Introducing + MP3: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Strawberry Letter 23” (Shuggie Otis Cover) + Tour News
New San Francisco Transcendental Rock Outfit Scorches Shuggie Otis Classic and Announces Northern California Tour Dates
Critical Praise for AMBDS
“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)
The Song + Tour:
As the million billion suns die, they coalesce into one singular form of energy, before they explode into super nova. It is the vanishing point, where you and me don’t matter, but we do. And so do you. Yes You. We are all Dying Suns, sewn into the same fabric. Endlessly dying, constantly living, in the pattern of the infinite universe.
Welcome to the world of San Francisco’s A Million Billion Dying Suns. First stop: their scorching cover of “Strawberry Letter 23,” the classic folk-meets-funk track by Shuggie Otis. In the fuzzy hands of AMBDS, the song is deconstructed to its basic parts and resurrected in a glorious squall of saturated guitars and reverb-soaked vocals. Capped by a face-melting solo outro, the cover evokes the sweaty love child of Tame Impala, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Atari Teenage Riot.
AMBDS is the brainchild of guitarist / singer / songwriter Nate Mercereau. Formed in 2013, the band’s young age belies the years of experience that Mercereau and his bandmates have amassed with other projects, including Richard Ashcroft, Lauryn Hill, and NO ID. The coming weeks will see the release of the band’s debut EP, the Strawberry EP. In the meantime, catch them on tour in Northern California. Earplugs and sunglasses highly suggested.
Listen to / download the song here: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/strawberry
10/31 – Pagoda, 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 (with Hiatus Kaiyote)
11/2 – The Center for the Arts, 314 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (with Solos)
11/3 – 1428 Fulton St. #1, San Francisco (Free daytime house show!) with Disappearing People
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. This fall, AMBDS is set to release a 3 song EP entitled the Strawberry EP.
“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