Part rock and part reggae-flecked jam pop, The Casual Fiasco has a sound that most fans can't seem to categorize. Transmitting a vibe that owes as much to Paul Simon and James Taylor as it does to heroes like the Talking Heads, the Police , Dispatch and the Allman Brothers, The Casual Fiasco combines quirky lyrics and 3 part harmonies with a roots-rock flavor to create a sound that is entirely their own. The Burlington, VT quartet has been touring relentlessly since their early '05 residency at hometown landmark Nectar's, playing schools and nightclubs across the Northeast.
The Fiasco has shared the stage with acts like the Toots and the Maytals, North Mississippi Allstars, the Slip, Tea Leaf Green, Addison Groove Project, Cat Empire, State Radio and Zox, while regularly stopping at regional hotspots like the Knitting Factory(NYC), the Middle East (MA) and Higher Ground (VT). In the fall of 05 the boys hit schools like Union College, Hobart-William Smith, Champlain College, St. Lawrence University, Johnson State, Kent, St. George's and Princeton. In 2006 the band will be hitting the road for their most extensive tour to date.
In December '05 The Casual Fiasco released Body Over Mind with producer Jack Gauthier (Dispatch, State Radio, David Grisman). A showcase for the Fiasco's reggae-infused sound, the EP features several tunes that have become concert staples for the band. The disc debuted in the top ten at AWARESTORE.COM and is available for download online. The band's debut recording, Prototype (R2, 2004), features live favorites such as "Down on Sunday," "Feather," and "Admiral Nelson," while several tracks have found rotation on college and non-commercial radio across the Northeast.
The Casual Fiasco are featured online at FreshTracksMusic.com and indie911.com which has helped TCF to move 3,000 independent albums and circulate over 5,000 free demos thru grass roots channels. With a growing fanbase, an active street team, and a dedication to touring, The Casual Fiasco show no signs of slowing down. For music, video, tour dates, and band news, visit www.thecasualfiasco.com