know how. I’m sure all that face melting stuff is just a rumor. Let’s take a listen to the song “Paranoid Time,” what could happen?)



Oops, I mean…

Brace Up! tracklisting:

01. Brace Up!
02. Amp vs Drum
03. Double Bind
04. She Punched a Hole in the Moon For Me
05. Poundland Frenzy
06. Clapton’s Complaint
07. Bargain Sounds
08. Paranoid Time
09. The Secret Engine of History
10. Love and Ope Windows
11. He Do the Police in Different Voices
12. Paris Spleen

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