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Show time: 8:00
Songs, at their best, reflect something of where we are, where we’ve been, or where it is we’re going. Sometimes all at once, right when we need it.
Humbird makes music in pursuit of exactly this phenomenon. With deep roots in the midwest heartland, Humbird also travels like a bramble, fusing experimental folk and environmental Americana genres in a mosaic of theaters, clubs, gardens, festivals, barns, caves, and other strange locations. Siri Undlin, the songwriter behind the moniker, forges an explorative embodiment of the narrative folk song and balladry tradition for these modern times, inviting a whole host of collaborators and listeners to add and expand the music.
Formed in the foothills of Northern Colorado in early 2020, Alex Woodchek and Cor Wright of Frail Talk are creating a blooming universe of squiggly indie music for squiggly people. Like the kind surprise of a backyard garden, their songs spring up from the dirt with folk roots, soft pop colors, and burgeoning lyricism ready to welcome every listener with daydream-love.
In mid-2020 Woodchek & Wright entered hibernation by way of total immersion into honest and intricate home recording, leading to their self-produced debut record, New Creation Myths, a movement through the personal and social mythologies seeded into humanity. This album has allowed them to tour parts of the country, meet many new music creatures, and connect with thousands of listeners on streaming platforms.
In 2023, they embarked on a new set of dreams surrounding their sophomore album. Recorded in seven days of heat-sweat-friend-magic in Silsbee, TX alongside producers Hannah Read (Lomelda) and Tommy Read, this new collection of songs are anticipated to release in 2024. There are still small moments yet to capture and many more dogs yet to meet, but the same honesty Frail Talk has always valued continues to bleed through.
Through the art of mashing folk-pop sensibilities with strange spacey synthetic sounds, Frail Talk offers a landscape where one’s self, surrounding, and experiences are as much a part of the songs as the music itself.