Corsicana Shares New Single, "Quandary"
Corsicana, the Indie/ambient project of Denver’s Ben Pisano has released their new single, “Quandary” from their upcoming album, Perennial, out January 18th, 2019. Listen to the new track now below!
Corsicana's influences are as diverse as they are intentional. Lyrically rich artists such as Sufjan Stevens and The Antlers tend to inspire 20 year-old Ben Pisano's own literary approach to songwriting, while the experimental and electronic tendencies of artists like Bon Iver and Radiohead inform the more subdued instrumentals. Despite the somewhat minimal, guitar-driven sound, Pisano also draws from genres such as R&B, soul, bossa nova, and hip hop to round out the production and arrangement of his music.
In the summer of 2014, high school sophomore Ben Pisano decided to start anew under the moniker Corsicana. Named after a song by his favorite band, The Antlers, the project debuted at a festival just south of Denver later that year. Pisano continued to make sporadic appearances at small venues such as well-known DIY space 7th Circle, choosing to focus primarily on writing new material and to assemble ahome studio. In November, Corsicana’s debut EP, Discomposure, was completed and self-released. 2015 saw new opportunities emerge for the young talent, as Pisano began scoring various short filmsincluding Venture Compass Pictures’ Autumn Colors. Corsicana saw a surge of local interest thatsummer, and on July 25th Corsicana released their self-titled EP as a full band with a show at the Mercury Cafe. With a renewed focus on their live show, the band worked to capture the attention of a larger audience. 2016 began with a show at the storied Bluebird Theater, marking the biggest room that the band had yet played. The year also saw the release of Corsicana’s first full length record, Haven, an opening spot for NPR Tiny Desk contest winner Gaelynn Lea, local radio play, and a short tour through Idaho, Washington, and Montana. With no intention of slowing down, 2017 saw Corsicana record their first in-studio radio session with Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir, play to a full room at theUnderground Music Showcase, open two Colorado dates for national act Hippo Campus, and finish out the year opening for Devotchka at the Boulder Theater. With highlights such as opening for Wye Oak atthe Bluebird and the band’s first full tour of the Pacific Northwest, 2018 has been a year of steadygrowth that is bound to propel the band in to a standout 2019.