Last week we spoke with Tartufi, the San Francisco-based rock duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman who crafted one of last year’s best records in Us Upon Buildings Upon Us. The ambitious album is structured as four lengthy songs with multiple movements, an idea inspired by the band’s love of instrumental music as well as its desire to challenge its songwriting prowess.
The record is simply remarkable, as rewarding as it is challenging, and full of delightful unexpected turns. Although songs start and end at different musical places, delightfully hummable moments emerge throughout. Perhaps most striking is that although the music is frequently without vocals, this record bleeds emotion, evocative of the difficult times the band faced during its songwriting.
East Bay residents can check out Tartufi on February 9th at The Starry Plough in Berkeley, but we recommend that everyone come see them headline the next The Bay Bridged Presents show, co-presented by Mesh Magazine:
Saturday, February 10th
w/ Moggs, Sholi
More details about the show can be found here.
Thanks again for listening and we’ll see you at the show!