As coincidence would have it, both Kirkpatrick Thomas and Dave Koenig were in Brian Jonestown Massacre at one point who I just had seen the night before. Dave told me they met up with the band at a rest stop earlier in the day for a little reunion. You could expect these guys to be broody and mysterious based on the music they make but nothing could be farther from the truth. They were a very pleasant bunch.
I heard this album streaming on the Merge website and liked it a lot (actually still do-can you say top ten?). The band is basically a guy named Michael Benjamin Lerner from Seattle and he has a touring band but the record is all him. They were really good and even though I was utterly exhausted, I wanted them to play longer than they did. More tomorrow.