After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, NAT BALDWIN started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear's "Shields," Vampire Weekend's "Contra," and Department of Eagles' "In Ear Park." His new record, "In The Hollows," is his followup to 2011's "People Changes." Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record his most soulful and ambitious collection of songs to date. "…whether BALDWIN is singing with his throat or his bow, there's a thrilling felling of freedom to it all." - Pitchfork.

Pillars and Tongues

PILLARS AND TONGUES is based in Chicago, Illinois, and their musical pursuits seem to defy genre categorization. The ongoing result of these pursuits has been called, variously, “holy” and “sexy” and it may well be the tension between these two concepts which lights the fire under (over?) PILLARS AND TONGUES. Think on those things which are so beautiful they become obscene. Speaking literally, the trio makes extended use of the human voice, violin, double bass, drums, bells and organs. The music is perhaps distinctly American in both its affair with American forms and its refusal to adhere to them at all.

" [A] bizarre slew of haltering 'n faltering wilderness drone ballads" -Julian Cope

“[TWIN LIMB are a ] dog friendly chamber folk duo. They’d be like the wedding band in a universe contained within an Edvard Munch painting.” -Alex Glasnovic

“I’ll be real: I have no idea what TWIN LIMB sounds like. I can tell you based on the above picture that they will feature ladies, probably of the singing variety, and an accordion, but I can’t tell you anything beyond that. So I’ll make it up. Hailing from an alternate reality where accordions are the universal language, TWIN LIMB are the heroes of their dimension. Originally high school do-nothings, the two were met by a lovable, time traveling so-and-so who via a series of misadventures involving the duo themselves time traveling, taught the pair to “be excellent to each other.” This wisdom was imparted on the world after the great Battle of the Bands that TWIN LIMB won, at which time hover boards and jet packs were widely distributed to the citizens of Earth that everyone may be equally radical. Twin Limb were stranded on our plane of existence shortly after they defeated the quantum bear invasion of 2028, and hope that through their gift of excellence to the planet that they can find a way home.” -Never Nervous, 11/5/13

Recommended if you like: Chelsea Wolfe, Sybille Baier, Zola Jesus, Bat For Lashes, Old Baby, The Fervor, Ali Farka Touré, Junip, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros, Amiina.


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