December 01, 2006
Doveman: "Honey" and more
Doveman is a band and Doveman are:
Thomas Bartlett (pictured above)--voice, piano, wurlitzer, pump organ, harmonium--founding member of Assembly, sometime member of Elysian Fields, Chocolate Genius, and Mike Doughty's band.
Sam Amidon--banjo, guitar--founding member of Assembly, star of the film "American Wake", aspiring sumo wrestler.
Dougie Bowne--drums, guitar--drummer for Iggy Pop, Chris Whitley, The Lounge Lizards, Cassandra Wilson, and Porn Buddhist.
Jacob Danziger--electronics, violin--founding member of flashpapr and City Cricket, sometime member of Saturday Looks Good To Me, and His Name is Alive.
Shahzad Ismaily--drums, guitar--doesn't really play with anyone other than Doveman.
On the band's site are two tracks from their album, 'THE ACROBAT', one of them is titled "Honey". What does it sound like? Well... take early Tom Waits circa Closing Time and The Heart of Saturday Night, Nick Cave's atmospheric keyboard-ripe masterpieces, and a dash of Iron & Wine's gauzy vocals (imagine I & W's Sam Beam with a wider range and more forceful delivery), this is Doveman on the song, "Honey". Some tinkling percussion meets the contrast of a banjo's warm friendly twang and the cool ivory plinking of piano to carry a lovely, lovely melody decorated with silver trinkets. Tasteful baubles draped around throat, dangling from ears, and tugging at wrist; a melody which shows just enough skin to spark the imagination. It's the 'Pink Moon album Nick Drake' with an American whisper and technicolor vista supplanting Drake's British greys, blacks, and whites... listen...
BUY Doveman music here... insound, itunes, cdbaby, midheaven, or the swim slowly store.
Go here to read the *Sixeyes interview with Thomas Bartlett.
More Doveman MP3s...
live @ wnyc
honey/only love can break your heart
drinking/boy + angel
live @ tonic, 8-13-04
-steffani birthday ep-
fade into you
reflections after jane
*visit the doveman site for more music.
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