Apostle of Hustle
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Apostle of Hustle
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Labels||Arts & Crafts|
|Website||Apostle of Hustle|
The band is more or less the brainchild of Andrew Whiteman, who has been in such groups as Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Que Vida and plays as the lead guitarist for the indie supergroup Broken Social Scene of Toronto. He released a solo effort titled Fear of Zen in 1995.
After a two-month stay with his godmother's family in Cuba, where he learned to play the tres, a Cuban guitar, Whiteman returned to his native Toronto to resume writing and recording with Broken Social Scene. In the midst of making the Juno Award-winning You Forgot It in People, Whiteman couldn't escape the Spanish musical flavors of his time spent in El Barrio Santo Suarez, and was invigorated about a possible music that did not yet exist. Knowing he wanted to create it, Whiteman took up residency at a local dive as Apostle Of Hustle, a quartet that includes Julian Brown, who also tours with Feist, and Whiteman's former girlfriend, BSS bandmate and his travel companion to Cuba. The band played Brazilian and Cuban folk songs, as well as Tom Waits/PJ Harvey/Marc Ribot covers.
Folkloric Feel was released on Arts & Crafts in late summer 2004. The follow-up to Folkloric Feel is National Anthem of Nowhere, released in Canada on February 6, 2007, and the new album Eats Darkness was released on May 19, 2009. In an interview Whiteman said this new album is "about going through hard times and coming out the other end." Apostle of Hustle was featured as the X3 Artist of the month by Aux.tv, CBC Radio 3 and Exclaim! Magazine for June 2009. An Apostle of Hustle poster appeared in the seventh episode of the U.S. television series Skins.
- Lemon Tree (EP, 2004)
- Folkloric Feel (2004)
- National Anthem of Nowhere (2007)
- My Sword Hand's Anger (EP, 2007)
- U King (EP, 2007)
- Eats Darkness (2009)
- "National Anthem of Nowhere" (2007, directed by Jeffrey St. Jules and Adrienne Amato)
- "Cheap Like Sebastien" (October 2007)
- Barclay, Michael."Masters of the Realm", Exclaim!, June 2009.
- "Fear of Zen album review". Luna Kafé.
- "Apostle of Hustle biography". canvasmedia.
- "Apostle of Hustle eats darkness". arts&crafts. Archived from the original on 2009-03-28.
- Howe, Brian (2009-05-20). "Apostle of Hustle: Eats darkness". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- "X3 Artist of the Month"