Over the weekend I had a chance to head out to St. Catharines, Ontario with a few close friends. You're My Home (an acoustic solo project), Wayfarer, and Lemuria (from Buffalo) all played at Seventy-Three (a quaint little venue downtown). However the band that jumped out at me was Red Tag Rummage Sale (also from Buffalo, NY). Husband and wife duo, Phillip and Lisa Freedenberg, bring a lot to the table when it comes to taking things in a different direction. Whether it's the dissonance of the cello, riffs that take root in you or their vocals resonating together, everything flows quite smoothly. Also, I can promise you that the sudden switches in time signatures will make you smile. Dirty Projectors-esque vocals/guitar and their jumpy rhythms make this band one to look out for. On top of all that, they are really cool people. We ended up making our way to Waterloo the next night to see them play yet again at a different venue. Both performances left the room with such a positive rush of energy and left us all smiling. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for Red Tag Rummage Sale and checking out their latest album, Body Maps, available right here. Show your love.
Red Tag Rummage Sale - "Pitbull River Chase vs. The Paper Tornados" (download)
P.S. Thanks again to Phillip and Lisa for the positive energy and showing us a great time.