None could doubt the ascendancy of My Education after the success of „Sunrise“, their last album, composed of pieces from their original score for F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent masterpiece “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”. Having perfected the Sunrise material with live film performances over the last two years that sold out shows across the USA, My Education has now moved on to the most dramatic and heaviest expression of their career. On „A Drink For All My Friends“, My Education taps into its most triumphant, untethered set of compositions, even as the title and theme pay tribute to the departed.
“Respect to everyone we’ve lost” takes on further meaning with „A Drink For All My Friends“. In November 2009, drummer, long-time friend and role model Jerry Fuchs from Maserati was killed after falling down a broken elevator shaft. “Roboter-Höhlenbewohner,” is dedicated to Fuchs, starting with a relentless drum intro.
Since forming in 1999, the band’s membership has expanded and contracted while the sonic landscapes have grown with each release. My Education has released 5 full‐length albums, several singles, compilation appearances, and a 12″ vinyl collaboration with avant‐hip hop duo Dalek. Recordings have been remixed by members of Kinski, Pelican, Red Sparowes and Dalek. In June 2010 the band completed a series of improvisational recordings with Salt Lake City ensemble Theta Naught that were released April 2011 on Differential Records. “SoundMass” performances at SXSW and Austin Psych Fest were greeted with wild acclaim, and a Daytrotter SoundMass session was released in July 2011.
The new record “A Drink for All My Friends” by Austin instrumentalists My Education, recorded in almost painfully sincere high fidelity sound is quite simply their best work yet.