Napoleon formed together a little over a year ago and we have spent most of our time building a reputation as a live band playing intoxicating rock tunes at many of Brooklyn's premier and DIY venues, such as Glasslands Gallery, Shea Stadium, Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, Muchmore's, and Union Pool.
From playing back to back shows in New York City last winter as well as launching a Kickstarter Campaign, our first record, Success, was funded.
Success was recorded in upstate New Paltz, New York at Marcata Recording under the steady hand of producer Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Swans, Real Estate, The Walkmen). Accurately capturing our abilities as a live band, the record possesses a genuine raw appeal and was recorded in little more than 3 days time with separate mixing and mastering sessions throughout a period of two months. Success was released on July 25, 2012, with lead single "Sarafan" seeing a digital release with The Snake Records on August 8.
The majority of our time thus far has been spent playing in support of the album across New York and the Northeast, but as we are a diligent sort, we are currently working on getting the our music outside of just the doors of Brooklyn. We are also beginning the stages of conceptualizing our first trip to SXSW for the spring.
Our most recent project to date has been recording our new single "Curtains" at Adrian Grenier's house with his new project the Wreckroom.
We hope you digg the tunes!
Many thanks and sincerities,
Julian Anderson (Bass, Vocals)
Julien O'neill (Guitar, Vocals)
Harrison Keithline (Drums)
Wilson Ford (Keys)