Following hot on the heels of 2008’s Life Is Legal EP, Paper Bag Records will release the highly anticipated debut album from Josh Reichmann Oracle Band on March 10th in Canada. The band will celebrate the release of Crazy Power with a date at Canadian Music Fest’s Eye Weekly showcase at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on March 13th. The album was self-produced and recorded with Ian McGettigan at Giant Studios in Toronto.
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band is a five piece band incorporating heavy saxophone, Stevie Wonder-meets-The Stooges keyboards, soul-style drumming, a live dancer, thick roots bass. The sound is heart wrenching and darkly enchanting. The album is a sprawling, ambitious and cohesive record tied together by sonic themes with distorted hooks and a nod to early funk/soul production and feel.
Like a band from another world aping the sounds of the 20th century with manic intensity and passion. Josh is joined in the studio by Ian Maggetigan on bass, James Sayce (of Tangiers) on bass, Sebastien Grainger on drums, Steve Singh on keyboards, and Joseph Shabason on sax.
Live the band can be an entirely different animal. Fleshed out by a six peace band - Josh Reichmann Oracle Band is comprised of Steve Singh on keys, Jon Hynes on bass, Joseph Shabason on sax, Vince Spilchuc on trumpet, Kieran Adams on drums, Josh Reichmann on guitar, and Laura Bolton often accompanies with dance. It is a warped soul revival rock show with dark echoes and haunting energy.