The freewheeling folk-rock of Collin Ludlow-Mattson and the Folks was recorded in a shack in West Oakland. According to Jessie from Seaweed Sway, whose Thursday night show at Amnesia (9pm, $7) serves as a celebration of seven years of SeaweedSway and Ludlow-Mattson’s CD release party, that setting created a certain palpable intimacy:
The isolation of the shack was ideal for making an intimate-sounding albumâ€”an album intimate with the aforementioned momentum. The fact that Collin recorded the lead vocal tracks all by himself late at night with a case of Pabst was, likewise, conducive to intimacy. When Collin wasnâ€™t alone with the case of Pabst, he was with Matt Adams (from the Blank Tapes), who played many, many instruments; Lucas Boilon (of Sterling Says), who played mandolin and sang; Indianna Hale, who sang; and Sleepy Todd, who sangâ€”with a new case of Pabst.