Two Gallants stopped by Live 105’s Sunday-night indie/local music program, Soundcheck, on August 26, to chat with DJ Aaron Axelsen and treat listeners to an in-studio performance of a cut off their new album, The Bloom and the Blight.
After taking about two years off from playing together — a much needed break, which gave drummer Tyson Vogel and guitarist/vocalist Adam Stephens plenty of time to get their minds right — the vagabond duo are back with more tales of waywardness, rambling, broken hearts and self-medicating.
Vogel and Stephens, who have known each other since childhood, told Aaron they were doing all right — barely — after playing with Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best and Grouplove, amongst others, down in Monterey the night before. In gravelly voices, they hinted that the night devolved into a scene you might expect to see depicted in a video for the aforementioned gypsy punks.
Hope they take it a bit easier than they did before their hiatus, or we may have to wait another four years for an album. Check out their interview with Axelsen and hear an acoustic take on “My Love Won’t Wait” below: