THE RABID WHOLE Nominated For ‘Best Electronic’ At Toronto Independent Music Awards + Show Dates
From Left to Right: JJ Tartaglia: Drums | Andreas Weiss: Vocals, Guitar | Oscar Anesetti: Bass Guitar | Chalsey Noelle: Keyboards, Vocals | George Radutu: Guitar (Photo Credit: Darko – www.darkophoto.com) [ DOWNLOAD – HIGH-RES PRESS PHOTO ]
Electro alt rockers The Rabid Whole – aka Toronto’s 21st century, high-energy, punch-in-the-face-and-leave-you-wanting-more rock band – couldn’t be more proud to share the news that they’ve just been nominated for a 2012 Toronto Independent Music Award in the ‘Best Electronic’ category.
Following three judging panels that listened to hundreds of applications, The Rabid Whole are honored to have ended up as one of the top five scorers in their category.
“We are extremely proud and excited to be nominated for the 2012 TIMAs,” says frontman Andreas Weiss. “We have worked really hard, but also have many people to thank for our success, those who believed in us and worked with us to help us get to where we are today – we are truly thankful. See you at the TIMAs!” comments vocalist / guitarist Andreas Weiss.
Check out the full nominee list published here: http://torontoima.com/new/awards/nominees/
When: October 6,2012, Doors at 6:30PM
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)
Tickets: $15 Advance, all proceeds going to Music Counts (www.musicounts.ca)
About: Toronto Independent Music Awards (“TIMAs”) is a bi-annual music award ceremony and showcase series for musicians in the Province of Ontario. Now on its eighth season and sixth award ceremony, TIMA has become the platform for independent musicians to network, attain tools for success and be discovered.
About: MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS, is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances and cultural background, have access to a music program through their school. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships, and other music education initiatives.
In additional news, The Rabid Whole will embark on a three-day mini tour of Ontariothat will see them perform in Toronto on Friday, September 14, in Hamilton onSaturday, September 15 and in Ottawa on Sunday, September 23.
FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Delusion’ – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/the-rabid-whole-delusion-free-download
FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Future’ – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/the-rabid-whole-future-free-download
Friday, September 14, 2012 – The Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON with Nanochristand guests
Saturday, September 15, 2012 – The Door’s Pub, Hamilton, ON with Nanochrist
Sunday, September 23, 2012 – The Rainbow, Ottawa, ON with Nanochrist, Ogenix and guests
4. New System
5. Serenity Falls
7. Rhythmic Reflection
Music Video – “All The Same” from the album Autraumaton (2009) (Synthetic Sounds) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKgx7u9Piqg
There’s something to be said for fate in the music world. One moment you’re left with the skeleton of a band, unsure when you’ll be able to follow your calling again, the next you’ve got a whole new line-up, a brand new home, a stronger, more defined sound and are recording with some of the biggest names in the industry. This is the tale of The Rabid Whole.
Disenchanted with playing in bands whose music was unchallenging and run of the mill, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Andreas Weiss set out to remedy his predicament. Purchasing an arsenal of music and noise-making gadgets, he began writing songs for his own band’s 2009 debut album, Autramaton.
Recruiting musicians along the way, the first incarnation of The Rabid Whole was solidified, releasing their first album and touring Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of The Birthday Massacre, Econoline Crush, Hinder, Apoptygma Berzerk, and 16Volt.
But that’s when things began to take a turn. Following the departure of several band members, Weiss decided to leave his hometown of Regina, SK behind, taking a leap of faith and moving to Toronto, ON along with guitarist and founding member George Radutu.
Through some lucky online ads, he discovered drummer JJ Tartaglia and bass guitarist Oscar Anesetti while a Christmas trip back home to Regina put him face-to-face with Chalsey Noelle, a friend of a friend looking for a new career path after quitting her job. Wouldn’t you know it – Noelle was a talented keyboardist and vocalist.
Now, the new and improved Rabid Whole is set to release their second album, Refuge, on May 1, 2012. A direct reflection of the emotional and external changes of Weiss’ journey, the album deals with relatable themes.
“I sold my house, quit my engineering consultant job and moved…We were starting from square one again, but with more uncertainties than ever and weren’t sure when we would even have a full band again. Part of the writing had begun randomly scattered over the past couple of years, but the majority came right after the move. I set up the studio in the basement of my house and got to work. I didn’t leave the house for two months and wrote from the moment I’d wake up until I’d fall asleep,” says Weiss.
Recorded and produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979), the finished product delivers rock and electronic elements pushed to the max, a male and female vocal showdown and, as Weiss puts it, showcases “a 21st century, high-energy, electro alternative, orgasmic-punch-in-the-face-rock band.”
Isn’t it time you fell down the rabid whole?