Before we start, three quick pieces of news:
1. I got the fun opportunity to contribute to a story about staying in on Valentine's day on Brokelyn by friend Beth Hoyt. As usual, I am loudly praising Daptone, who should probably consider making me some kind of brand ambassador at this point.
2. Palmyra plays tonight at Matchless in Greenpoint, which is a really fun bar to hang at, so come say hi! We are going to play a lot of "high energy rock songs."
3. I just went to the dentist and was told I have to buy an electronic toothbrush. Is this news? I don't know. But does anyone out there own an electronic toothbrush/have advice on the purchase of this peculiar device?
Now that that's done, let's Local Music Friday.
Tell me...what is this Local Music Fridays?
You may remember Erik Hall from previous LMF/afrobeat sensation Nomo. When he isn't touring and recording with that group, Erik is working on a solo project called In Tall Buildings, whose solo debut is set to release on April 6, 2010 on Whistler Records.
Getting a preview listen of this album has been quite a pleasure. Erik's voice, not just as a vocalist, but as a songwriter, is so clear and the aesthetic of the recorded sound is so well developed. It's easy to hear that he's put a lot of thought, time and energy into crafting this record.
If you're in Chicago, catch In Tall Buildings at The Whistler on 2/25.
I like this song because it's simple and poignant, which are two very important qualities for songs to possess, if you ask me. Also, I'm not going to lie. I really love that keyboard part that comes in at 1:45.
The walking man knows no other way to go.