Pastoral folk with luscious harmonies from Brooklyn. Town Hall have just released their second EP Sticky Notes & Paper Scraps. They recorded at Mason Jar Music, a studio that goes analog in a digital age. This old school approach fit their tunes like a glove. They brought in some friends to handle percussion, brass, woodwinds and strings to add texture, but they focus on their core qualities: acoustic guitar and harmonizing. Phoebe Ryan and Stefan Weiner share lead vocal duties, keeping it intimate and turning it up when they step up to the mike for a duet.
A full-length will be released on March 12. Recommended if you like Kingsley Flood and Richard Thompson
Stefan Weiner: vocals, mandolin
Phoebe Ryan: vocals, omnichord, guitar
Jesse Kranzler: guitar, banjo
Sticky Notes & Paper Scraps is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from the band's website.
- Just Watching My Breath
- Mary A. Longden
- 02/23 NYU’s Ultra Violet Live, New York, NY @ Skirball Center
Town Hall post quite a lot of cover songs on their website. Stefan Weiner is an avid 78 RPM collector and when he picked uyp Old Man Duff by Frankie Marvin, the band decided to cover it using an omnichord (Eighties gizmo) to update the sound a bit.
Video: Town Hall - Old Man Duff