On April 12 one-man whompin’ stompin’ electro-bayou band—and inventor of the oscillating drum machine lovingly called Drum Buddy—Quintron will release his latest album, SUCRE DU SAUVAGE (Goner). Like ‘sausage’ but with a ‘V.’ Or maybe like “sugar of the savage” in French. Either way, the album was recorded in the beautiful New Orleans Museum Of Art as part of an on-going public gallery alongside puppetry display from electro princess and Swamp Tech cohort Miss Pussycat called “Parallel Universe: Quintron And Miss Pussycat Live In City Park.” While Quintron’s Robert Rolston was working in the museum, he was allowed to surround himself with art of his choosing. Situated among the Rodins, Warhols and Faberge collections, Rolston decided to populate his corner with paintings of 19th century ladies and a single portrait of George Washington.
The record was made half in the usual Quintron fashion—claps, chants, loops, organs, Drum Buddy, etc—but the latter half was crafted from electronic beats interwoven with field recordings taken by Rolston while he wandered the museum.
Just like their home city of New Orleans, Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s tracks are full of life and color, as can bee seen in their latest shake-down, “Freedom,” below. The pair will be on a short tour of the south east, including dates on the Bruise Cruise. They’ll and even roll in the Mardi Gras parades with the 9th Ward Marching Band, a 100 piece band directed by Quintron and Miss Pussycat.
Tracklist For SUCRE DU SAUVAGE:
01. Ring The Alarm
02. Face Down In The Gutter
03. New Years Night (Boogie Children)
04. Kicked Out of Zolar X
05. Banana Beat
06. Sucre Du Sauvage
07. All Night Right of Way
08. Spirit Hair
10. Deer in the Clouds
12. Train Ride
13. Jazz Bar
Tour Dates For Quintron And Miss Kitten:
02/21 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box *
02/22 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room *
02/23 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth *
02/24 – Miami, FL – Grand Central ^
02/25 – Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas – Bruise Cruise
02/25 – Nassau, Bahamas – Senor Frogs
03/05 – New Orleans, LA – Spellcaster Maritime Ball $
03/07 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks !
* with Ty Segall
$ with Cave, Thee Oh Sees, MC Trachiotomy
! with Black Lips, Vockah Redu, Turbo Fruits
9th Ward Marching Band Parade Schedule (Mardi Gras):
03/04 – New Orleans, LA – Krewe De E’tat
03/05 – New Orleans, LA – Spellcaster To Siberia Parade
03/07 – New Orleans, LA – Krewe Of Proteus