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The February to release CD at April 10 show
The February to release CD at April 10 showApril 05, 2007SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Syracuse University group The February will play an official CD release show on Tuesday, April 10, at Funk ‘n’ Waffles, 727 S. Crouse Ave. The show will start at 8:30 p.m., and doors open at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to all ages.
The February will be supported by SU’s Bette Miller, performing her solo piano-driven songs at 8:30 p.m., and SU’s Mourning Ends, playing at 9 p.m.
The February recently released its self-titled album on Syracuse University’s student-run record label, Marshall Street Records, a subsidiary of Syracuse University Recordings. The 12-song album culminates three years of writing, performing and fine-tuning The February’s distinct all-acoustic indie rock sound. The album will be for sale at the CD release show for $10, and also offered with a February T-shirt for a packaged price of $15.
The February began in 2004 as an acoustic duo composed of vocalist Brady Clark and guitarist/vocalist Liam Farrell. In 2005, The February became a full band by adding Ryan Raichilson on drums, Liz Pesnel on bass and Dan Herrick on guitar. The group spent the 2005-06 academic year performing in the Syracuse and Utica areas as an electric hard rock band, sharing the stage with such bands as Mae, Hidden in Plain View, The Benefits, Blame Winter and Hartford.
In fall 2006, The February discovered its true sound when the members decided to bring the band back to its roots and play as an all-acoustic band. With Farrell and Raichilson unplugging their guitars, and Pesnel trading in her bass guitar for an upright, The February distinguished itself from other pop-punk/emo bands.
Syracuse University Recordings (SUR) was established to provide a learning opportunity for music industry students in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students operate the University-owned label. In the process, they learn about the record business through direct experience.
Since 1997, SUR and its subsidiary, Marshall Street Records, have released 11 records. The label has managed to be functionally self-sustaining.