BIO AND SUCH:
Black Rose Mansion is not a band so much as a beguiling blaze that first kindled around 2008 in Tempe, Ariz., and has been burning with varying degrees of obliterating power ever since.
BRM’s presently employed arsonists are Scott Gesser on bass, Todd Hoover on vocals, Jeff Michaels on drums and Bryan Starbuck on guitar.
Quiet Down Now – the first full-length evidence of this fabled inferno – was professionally documented on one surreal, adrenaline-fueled day in March 2013 by Jalipaz Nelson at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Ariz. Expect the whole shebang to be simultaneously enriching and destroying your life on Tuesday, July 16.
Black Rose Mansion is always on the lookout for opportunities to conjure untamable, irresistible spirits of destruction with other, similarly motivated units ... to put it less pretentiously, if you're interested in booking us for a show (inside or outside the confines of Arizona), please hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inhibitions are overrated. A life without enthusiasm hardly qualifies as life at all. Thank you so much for listening, and for just being yourself. No, really. :)
PRESS AND SUCH:
"Vocalist Todd Hoover delivers his David Byrne-esque sound with perfect precision in every note with a slightly shifted sense of timing that adds to the overall rad-ness of Quiet Down Now. Bassist Scott Gesser, drummer Jeff Michaels, and guitarist Bryan Starbuck complete Black Rose Mansion's rocknroll, post-punk quartet of musical goodness. Lyrically fierce and viciously smart, you really have to spend some time with the album to take in all the words and sounds. It gets better every time." -- YabYum Music and Arts, 7/8/13
" ... punky ... guitar-pop that provides an instant hit ... contrast of dark and light, noise and melody." -- The Sound of Confusion, 7/3/13
"They make a guitar-heavy, garage-punk sound ... " -- SoundsXP, 7/12/13
Featured in the The Vinyl District's "Press Play" column, 5/20/13