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Bang On A Can's Asphalt Orchestra Release Pixies' 'Surfer Rosa' Cover Album November 18 on Cantaloupe Music Records

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Oct 11, 2014 05:40 PM EDT

Bang On A Can project, Asphalt Orchestra, is set to drop their latest record, a Pixies' Surfer Rosa remix album. The Cantaloupe Music release is due out on November 18 and features the cult classic in it’s entirety.

Asphalt Orchestra premiered their take on the Pixies at the Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Festival in 2013. Following the performance, the Pixies asked the Asphalt Orchestra to open for them at the Capitol Theatre. 

No stranger to the greats, Asphalt Orchestra has also performed original music written for them by David Byrne and Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and Yoko Ono. They also dabble a bit in performing the music of Bjork, Frank Zappa and Charles Mingus to name a few.

Based in New York, the 12 piece Asphalt Orchestra is one part outdoor guerrilla marching band choreographed by Susan Marshall and Mark DeChiazza; and one part Unpack the Elephant, the indoor experience as directed by Mark DeChiazza and Andrew Robinson. Their debut was, naturally, at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in 2009. Since then, they released a self titled debut in 2010 and have toured around the US.

Listen below to the first single Asphalt Orchestra has released, "Bone Machine.”

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TagsPixies, Surfer Rosa, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Cantaloupe Music, Bjork, Bang on a Can, Asphalt Orchestra