Random Notes: Memorial Day Edition

With the three day weekend coming up, there is plenty of local news to sink your ear teeth into. This Memorial Day make sure to party, be safe and do something awesome like these guys.

Earl Scioneaux III, better known as The Madd Wikkid, also known as the man behind the knobs for recent recordings from Luke Winslow-King and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, is embarking on a bold and unique brass band tribute to French electronic impresarios Daft Punk. For the endeavor known as Brassft Punk, which will find him teaming up with a laundry list of the Crescent City’s most talented horn men for renditions of classics like “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Around The World”, Scioneaux has already launched a Kickstarter campaign to meet his fundraising goal by June 15. More information on the project can be found here.

This week Caddywhompus front man Chris Rehm quietly began streaming his newest solo record, [i found an] Elephant Ring [and gave it to you]. The 8-song ambient/acoustic epic captures Rehm when he’s arguably most comfortable, molding minimalist low-fidelity recordings into vast and sweeping stereo-perfect aural experiences. Elephant Ring sees official release via digital download on May 29, but until then hear it at chrisrehm.org.

Donovan Wolfington and ArchAnimals, two sibling New Orleans rock bands currently vying for the title of “Hardest Working Musical Act Under Drinking Age”, have joined forces for a regional tour, firsts for both young groups. The two-week trek, which begins on June 4, will take D-Wolf and AA through every crevice in the state of Texas before passing back through New Orleans on their way to a wrap-up show with Caddywhompus in Lafayette on June 15.



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