If you're a little confused by Saxsyndrum's band name, just sound it out phonetically and that should give you a pretty good idea of what the Montreal instrumental duo are about. The saxophone/percussion pair will release their album Future Circus tomorrow (October 22), and it's available to stream ahead of time on Exclaim.ca.
The succinct collection contains seven tracks and clocks in at a shade under 30 minutes. It finds Nick Schofield and Dave Switchenko mixing danceable rhythms and synthesized textures with funky, jazzy overtones. Every song features a guest, with contributors including Folly and the Hunter, Sea Oleena, Holobody, Akua and Bazarian.
Scroll past Saxsyndrum's tour schedule below to listen to Future Circus in full.
10/31 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo *
11/08 Ottawa, ON Pressed Cafe
11/16 Toronto, ON - Round ^
* with FLIST, Cyrus
^ with Pick a Piper, Loopsy Dazy