Typhoon

Typhoon

Diamond Doves, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Wed, August 3, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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Typhoon
Typhoon
Dear Reader,

I once came very close to dying (bug-bite, failed organs), and though my life was spared thanks to thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to me by my father, nonetheless I live with a persisting sense that my time is borrowed. My resolution--what I intend to do with my finite allotment-- is to reach some small, yet conclusive understanding of my life in particular and the world in general; an understanding accomplished, in part, through a combination of music and words.

The last record we made, Hunger & Thirst, is a record that purposefully confuses physical sickness with ontological sickness, i.e. that most desires are only symptoms of the desire to be someone else. This new record picks up where we left off, though this time "purposefully confusing" the idea of time as a place. It imagines that my past is a composite of old houses and apartment buildings, that my memories are these little artifacts strewn about, and then there's me with a single candle, picking up the artifacts one at a time and examining them by the dim light.

Songs as personal as these perhaps ought to be burned or buried rather than be paraded before an audience. But there is something transfigurative in playing music with so many close friends--what starts out as a solemn, solitary attempt is turned into something both communal and cathartic. I think we even have fun at times.

A New Kind of House (the title itself is borrowed from the brilliant poetry of Zach Schomburg) was artfully recorded on location (our house) by repeat-collaborator Paul Laxer; the artwork was beautifully realized by Ricky Delucco, and we have Tender Loving Empire to thank for so tenderly helping us put out a record a second time.

kyle ray morton / 01.11.2011
Diamond Doves
Diamond Doves
Diamond Doves was formed in 2010 by longtime friends and musical collaborators Nick Kinsey, Brigham Brough and Wyndham Garnett. The sound of Diamond Doves is the meeting of their three distinct vocal, instrumental and compositional personalities. With a seemingly endless instrumental palette and a penchant for genre-hopping, Diamond Doves draw from a wide range of influences both foreign and domestic, new and old. Their sound at times recalls the mass and drive of Funkadelic, the studio experimentation of Os Mutantes and the democratic ethos of The Band, yet it clearly owes a lot to the pop-craft of contemporaries like Animal Collective, The Walkmen and Kanye West.

The three songwriters and nucleus of Diamond Doves met as kids and began a friendship and musical partnership that eventually brought them around the world playing and recording with their friend Elvis Perkins. Know collectively as Elvis Perkins in Dearland the acclaimed folk-rock quartet toured for years performing at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo and many other festivals, pioneering an influential hybrid of American music. They released their eponymous full-length debut and The Doomsday EP in 2009 on XL Recordings.

Apart from their experience with EPID, all three Diamond Doves have carved out individual creative paths; Brigham owns and runs Smith Hill Studios in Providence RI where he has recorded bands including Deer Tick and Tallahassee. After a lengthy tenure in the Hudson Valley, Wyndham and Nick recently returned home to NYC where they are active in the music scene. Wyndham records and performs original music as Little Wolf, and as a drummer, Nick has recorded and performed with the likes of AA Bondy, Felice Brothers, Marco Benevento and others. As "Dearland Horns", (Wyndham on trombone, Brigham on saxophone and Nick on clarinet) the three have performed with many of today's most celebrated bands including My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Dr. Dog, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Felice Brothers, Okkervil River, Cold War Kids, AA Bondy and others.

Both live and in the studio the sound of the trio is augmented by an accomplished posse of collaborators; including co-producer/engineer Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, The Woes) who plays guitar and sings harmonies, and trumpeter Mike Irwin who has made a name for himself on the NYC club circuit as well as recording and performing with EPID, The Walkmen, Vampire Weekend and others. The extended Diamond Dove family also includes Kevin Russell (The Woes, Himalayas) who provides woodwinds, Odetta and Camellia Hartman on strings and harmony vocals and both Marco Benevento (Benevento/Russo Duo) and Leo Genovese (Esperanza Spalding) play keyboards.
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro.

Aly primarily grew up in the south west --in Arizona and Nevada--where she spent most of her early childhood years, never more content than when she was making oldies mix tapes with a boombox & flashlight in her closet. Aly and her family moved to Germany for two years--where she fell in love with the German language,--before settling in her home state of Maine in 2004. She fell in love with more than a language for the first time in the southern part of Maine, in the same coastal town where her heart was first broken.

Out of these pangs and others came Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a project which began solely as a means of self-expression & self-reflection during the long, dark winter of 2007 in the scalp of New England. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper writes sprawling, lyric & melody-based songs about lost , true & unrequited love, nostalgia, nectarine meat, wolf maulings, plum crumb cake & mustard colors, death & Guatemala, airplane rides & airplane crashes, lusting & pining, aubergine & almond colored bedsheets, balance beams hidden in the woods, desert mountain ranges, dreams & nightmares, fawns & fawning, & occasionally "The Neverending Story."