“Non Market”, a collective of East Bay friendbands that currently includes Trails and Ways, Astronauts etc., Waterstrider, Bells Atlas, The Seshen, (and perhaps a few more related acts), has released their debut compilation. The five track EP is all covers, partially because of the background of many of the bands’ members. “A lot of us come from/get inspiration from the jazz tradition, where you play standards all the time,” explains Keith Brower Brown of Trails and Ways, “and these tracks are some of the standards of right now.”
The EP kicks off with the best falsetto in town, Anthony Ferraro of Astronauts etc., slowing and stripping down Caribou’s “Odessa” while Trails and Ways follows by adding languages to a transformed version of Frank Ocean’s “Lost”. Needless to say, it’s a great introduction to Non-Market. You can listen to the full EP below, and catch members of Non-Market at various shows around the Bay, including Trails and Ways’ afternoon Noise Pop show with Rogue Wave.