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Consider the Source

Sci-fi fusion trio Consider the Source defy easy categorization. If intergalactic energy beings, upon their initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built a pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine powered by psychedelic math…it would sound like a cut-rate CTS cover band. With their blend of progressive rock and improvisatory jazz, soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate elements into an utterly original whole. A relentless touring schedule has earned them a fervent following around the world, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies to corpse-painted headbangers.

Their latest album, You Are Literally a Metaphor, is the culmination of a fifteen-year musical journey. Packed with the same fury and dazzling virtuosity of their previous work, Metaphor is also a portrait of three musicians reaching new levels of maturity.

From the bluesy swing of “When You’ve Loved and Lost Like Frankie Has” to the ethereal electro-synths of “Sketches From a Blind Man”, CTS’s minimalist pop instincts stand shoulder-to-shoulder with progressive metal and freewheeling improvisation in a true expression of their omnivorous musicality. Three of Metaphor’s nine songs are Eastern European traditionals, but could easily be mistaken for the band’s original tunes, so singular has their sound become. CTS retain their signature fiery maximalism while pushing the hooky, anthemic songwriting to the forefront. Bassist John Ferrara’s new Taurus bass pedals and guitarist Gabriel Marin’s new custom Vigier double-neck guitar add new dimensions to the band’s already diverse sound.

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Feb21Thu
Consider the Source, The Mushroom Cloud
The Press Room
Portsmouth, NH
Feb22Fri
Consider the Source, Ampevene
Putnam Place
Saratoga Springs, NY
Feb28Thu
Consider the Source, Box Era
The 8X10
Baltimore, MD
Mar14Thu
Consider the Source
Redstone Room
Davenport, IA
Mar21Thu
Consider the Source
Last Concert Cafe
Houston, TX
Mar23Sat
Consider the Source
Dan's Silverleaf
Denton, TX
Mar28Thu
Consider the Source, Cream Cheese Accident, Boulder Sound...
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO

Discography