The Sweet Clementines are extra chuffed and fully gruntled to welcome NYC legends Life in a Blender up for a rare Hudson valley appearance. Described by The New Yorker as “Rife with oddness” and by Popdose as “Fresh, bizarre, intricate, yet not afraid to be a little rude,” LiaB are one of Manhattan Island’s most precious and agoraphobic secret treasures. They come from the same scene as They MIght Be Giants (J. Linnell has contributed to LiaB recordings). If you love Captain Beefheart, you will be down with this.
Life in a Blender has released a metric crap ton of records over the years, all featuring the bizarre wit of singer Don Rauf and a bounty of wonderful chamber rock arrangements. Their latest is called “We Already Have Birds That Sing.”
Check it: http://www.lifeinablender.net
The Sweet Clementines are no stranger to Hudson Valley folks–a long running band with two critically lauded full length records to its credit. The Sweet Clementines play a bouyant, complex, tuneful, smart, and somewehat melancholic brand of guitar pop with non-traditional rock enhancements: vibraphones, violins, an increasingly present “electro” element, and sweet barque vocal harmonies. Unafraid of either taboo “J” word–“jazz” and “jam”–the Sweet Clementines do what they want and have been known to stretch out, or to frustrate fans with quick successions of sub-2 minute pop oddities. They are favorite at all the local radio stations and the region’s better venues. National dominance is in the works.
Check it: https://thesweetclementines.bandcamp.com