Before closing out what has been the best year in Banana Stand’s history, we’re happy to release the final album from our 2012 archives with San Francisco’s Tartufi. Praised by several of our favorite musicians in Portland, the band stunned an intimate audience in August of last year with their incredibly intricate, yet very accessible experimental, psychedelic rock. The trio’s heavy, never meandering drive keeps songs fresh into the seven-minute-plus tracks, and combined with their ability to land the cascading changes, it’s no wonder they’ve been winning over listeners in the Bay Area for over a decade.
The full-length live album from Tartufi contains songs from the band’s acclaimed 2009 album Nets of Waves and Wire and this year’s These Factory Days, which SF Weekly called, “. . . one of the most interesting local records of the year . . . a category-defying blend of folk, metal, and pop that we’re still getting our heads around . . . .”
We hope you’ll enjoy tracks like “Dot Dash,” that we featured on our Vol. 2 compilation as much as we do. Look forward to more excellent releases from bands outside of Portland in the coming months as we look for musicians from all across the West to be a part of our live series.
Tartufi – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on August 31st, 2012 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was mixed and mastered by Adam Harney. Tony Ong designed the album, which includes original photography from Michael McInerney. Show poster by Brian David Smith. Banana Stand would like to thank Tartufi (Lynne, Brian & Ben), all who participated in this album’s creation, and anyone that has helped us out along the way.
To find out more about Tartufi, please visit their Bandcamp page.