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The Deslondes and The Haunted Windchimes
$12 presale tickets // $15 at the door
Doors at 8PM. Show at 8:30
Support from the Greg Butera Band.
“Their tradition-tweaking testimonies to restless inclinations and precarious attachments shamble and shuffle, swing and bop, slip and slide, straining familiar forms at the seams, yielding something energized, elegant and new.”—NPR Music
“Their debut introduces a band that sounds confident and fully formed…They take nothing about country or R&B or New Orleans for granted, but consider everything anew.”—Pitchfork
The Deslondes are a New Orleans-based band, whose raw, stripped-down sound springs to mind a country-meets-Southern-R&B hybrid rooted partly in the Texas singer/songwriter tradition, partly on the weathered floor of a Louisiana dance hall.
The group, comprised of Sam Doores (vocals/guitar), Riley Downing (vocals/guitar), Dan Cutler (vocals/stand-up bass), Cameron Snyder (vocals/percussion) and John James Tourville (pedal steel/fiddle), is a true democratic collective.
“Even before we started this group,” says Doores, “when I was just playing with Cameron, we always had the idea that it would be fun to be in a band where there were multiple singers and multiple songwriters, and where everybody had a voice and can play multiple instruments — a true collaboration that’s greater than the sum of its parts and is still cohesive.
Last year ended with high praise for The Deslondes’ eponymous album, which was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff). NPR Music named “Yum Yum” one of their “Favorite Songs of 2015” praising, “Deliciously twangy slide guitar sandwiched between a laid-back list of Southern comfort foods sung in a classic country four-part harmony. Mmm.” American Songwriter also proudly listed the band’s “standout” single “The Real Deal” in the #8 spot on their “Top 50 Songs of the Year,” as well as designating the album one of the “Top 50 Albums of 2015.” Additionally, Rolling Stone included the album in their “40 Best Country Albums of 2015,” asserting “…a distinctly Big Easy spin on country music…the kind of stuff you might expect to hear in a Wes Anderson movie — offbeat and from some unidentifiable point in time.” This impressive list goes on with similar year-end nods from Apple Music, Uncut, Magnet Magazine, Nashville Scene, the Americana Music Association, Offbeat Magazine, Gambit Weekly, and more
Drawing from traditional folk and American roots music, The Haunted Windchimes songs have a vintage quality, painting pictures of days gone by and days that yearn to be.
Not exactly bluegrass, blues or country, their songs draw from all of these genres, grounded by spirited pickin’ and honeyed harmonies. Hailing from Pueblo, Colorado their town’s steel mill beginnings, immigrant legacy, and the dusty desert climate seeps into The Chimes’ music, adding character, edge and grit. But it’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, a three-headed juggernaut of Desirae Garcia on bass, Chela Lujan on banjo and Inaiah Lujan on guitar.
‘Rattle Your Bones’ is the sixth recording from The Haunted Windchimes released on May 13th on their own homegrown label, Blank Tape Records and recorded by Chandler Pratt (The Good Luck Thrift Store OutSit) in Modesto, CA. In support of the new album, The Haunted Windchimes will be touring throughout 2016, as well as releasing several singles this summer of new material.