Steal This Track: American Tomahawk and an exclusive first listen from I Know You, RiderBy Eryc Eyl | October 25th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Happy Monday, dear readers! Grab a Q-tip and clean out the weekend’s wax, because it’s time for another edition of Steal This Track, your weekly opportunity to gobble up new Colorado music, absolutely free. Today, we’ve got fresh melancholy pop from American Tomahawk and dark, progressive instrumental rock from I Know You, Rider.
When Adam Halferty isn’t touring as the drummer for superstars 3OH!3 or collaborating with the Chain Gang of 1974, and he’s not writing and recording with Young Coyotes, he somehow finds time to write and record deliciously wistful pop with American Tomahawk, his latest project.
Recorded with Zach Tipton (of I Am the Dot and Young Coyotes, Brandon Anamier (of Chain Gang and Astra Moveo), Portland’s Michael Spears, Matt Wilcox (an occasional Coyote) and Sean Foreman (of 3OH!3), as well as Alan Andrews, Bill Threlkeld and Mark Hawkins of the Photo Atlas, “Contradictions, Generalities and Future Criminals” packs a heart-crushing dose of Halferty’s bilious outlook, bittersweet melodies and nicotine-roughened baritone in less than half an hour. Though the live sets I’ve caught from American Tomahawk haven’t blown me away, the recorded version of the act will have a place on my iPod for a good long time. Make room on yours for “1993,” then click to the next page for an epic instrumental track from I Know You, Rider.
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