February is a Minneapolis four piece made up of Amy Turany (vocals, keyboards), Damian Neubauer (guitars, sound sculptures), Steve Saari (bass, piano, vocals) and Todd Reubold (drums, rhythmic programming). As fate would have it, the band formed at 9:03 pm on the 10th day of April, 1994.
The quartet follow-up their tremendous, self-released debut CD Even the Night Can't Tell You From a Star (which has already sold 3,000 copies) with their first album on Carrot Top Records.
While the band bristles at the term, their sound has been pigeonholed as dreampop. Tomorrow is Today leaps beyond Even the Night... on many fronts and ultimately makes the dreampop tag irrelevant. The ethereal reverie of their debut effort does carry over to Tomorrow, but more often than not it falls in layers over frequently uptempo dancey beats and even some flat out rock songs. The precise, almost mechanical drumming of Todd Reubold, with occasional jungley machine rhythms, and the rock solid, loping bass lines of Steve Saari anchor every number and provide the foundation for the extraordinary, cosmic guitar work of Damian Neubauer. Disembodied shards of noise caught in frenzied whirling torrents carry February into deep space. Through all of the dexterous rhythms and cosmic noise, there shines the siren voice of Amy Turany, who draws you in and envelopes you in the warmth of each passing moment with soothing songs of dreams, erotica and longing.
The essence of February is captured in their live performances. It's through the live show that the band makes its strongest connection with the audience. In addition to playing numerous in-town shows with a variety of touring bands such as Spiritualized, Low, Semisonic, the Boo Radleys, Spectrum, and Drugstore, the band has also undertaken several Midwest tours and a jaunt to the East Coast. During 1995, February performed at both the local and regional "best unsigned band" showcases sponsored by Ticketmaster.
Through live performances and college and commercial radio airplay (770 Radio K, KEGE the Edge, REV 105), the band has already developed a large and devoted following. In the future, the group hopes to continue to push the boundaries of sound as they spread love and hope to an even greater audience, but then again, Tomorrow is Today.
Thank you for listening,