amidst all the chambray and high and tight haircuts is night terrors of 1927 – a new collaboration between jarrod gorbel (the honorary title) and blake sennett (rilo kiley, the elected). the duo have announced their debut LP, everything’s coming up roses, and it will drop on january 20th. the band also has a coinciding video release for their lead single, “when you were mine,” featuring the lovely gals of tegan and sara.
i’ve been a fan of the honorary title since anything else but the truth came out in ’04, so having the opportunity to sit down (literally, on the ground in a parking lot) with core member jarrod gorbel was a really cool thing for me. we discussed his (possibly permanent) solo change, the music industry, and hip hop, before a friendly/religious homeless gentleman began watching the last few minutes of the interview, followed by (non-sexual) monetary propositions and religious lectures. hit the cut for the interview, as well as a stream of “how long?”, from his tour exclusive EP ten years older.
so i got to catch what i’ll dub ‘plaidfolkboozefest 2009’ on sunday, as jarrod gorbel aka the honorary title embarks on a stripped down/solo tour with good old war and cory branan. this is a tour not to be missed if you want a fun night with a bunch of flannel wearing drunks. the tour is still in it’s early stages, so take a friend, your singing voice, and expect a hefty tab at the bar. recap and set list after the cut.