Full Gallery: Edward the Confessor CD Release Show at The Crooked Pint
Built on the same sacred land as the ol 501 Bar, The Crooked Pint was a bit of a strange draw for me. However, with Edward The Confessor releasing their self titled debut album, I stepped through the doors and found not only a pretty nice, classed-up joint, but an indie rock/pop quartet with a powerful sound.
I was invited into Pearl Recording Studios with the band back in April of 2012 to shoot some photos. One thing I noticed during the time I spent with them was the easy going nature between them. These guys obviously enjoy this band, the sound, direction, and what they were putting together. The songs and band started taking shape back in 2010 in drummer Nick Larsen’s living room with Rob Burkhardt and Sean Hancock, and in 2011, their album was almost complete. Add in the lively David LeDuc on bass in 2012 and you have the Edward The Confessor. Each member has been in, or still is in several bands over the years and their experience shows.
Fast forward to January 18th and as the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team put the finishing touches on North Dakota on the huge projection screen, Edward The Confessor prepared the stage located just behind. The screen went up, and the band was introduced by Scott Herold of Rock The Cause and a representative of local nonprofit People Incorporated that works to secure independence for people with mental illness. Supporting ETC on the night of their release show was The Color Pharmacy, a trio also hailing from Minneapolis.
Word on the street is that ETC is already back in the studio, working on the followup to this release. Also, The Color Pharmacy has an album release show coming up on March 2nd at the Triple Rock Social Club.
Edward The Confessor Set List:
Let It Go
Play The Dark
Eyes Off The Road
Flaw In The Flue
Circle On An Edge