Monday, October 12, 2009
Feral Harmonic, the sophomore album from Old Canes - a project fronted by The Appleseed Cast's Chris Crisci - is set to drop October 20, and the band will make a Chicago stop this Friday, October 16 at Bottom Lounge as part of their fall tour promoting the release.
The new release follows-up 2004's Old Canes debut, Early Morning Hymns. Work on Feral Harmonic - which features material written, played and recorded almost exclusively by Crisci in his basement studio, "Toyshop" - kicked off in 2005 and took three-and-a-half years to complete. The result is a solid collection of bold, eclectic folk rock. Tracks such as "The Last Collapse," "I Will be the Sun" and the hopeful, up-tempo "Little Bird Courage" add punk rock energy to the material's folk base, while others such as "Under" and "Southern Radio" introduce a quieter, more subtle Americana approach that adds an effective balance to the record.
Download mp3: Old Canes - "Little Bird Courage"
Feral Harmonic is released on Saddle Creek Records and is currently available to order in both CD and vinyl format on the label's site.
Old Canes at Bottom Lounge
Friday, October 16, 2009
Also with Chaperone and The Marshmallow Ghosts
$10, 8 p.m., 18 and over (more info and tickets)