SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: I Went to a Show Welcomes Yellow Ostrich to The Gramophone
Ready the ships for one more attack
Ration the bread and cover your tracks
This is a campaign
By the time it’s the day after the day you cast your vote in the 2012 United States Presidential Race, you’ll be sick of all kinds of things: the hateful vitriol of strangers, the shameless audacity of political television ads, the idiots who call themselves your Facebook “friends”, not to mention the actual, human issues that affect yourself and your loved ones. It’s an exasperating time to be an American, which of course, makes us no less lucky to be Americans.
All this is to say that on November 7th, 2012, The Firebird and IWTAS are welcoming Yellow Ostrich, a now three-piece musical outfit that has been building a following playing modern, interesting songs with thoughtful lyrics, to The Gramophone. And this is also just to say that the talents of Yellow Ostrich (who are now on freakin’ Barsuk Records) combined with our own enthusiasm about the band and this show just might be the cure for election hangovers.
The addition of Jon Natchez and Michael Tapper has done nothing but added instrumental substance and color to Alex Schaaf’s one time solo bedroom project. At their most intimate, Yellow Ostrich touches on those real and awkward and confounding parts of existence. At their most communal (i.e. live shows), those songs sound like they were put in a barrel and rolled down a hill…in a really good way.
This post is more of a Save the Date/Suggestion That You Should Start Listening more than anything. We’ll be back with ticket giveaways, posters, and other only mildly annoying reminders that Yellow Ostrich at The Gramophone on November 7th is something we expect to love…and we bet our IWTAS followers will love it, too. Until then, you can listen all over the place (and I suggest you do):
Bandcamp (the EPs are here!)
See ya out there.