Doveman | The Acrobat
I've been listening to an advanced copy of The Acrobat by Doveman a lot lately. It will be released on July 26th on swim slowly records.
Yesterday One Louder gave it a "highly recommended."
Today Pitchfork gave it an 8.0.
"What you will hear: songs that glisten and sway like underwater plantlife, delivered by a pleasantly bonkers ensemble (the banjo is the featured instrument almost throughout, supported by violin and Thomas's own accomplished piano and organ). The keys handle most of the low end as well; the drums, of course, use every available technique to avoid sounding "rock"-- brushes, muffled toms, weirdly distant cymbals. Live, Doveman's Dougie Bowne (a downtown legend who had drummed for Iggy Pop, among many others) plays a crash cymbal that had unpeeled into a long spiral."
See them at Joe's Pub in NYC on August 4th, 2005.