Friday, October 28, 2016
The Flat Five
This is from the Bloodshot Records press release:
The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.
The new record, "It's A World Of Love & Hope" came out a few weeks ago. I can't stop listening to it. It's all of my favorite things in less than 40 minutes. NRBQ, The Lovin' Spoonful, Brasil '66, Dean Martin, 60's AM radio, the Beach Boys. Give it a listen. And take a look at their Spanky & Our Gang cover.