For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Gemini Club!
Gemini Club’s last high visibility appearance in Chicago was late summer 2011, when the trio performed an early but strongly received set at North Coast Music Festival. Now, with the group set to perform at tonight’s 2012 Snow’d In Music Festival at Double Door, the band’s Dan Brunelle fills in CVU on the state of the band’s new music, including the band’s forthcoming EP, Here We Sit, set for release on April 17th, as well as “a few remixes that are already finished and laying in wait for release.”
“Our new EP, Here We Sit, is a definitely a more mature record for us,” Brunelle ascertains. ”We still have the catchy melodies and driving beats of the first EP but overall its much less of a “bedroom producer” record. Every song has live drums, the vast majority of the instrumentation was performed live, the synths were played through amps and mic’ed. We made sure to use digital music techniques but not so much that that’s all there is to it. There’s a much greater sense of physical space in this EP than you might expect from an “Electro Band”.
“Like our first EP there’s a large range of styles and influences,” Brunelle continues, adding “there’s even R&B angles to some of the melodies.”
In addition to Here We Sit, Gemini Club is also looking towards additional remix work and collaborations, as well as aiming “to be consistently working on new material while our new EP makes the rounds.” As if that weren’t enough, the act is “working a bunch of music videos for most of the EP.” Also in the works are the band’s plans to tour, with a focus on “getting back out to New York.”
Finally, Gemini Club is also turning its attention towards the remix treatment for their forthcoming EP.
“We’re going to have remixes for Here We Sit from producers from all spectrums,” Brunelle remarks. “ Local, national, international. We have a very talented pool of artists on board to remix our songs and we’re excited about the variety of content that we’ll have available to share with people.”
Look for presale information and album artwork for Here We Sit to post online next week, and for fans of the CW program Ringer, listen for Gemini Club cut “Mirrors” in an upcoming episode. And catch Gemini Club as official talent at this year’s SXSW. Check out video of a new Gemini Club song snippet, following the group’s CVU podcast interview from North Coast Music Festival 2011.