There are a lot of us. Like thirty. We play with groups of up to twenty people, mostly just groups of seven to thirteen. We sound like an idea. Below are some descriptions of things we might remind you of while you are listening to us. Our records are good, our live show is also good - we know how to have fun.
Descriptive words: sunset through your backyard windows, the labels on good whisky bottles, potion laboratories filled with vials and strangely shaped bottles in an old book or black and white film, a street musician on some Southern Street before there was radio on a Saturday afternoon with the too hot sun, kids and everyone gathered around - singing louder than the other musicians vying for a crowd. The great depression, dustbowl, aviator sunglasses,american sedans of the 1950's european race cars of the early 1960's,fracas, anarchy and a conversation with Marcel Duchamps, a Slayer show, a Fugazi show, people dancing slow and quiet, all stories written on paper by Flann O'Brien, riding horses at sunup, the TV Show Carnivale, the TV Show Deadwood, the TV Show Twin Peaks, laughter with large groups of people, spencer tunic photographs, laughing at ones body, the fog one feels on the heels of a four day bender, too much gin without the vomiting. limes, fresh cut flowers, smoking weed, driving too fast, grade school yard fights, thinking that you're understanding what's what when the sun goes down.
The Dough Rollers
The Dough Rollers started in 2008 when Jack Byrne and Malcolm Ford bonded over a mutual appreciation for blues music. Initially the band started as a two piece but quickly expanded to to fit fiddler and singer Julia Tepper, just in time to start exploring other kinds of music the group was being influenced by. A self-titled album comprised of blues, country and just about everything in between was recorded and released in late 2009. After some time as a three-piece, the lineup returned to being just Byrne and Ford so they could really focus on their love for early blues music. An album, Someday Baby, made up of the blues that Byrne and Ford had crafted playing countless shows around the country, followed shortly thereafter and was released in a limited run. Not to sit in any one place for too long, after the release of Someday Baby, The Dough Rollers evolved again, though this time into a four piece outfit complete with bass and drums. This sudden change may have seemed strange to some, but it has "allowed us to really try to blend all the different kinds of music we're influenced by into something (hopefully) totally new" say Byrne and Ford. At first, the band featured a rotating rhythm section but the lineup is now cemented with Josh Barocas on bass and Kyle Olson on drums. Recently the band has toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age. They have also recorded an EP with Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age which will be released soon. Look for that as well as other releases soon!
Brooklyn's leading cause of motion sickness! Ghost Pal is the experimental pop project of Oliver Ignatius and his band of merry men: guitar-slingers Justin Coles and Alex Da Silva, hammond-tootin' Dominic Coles, sax-man extraordinaire Henry Kandel, Carson Moody drumming and pounding all things audible, and Josh Barocas on the fender bass.
Watch out for their upcoming album, which they are currently recording in Oliver's own studio and Ghost Pal's home base, Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen.