The Main Squeeze Will Turn Your Head With 'Ebaneezer''s Outrageous Funk
Slow day? Feeling unenthused? Need a pick me up? If so, then The Main Squeeze have the prescription for you: a huge ol' helping of electro, jazz, rock and soul laden funk. Groovily smitten when we came across them several years ago, their irrepressibly funktastic brand of eclectically inspired 'post funk' proved so jam packed with blazing guitar solos, funky licks, outrageously intricate keyboard flourishes and thickly woven basslines that we soon concluded that resisting the urge to groove out is futile when their tracks are playing. Here ready to inject some funk into your day and get you moving, Ben "Smiley" Silverstein on keys, Max Newman on guitar, Jeremiah Hunt on bass and Reuben Gingrich on drums lay the monumentally funky foundation for singer Corey Frye's velvet smooth voice to issue the orders as they invoke the highest of groovy powers with 'Ebaneezer' - and, if that wasn't enough to turn your head, you can pan the video 360 degrees to see the funk in full effect.
Born out of the Bloomington live scene, The Main Squeeze have fashioned a fantastic record since 2009 through great music and good old fashioned hard work. Growing their fanbase organically through a relentless schedule of live shows in the years since, they have notched up a slew of achievements, including winning an international battle of the bands in Macau, China and being handpicked by Rolling Stone Magazine to open for The Roots and Janes Addiction at the official Superbowl XLVI tailgate party. Having also hit the stage at noted festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk and Electric Forrest, they recently followed their 2011 'First Drops' and 2012 self-titled albums with last month's release of the Randy Jackson produced 'Mind Your Head' album.
If you are in the U.S., make sure to try and catch The Main Squeeze on the road in the weeks ahead on their fall tour.