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Tall Tall Trees
Canvas, Kev King
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
Tall Tall Trees
Mike Savino is not your grandaddy's banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from NYC. Savino has released two records on his own start-up label Good Neighbor Records, Tall Tall Trees (2009), and moment (2012), and has toured extensively, mystifying audiences with his innovative banjo technique. Savino runs his instrument, dubbed by fans as the "banjotron", through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements on the fly to support his lyrically driven songs. Most recently, Tall Tall Trees has been touring the US and Canada collaborating with beatboxing violinist, and of Montreal alum, Kishi Bashi.
"The aptly named Canvas pulls a Jackson Pollock with its debut EP and throws something for everybody into this indie rock offering. Depending on what you’re into you’ll find different things to fall in love with on Ashes. Fans of punk will enjoy the high energy of tracks like “Fight Winner” and “Lucky”. While indie rockers will enjoy the soothing vocal delivery of frontman Ryan White. It’s not an easy task pleasing a wide range of often pretentious music listers, but somehow between the harrowing sonic melodies and catchy hooks a sweet spot has been found. If radio stations played music that people would actually enjoy, instead of pushing music from whichever artist’s record label gives them the most money, they’d be playing the new Canvas EP." - PMRDblog.com
KEVIN MF KING's songs run amok with topics such as work drudgery, self reflection, escapism, the debauchery displayed in modern politics and the process of human interaction, at times using fictional American folk tales to tell a story, others just beautiful instrumentals. KMFK has more than 100 self-recorded songs regularly distributed on self-released hand-stamped cds.