It is with great pleasure that I share Eric Mayson’s new record, Detail. Eric Mayson is part of Crunchy Kids (band) and most notably known for playing for a variety of artists in the Twin Cities music scene, most notably Caroline Smith, Big Cats, Lizzo, Toki Wright, and P.O.S. Eric is going solo with the release of his Detail record, which became available on August 28th. “Detail” is a record made up of two 20 minute continuous songs, with one piece flowing into the next.The record features many of Mayson’s collaborators, including producer Big Cats, Crunchy Kids rapper Chance York, Caroline Smith and Mayson’s fellow Caroline Smith bandmates Jesse Schuster and Arlen Peiffer. This record incorporates a lot of different musical styles and genres, which is expected because Mayson is known to collaborate with artists from all types of musical backgrounds. Leading up to the release of Detail, I have been fortunate enough to attend Mayson’s sold-out debut solo show at Honey and I also saw him perform alongside Big Cats and Homeless at ‘The Polar Bear Rug’ release show at Icehouse. Since then he has released a few singles; Capital (which premiered on OkayPlayer), Flatspin, and most recently he released Skyline ( Prod. By Big Cats). I have listened to these singles and the Detail record extensively and I think that Mayson’s music is making music without boundaries and he does it effortlessly. The concept of presenting the Detail record as two-20 minute songs is a music purist approach and the fact that it is also available on cassette tapes is very nostalgic. Detail is a testament to the diverse and eclectic music that Mayson makes and that’s why he is a very sought after collaborator in the Twin City music scene.
Check out Mayson’s new record Detail record below, Mayson is having release show for Detail at 7th St. Entry tomorrow (9/4/15). The release show will include opening sets from Mina Moore and duo Cat Sax (Big Cats and Minneapolis sax player Nelson Devereaux) and will be hosted by Chance York (Crunchy Kids).