Sunday, February 8, 2009 - at BAR:
The Visitations w/Everything, Now!
254 Crown St
New Haven CT
FREE - 9:00PM - 21+
DIRECTIONS: Click here
Davey Wrathgaber, the off-kilter poet, songwriter and humorist who calls himself The Visitations, approaches each new album with a theme in mind. What prevents any of the records from becoming too self-aware (as many “concept” albums become) is Wrathgaber’s careful disregard for strict narrative guidelines in favor of focusing on writing well-constructed pop songs.
The Conundrum Tree marks The Visitations’ first release on Orange Twin Records, the Athens-based label and eco-friendly development cooperative which has released recordings by Jeff Mangum, The Late B.P. Helium and Elf Power. A long-time Elephant 6 collaborator, Wrathgaber has done production work for The Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel and contributed to records by Mendoza Line and Of Montreal.
If interested, there's an interview from last year with another Elephant 6er, Andy Gonzales, here: CLICK. Also, CT Indie never did anything on either the Elf Power / Ham 1 / HONEY show or the Holiday Surprise tour, both of which happened at The Space last year. Ham 1 were damn good.