Friday, April 25, 2008
The Standard Tribesmen first burst on the scene in 2006 with a 7" record on Borox Records. They hadn't even played a show publicly when this mysterious, muddy, but alluring record in a crude spraypainted cardboard sleeve began to circulate among friends. The band was then just a permutated lineup of The Sores with drummer Julian Elorduy (now of The Mayyors) taking over the vocals, guitar, and songwriting, and Martin Heroin switching to drums. The record received some acclaim from DJs and WFMU and KDVS and TermBos.
I can't remember this lineup ever playing a show, but Standard Tribemen was soon a regular live act in Davis and Sacto with Julian flanked by a rotating cast of friends. But this cast was mostly carless characters bikebound to Midtown Sac, so one day, with a showtime fast approaching at the Delta of Venus in Davis, Julian rigged up his drums to play as a one-man-band. With only enough rehearsal to test the jimmyrigging, HE SLAYED!
Now he's got a regular band of radiogeeks and record-nerds from KDVS backing him up, and now there's a saxophone in the lineup, and they've been actively gigging in this current incarnation for a couple months. More info here: http://www.myspace.com/thestandardtribesmen
Have a listen to their Live on KDVS set recorded just moments ago...
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It makes me think of the Gories or King Khan if they'd seshed with Adrian Hornblower, while some of the less standard songs hint a little at Feedtime.
setlist (as best I can read it):
Record Plur (?)
Love in the Car
Posted by DJ Rick at 12:09 AM