photo by Silky Shots (via The Disco Biscuits on Facebook)
This past weekend, The Disco Biscuits played their first shows since July’s Camp Bisco gathering, offering a trio of performances in Colorado and debuting a new version of their side project Tractorbeam.
The project, which in the past has been a vehicle for instrumental, dance-heavy versions of original Disco Biscuits tunes, was reimagined for the two-night run at Frisco, CO’s 10 Mile Music Hall, where Tractorbeam presented all-new “live house music” material that nodded to acts like Daft Punk and Todd Terje in the process. On social media, the band shared a note about the shift in direction:
“Thank you for being a part of this 2 night Tractorbeam experiment. We are trying something completely new – differentiating Tractorbeam with its own repertoire. As we hone the process, it will continue to grow and change.”
Along with sharing a quote from author and University of Houston professor Brené Brown (“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change”), the band also noted, “We know that what we are doing is not what everyone expected and we love you so much for being a part of the process.”
Below, watch full video of both Tractorbeam performances, along with the proper Biscuits show at Breckenridge Brewery’s 29th Anniversary Hootenanny from Saturday evening. Next up for The Disco Biscuits is a series of multi-night runs in November, kicking off Nov. 14 in McKees Rocks, PA. See the band’s full tour schedule here.
The Disco Biscuits
Breckenridge Brewery – Littleton, CO
Set I: Little Lai, Loose Change, Helicopters> Orch Theme> Humuhumunukunukuapua’a* > Helicopters
Set II: Strobelights and Martinis> That Sample Has a Name, Spacebirdmatingcall> We Like To Party> Spacebirdmatingcall, Caterpillar
Enc: Munchkin Invasion
Notes: * inverted version