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L.A. Rock Duo Movie Club Call on Members of Foo Combatants, David Bowie and P!NK for Contemporary Tune

The psychedelic ballad ‘Rainshadow’ is taken from their upcoming album ‘Gloomy Flamingo,’ out in November


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Anurag Tagat
Oct 05, 2020





Los Angeles rock duo Movie Club. Photo: Jon Jackson

Plenty of musicians get been forced to be at home owing to the continuing pandemic, but bands like Los Angeles’ Movie Club get clearly learned a silver lining. For his or her unhappy fresh notice “Rainshadow,” drummer Jessamyn Violet and guitarist Vince Cuneo called on buddies Rami Jaffee (keyboardist for Foo Combatants), violinist Jessy Greene (phase of pop artist P!NK’s troupe) and seasoned bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, The Gloomy Crowes and previously phase of blues crew Tedeschi Trucks Band).

Violet says, “It was once an unexpected upside to the pandemic that these touring giants had been accessible to make a contribution to the notice. Tim was once alleged to be on tour with Gloomy Crowes, Rami was once alleged to be on tour with the Foo Combatants, Jessy had correct near off of the P!NK tour. We had been thrilled to get their voices in the combine.” Movie Club first linked with Jaffee and Greene at a pre-gig for erstwhile tune competition California Jam in 2018, whereas Cuneo met Lefebvre at one among the latter’s gig at a native jazz membership.

The duo point out that Lefebvre has worked on a whole of three tracks on their upcoming elephantine-dimension album Gloomy Flamingo, which releases on November 27th. Whereas the song “Screech” will most likely be out, this album follows their early 2020 unencumber Man O’ Wrestle. “Rainshadow,” for its phase, was once written conserving in mind correct how rarely the neighborhood of Venice Shoreline in Los Angeles receives rain. Cuneo aspects out that they had been influenced by Funkadelic’s seminal 1971 notice “Maggot Mind” to craft the foreboding, cinematic notice.

Violet provides about the plan it rains about five nights a 300 and sixty five days in their space, which supposed they had been inclined to make exhaust of a “magical atmosphere” to craft a song. “We started to play a darkish, dramatic song to match the storm around us. It was once as if we had been materializing the mood into tune. We rushed to account the jam in the Voice Notes app sooner than it evaporated, straight naming it ‘Rainshadow’ as we’d currently learned about accurate rain shadows present in Hawaii,” the drummer says.

Whereas they’ve gathered a heavy-hitter checklist of artists to characteristic on this song, Movie Club does get a protracted wish checklist of dream collaborators. Cuneo picks John Dwyer (from experimental rock act Osees, previously Thee Oh Sees) on guitar and avant/jazz-funk keyboardist John Medeski. Violet, meanwhile, counts in alt act Khruangbin‘s bassist Laura Lee Ochoa and singer-songwriter Ty Segall on drums. “Any takers on that designate? Whats up… A band can dream,” she provides.

Hear to “Rainshadow” underneath. Circulation on Apple Tune, Spotify and JioSaavn

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