Your Spaceship comes from inside…
The Carpet Squares began in February 2009 as a recording project of Nick Fazzini (vocals, guitar, sequencing, bass) and Brian Strain (drums, vocals, keyboards, bass). After a decade of writing and performing together, the two musicians found themselves without a band and separated by nearly 200 miles from Monday through Friday. Refusing to stop making music, they set out to write and record a full-length album of new material. They built a modest project-studio in an old basement whose rafters were completely covered with carpet samples by a previous resident – The Carpet Squares were born. Fazzini and Strain holed up in their basement studio for most weekends over the next two years to create their debut album. The project became a completely independent effort — Fazzini and Strain took on all tasks of constructing the album themselves — writing and performing all parts, as well as handling all engineering and mixing work.
The resulting album is both coherent and evolving as it navigates blends of textural rock, folk, and electronic pop. In November of 2011 the self-titled, full-length album was independently released and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD Baby.
Since the release of the album, the geographical circumstances that forced the group to be a studio-only project are no longer. The Carpet Squares have augmented their live performance line-up with long-time friend Dan Richardson – talented bassist and vocalist. Having played with Dan in a previous band throughout high school and college, The Carpet Squares have the musical chemistry of a group that has played together for years (because they have). As a live group they are exciting, raw and energetic. Expect to hear well-written songs, group improvisation, and a new setlist every night.
Visit http://thecarpetsquares.com for more information.