Posted in music on October 17, 2012

Takka Takka

Takka Takka whose sole announced upcoming show is the Ernest Jenning Record Company CMJ showcase at Grand Victory on 10/19 (with Dinosaur Feathers, Wild Yaks, Miniboone, and Daytona), have announced a new album, their first in four years. Listen to one of its songs, with more info, below...

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"A.M. Landscapes" Track Listing:
1. A Bad Sign (Highs and Lows)
2. We Are Pilgrims No More (The End of Our Traveling Days)
3. When You Leave
4. These Broken Chairs
5. Our Great Escape
6. How To Eat A Wolf
7. All of Our Make Up (Words From the Front)
8. Grave Song
9. Little Child
10. Nonsense Waves
11. Tunnels (Beneath a Buried Landscape)
A.M. Landscapes is out 11/20 on Ernest Jenning. In their own words:
This time around, longtime Takka Takka members Gabe Levine (vocals, guitars, keyboards) and Conrad Doucette (drums and percussion) were joined by Craig Montoro (bass, vocals, trumpet), a native Texan whose resume includes performing on Sufjan Stevens' Illinois album and tour.

The album is both a logical next step beyond Migration as well as a realization of the band's songwriting and recording ambitions. A.M. Landscapes was recorded at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn and produced by Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers, Okkervil River) and features performances by Rene Planchon (lead guitars), Palazzolo (guitars), and The National's Bryan Devendorf (contributing, as he did on Migration, auxiliary percussion). The LP also features Michael P. Atkinson, who worked with Levine to produce imaginative orchestral arrangements performed by notable New York-based musicians such as Hideaki Aomori, Alex Sopp, Tim Albright, Kyle Resnick, and the Osso Quartet.

Atkinson's inspired orchestrations appear throughout: sinister saxaphones slither through "We Are Pilgrims No More (The End Of Our Traveling Days)". Bright, athletic horns pump "When You Leave" and "All Of Our Makeup (Words From The Front)" into the stratosphere and dreamlike strings swirl swiftly and deftly through "Our Great Escape" and "Grave Song". Elsewhere, longtime Takka Takka sonic touchstones appear in evolved form: Gabe Levine's vocals are more focused, fierce, and commanding than ever before. The drums remain dry and methodical, and the guitars range from quiet grace to controlled fury, making A.M. Landscapes a logical continuation in the Takka Takka journey.

More dates to be announced. For now you can just catch them Friday night at Grand Victory.

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Comments (11)

this track is crazeee

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2012 3:44 PM


Too bad there are no sites in Brazil with many details like this because more people could enjoy this beautiful posts

Posted by redes de proteção | October 17, 2012 3:46 PM

didn't love these guys before, this is decent though

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2012 4:42 PM

Hated the first record. tolerated the second record. this sounds promising.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2012 6:20 PM

this is good stuff! can't wait for more.

Posted by ffrannk | October 18, 2012 11:49 PM

"We never want to eat food again." This guy is the spokesman of our generation. Real talent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 1:44 PM

No man, YOU are the spokesman of your generation. You really showed them. I'm sure they wont make any more records now, but your anonymous shit-talking career will live on thru time.

Posted by Another asshole | October 19, 2012 6:24 PM

It's really great how they got so much going on here. So many really sick musicians came in for this one, finally. That is what is so great about Brooklyn. People are so cool and you just have to know them and then they play on your album and it kicks ass. Done. The drummer isn't even doing anything on this and I swear it's on the same level with the Islands. What is that thing they use to trigger samples of actual musicians playing stuff?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 11:11 PM

Wow, you don't even know if you're being sarcastic . Hipster implosion .

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 2:30 PM

Conrad is amaze-balls on the triangle.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 1:27 PM

takka takka is awesome.

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