Meet The Fauntleroys, Alejandro Escovedo’s new band

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Photo credit:  Jeff Fasano
Photo credit: Jeff Fasano

Singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has a new band, The Fauntleroys. The new side project includes Escovedo, Ivan Julian, a founding guitarist of Richard Hell and the Voidoids; Chicago bandleader Nicholas Tremulis; and Linda Pitmon, drummer for Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 and the Baseball Project.

The Fauntleroys are releasing an EP, Below the Pink Pony, on September 16th on the Nashville based Plowboy Records. The band is playing the North Star Bar on Friday October 10th.

On the band’s website, Escovedo credits the group’s formation to Tremulis, a longtime mutual friend of the other three musicians. “We’ve done sporadic things together here and there,” Escovedo says. “We’ve talked about playing together and recording something off the cuff to see what happened.” In their bio, Tremulis says:

“Alejandro, Ivan (Julian) and I had talked for a good two years about getting together for a recording project,” Tremulis explains. “We knew that we wanted to record in Ivan’s studio, as we were digging the sound he got on his solo record Naked Flame. We also wanted to make something that felt a little more paved than what we usually do — something that felt like New York, the city that had shaped our idea of what rock and roll could be. When I asked Alejandro and Ivan who they thought we should approach to be the drummer, they both independently said Linda (Pitmon), and man, they were right.”

Listen to a new song, “I’m In Love With Everything,” here.

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