Invisible Familiars: Disturbing Wildlife
Invisible Familiars is the NYC-based project of Jared Samuel who combines a singer/songwriter craftsmanship with broad strokes of psychedelia and modern grooves. The trio’s debut LP, Disturbing Wildlife, is full of wanna-hear-more songs that are both catchy and compelling. The band, with guitarist Robbie Mangano and drummer Tim Kuhl, seems to connect a lot of New York dots as far as different cliques of musicians and Samuel enlists some none-too-shabby guests like friends Nels Cline, Miho Hatori and Stuart Bogie. As far as debut albums go, Disturbing Wildlife is a pretty impressive start, and of course, they kill it live as well. Check ‘em out!
Talk In Tongues: Alone With A Friend
Moving across to the West Coast, we have Talk In Tongues, who, like Invisible Familiars, have a Beatles-based new-psych sound. Still, these days that doesn’t set you too far apart from dozens of bands. Thankfully, on their debut album, Alone With A Friend, the quartet takes off in several directions from this launching pad, crafting earworm pop and funky dance songs inside that ’60s pastiche that makes for some fun listening.
Dommengang: Everybody’s Boogie
Finally, we return back east for the debut album from Brooklyn-based Dommengang. What’s not to love about an LP called Everybody’s Boogie? Don’t be fooled, this ain’t no disco record, this is some intense, fuzzed-out rock and roll with heavy doses of garage, psych and metal…kind of a modern-day Canned Heat-meets-Can head bang/space out music, about half instrumental and 100% in-your- face. Explosive drums and distorted-blues guitar riffage are the hallmarks of this excellent first effort.
Next month’s annual Tedeschi Trucks Band residency will feature the return of keyboardist Kofi Burbridge who was recently sidelined following heart surgery.
STS9 will ring in 2017 with performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Watch The War On Drugs begin their Fall Tour with a performance featuring several debuts from their latest album ‘A Deeper Understanding.’
The Trey Anastasio Band set at Grand Point North in Burlington turned into a guest-filled affair.
Neil Young ended his longest hiatus of his career since 1998 last night, watch his full set with Promise of the Real from Farm Aid.
Watch Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen team up on not one, but two takes of The Beatles’ classic “I Saw Her Standing There.”