Photo by Wes Frazer.
Lee Bains III was excited to hear the food would be good at their upcoming YumYum Fest show in Madison. A good meal is hard to find among the Interstate truck stops common for traveling musicians.
We've become friends with a young married couple, Dawn and Armando, whose band The Tallest Tree is out of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. For those of you who are geographically challenged that's near Hamilton just south of Toronto. Their first single "Boat" gained immediate positive response from our readers for its hummable grooves. Picked up by a host of online music outlets, the song has started a groundswell that is hard to explain.
Well, we just received a new song and video from our Canadian vagabonds and it's stunning. Recorded with a minimalistic approach, I'll Be Your (For You) is simple but powerful. A haunting melody that just keeps you wanting more. We managed to track down Dawn and Armando for a few questions.
Our friends over at Brooklyn Vegan alerted us to one of the more unusual artist pairings this fall. Obviously, a booking agent's great idea. The Twin Cities' bowling ball of slap-happy soul revues Har Mar Superstar and Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground, join forces for a double whammy of something.
Photo by Denee Petracek
The ever prolific Ty Segall has a new album called Manipulator coming out on Drag City. With over 60 minutes of pure Ty spread over 17 tracks, Manipulator makes up for the past year without any new Segall music. This is easily one of Ty's more diverse records. A growth journey through exploration of new sound landscapes, but never far from a wailing guitar.