Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Theater Fire




Since Leah has been lost in a pile of cardboard boxes for the past few weeks, I thought that I would do a post in her honor. Even though she sometimes surprises me by not liking something that I thought she would like, I'll go out on a limb and say that she will probably like The Theater Fire. I say this because they have pedal steel and songs about hangmen, two things that are good indicators of Leah's taste in my mind. :)

The Theater Fire has a knack for spinning yarns about drifters, hangmen, brothers, and lovers grappling with their own honor, trust, guilt and loss. These tales are woven together by arrangements that include weeping pedal steel and violin, strains of accordion, mandolin and xylophone, plucked banjo and guitar, sorrowful brass and the clip-clop of found percussion. The songs combine influences as diverse as zydeco, bluegrass, mariachi, country, gospel and rock and roll - yet somehow remain unmistakably The Theater Fire.

Thanks to my brother in redheadedness Sam (Don't let the hatas get you down!) for introducing me to this Fort Worth, TX-based band.

The Theater Fire - Everybody Has a Dark Side
The Theater Fire - I Heard About You
The Theater Fire - Kicking Up the Darkness
The Theater Fire - These Tears Could Rust a Train
The Theater Fire - Fiddleback Weaver


Buy Everybody Has a Dark Side at Undeniable Records.

2 Comments:

Anonymous alex simoes said...

please repost, the songs didn't work :(

11:55 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

hey alex, the files should be working now. we used too much bandwidth, but now the site is back up.

10:28 AM  

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