Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Press release:

Created three years ago by Roy Vucino, Red Mass has more than 100 participating artists and musicians in its ranks. This Montreal rock band touches on a wide array of mediums from animation, illustration, improvisation, art films to music and is intent to pursue the ideals of free thinking, chaos magic and liberation through art. 
The Mass has a unique approach that features lo-fi recordings mingling with highly produced tracks, and has allowed it to work with a barrage of guest musicians from all over the world including Mike Watt, Mac DeMarco, Rick Froberg, King Khan, John Kastner, Evan Dando and members of K-Holes, Duchess Says, Godspeedyoublackemperor, Human Eye, Priestess & Fly Pan Am among others. 
Collaborations that could have only have taken place in this contemporary setting for sharing and creating art. The Mass is joined by friends, family and some of its biggest influences. 

Vucino has been a staple in the city’s garage rock and experimental scenes for the last decade and has since begun a commercial career, recording and writing tracks for film and television. Working in the film industry has allowed Vucino to lead Red Mass through the widest range of musical genres. There are dark and unsettling tones to the music, yet the songs remain catchy and familiar.

An innovative rock n roll guitarist featured on SUB POP, Warner Bros., Last Gang Records, Swami, Alien8 and In the Red Records, Vucino has written tracks performed by Duchess Says and King Khan, amongst others, and this is not to forget his own 100+ releases. It's psychedelic music with elements of rock n roll, metal, pop, noise, folk, punk and electronic music and is a culmination of 12 years of hard work.  The Mass has opened itself to all - it can offer young artists and outsiders alike a new haven.
Red Mass has amassed more than 25 releases on independent labels most of which are now out of print. Its rotating line-up allows them to tour extensively.
FRI 5/30 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk *
SUN 6/1 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks *
MON 6/2 MEMPHIS, TN Hi Tone  *
WED 6/4 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar *
FRI 6/6 NEW YORK, NY Le Poisson Rouge *
SAT 6/7 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall Williamsburg *
TUE 6/10 BOSTON, MA Sinclair *
WED 6/11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Cafe *
THU 6/12 COLUMBUS, OH Ace of Cups *
SUN 6/15 ST. LOUIS, MO Off Broadway *
MON 6/16 CHICAGO, IL Empty Bottle *
TUE 6/17 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St Entry *
WED 6/18 IOWA CITY, IA Gabes *
THU 6/19 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar *
SUN 6/22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
TUE 6/24 VANCOUVER, BC Jazz Fest *
WED 6/25 SEATTLE, WA Neumos *
THU 6/26 PORTLAND, OR Star Theater *
SAT 6/28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Chapel *
SUN 6/29 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour *
MON 6/30 SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar *
* w/ King Khan & The Shrines


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