Five-piece indie folk group Trampled by Turtles headlines tonight at Union Transfer. The Minnesota men made their mark at number one on the US Folk charts with their recently dropped album Wild Animals. This well-rehearsed band has performed their soothing sound at countless national festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, Rock the Garden, and Firefly. Below, check out the video for title track “Wild Animals.” For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calender. Continue reading →
Trampled By Turtles treated attendees to an impeccable display of folk at a recent Free at Noon appearance, featuring frequent violin solos, four part harmonies, and stomp box and tambourine percussion.
The band stopped in Philly for the first of two times as part of the US leg of their tour, and they will return to Philly’s Union Transfer on the 10th of September. Hot off the release of their latest album, Wild Animals, they arrived at World Cafe to showcase the same infectious folk that kept them in the top 10 of Billboard’s Bluegrass chart for an entire year. Continue reading →
Minnesota bluegrass roots rockers Trampled By Turtles release their new album, Wild Animals, on July 15th. Last summer the band played the XPoNential Music Festival and sans drums and electric guitars, rocked hard, displaying their exceptional virtuosity on an assortment of acoustic instruments. Trampled By Turtles’ new album was produced by Low’s singer Alan Sparhawk. Like the Avett Brothers, the Turtles can be both elegant and raucous. In concert, TBT can rival any speed metal band with the quickness of their playing, yet they are equally as capable of playing intentionally well paced delicate songs, of which Wild Animals contains many, including “Hollow,” “Silver Light,” and the waltzing “Ghosts.” Only “Come Back Home” captures the high energy side of Trampled By Turtles, however the album continues to showcase one of America’s best roots music ensembles.
TBT are playing Union Transfer on Wednesday, September 10th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.
Listen to Wild Animals in its entirety here via NPR Music.
Below, watch the video for the title song, “Wild Animals.”
The last time we saw Trampled By Turtles was at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, when the band put on an incendiary set of folk, bluegrass and acoustic music. TBT are one of the best live bands around and their performances are captured on a new live album and DVD, Live At First Avenue. While it helps that the collection was recorded during a three night stand at the legendary Minneapolis club to celebrate their 10th anniversary in their hometown, the album perfectly captures the essence of Trampled by Turtles energetic shows.
“Can you turn up the banjo, Mac?” Dave Simonett from Trampled By Turtles asks the sound crew upon request of the audience at The River Stage at the XPoNential Music Festival. With their thrashing bluegrass sound, they got the dance floor bouncing and the crowd singing as they played their new song, “Ghosts.” Their most recent album, Stars and Satellites, was released in April, 2012. See photos of the performance in the gallery below, read the setlist after the jump, and listen to the set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).
Gypsy punk rockers Gogol Bordello are playing a special show at the TLA on Friday, July 26th and Trampled By Turtles perform there on Saturday, July 27th during the weekend of WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival. Trampled By Turtles play the XPoNential Music Festival on Saturday at Wiggins Park during the day and will be playing a late-night post festival show that evening. Gogol bring their exuberant rock and roll antics to the TLA for a late night show on Friday, after Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros close out Wiggins for the evening. Tickets go on sale to both shows this Friday, June 14th and 8AM. Gogol Bordello return with a new album on July 23 called Pura Vida Conspiracy on ATO Records. The album was produced by Andrew Scheps and was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios.
Go here for tickets to midnight Gogol Bordello show here for the Trampled by Turtles show. Below, listen to a new song by Gogol Bordello, “Malandrino.”
From Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled By Turtles play acoustic music; folk and bluegrass with a strong singer-songwriter sensibility. One of the most talented bands on acousticana scene, the band will be playing the XPoNential Music Festival July 26-28 at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. Tickets are on sale now here. Below, in exchange for your e-mail address download a sampler including songs from the band’s recent release, Stars And Satellites, including “Keys To Paradise.”