Brendan Canty’s collaboration with Rich Morel, henceforth to be referred to as Deathfix, started when the two of them were touring in Bob Mould’s band, and has flowered under the dim lights of Brendan’s toasty warehouse studio. They have been writing songs for two years now. Getting lost in their own devices. More guitars, more everything. Both singing. Lots of love for 1972. Fully analogue attack on the computer.
With the addition of Devin Ocampo on drums and Mark Cisneros on bass they are now ready to drive, elevating Deathfix beyond the studio project realm and into a live machine.
Technology is helpful but it’s not everything!
“Deathfix” out 2/26/13 on Dischord Records.
Brendan Canty (Guitar, Lead Vocals) is a founding member and drummer of Fugazi and Rites of Spring, and
has been making music, producing records, and making films in Washington DC since 1980.
He has produced a lot of records for people like Ted Leo, The Make Up, and the Thermals,
and made films for people like Wilco,Eddie Vedder and Death Cab for Cutie. Canty’s production company Trixie has a website to get lost in: www.trixiefilm.com/work
Rich Morel (Keyboards, Lead vocals) is a singer/songwriter, producer and remixer crafting records for a list of artists including Cyndi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode, Yoko Ono, and The Killers.
Morel is also known for his collaborations with house music pioneers
DEEP DISH and for his eponymous band’s club hits “True”, “Cabaret” and “Shoegazer Disco”.
As a DJ, Morel is one half of BLOWOFF (alongside partner Bob Mould). Blowoff’s residency at Washington DC’s
930 Club has become one of the city’s most celebrated club nights earning them equally successful residencies in NYC, San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago. More here: http://www.morelworld.com/
Mark Cisneros (Bass, percussion, horns), has mad skills. He plays everything. He’s currently playing drums in Medications, guitar and Saxaphone in Chain and the Gang, and drums in Shortstack.
In Fall of 2013, Devin Ocampo left Deathfix and was replaced by Jerry Busher (French Toast, Fugazi).
Brendan Canty, Rich Morel, Jerry Busher, Mark Cisneros