Tabish talks about finding power chords through Nirvana and Link Wray, plays a punk song (“Conspiracy”) he wrote when he was 10-years-old, and explains how he found new ways to write songs like “Weather”, “Dust Bowl III”, “Dark Horse” and “As I Lay My Head Down”.
Can’t wait that long? Well, just watch his performance of “Satan and St. Paul” on the show below:
“Satan and St. Paul” appears on Fullbright’s 2012 album, From the Ground Up.
“In many ways, the album brings to mind the Moog synthesizer sounds of such early electronic innovators as Giorgio Moroder, Laurie Spiegel, and Kraftwerk, as well as the work of such contemporary and similarly synth-centric bands like Air and Phoenix.” - Matt Collar (Allmusic)
“Burbling bass, analog synths, disco beats, ageless pop melodies. Tracks taken from a dozen underappreciated genres from around the world. Call AM & Shawn Lee’s second album La Musique Numerique kitchen sink music if you must, but recognize that this kind of sink just doesn’t exist in present-day kitchens.” - Etan Rosenbloom (ASCAP)
“AM & Shawn Lee dig deep into obscure musical wells, gaining approval from other like-minded audiophile obsessives and vintage Sound Library revivalists.” - WHOA Magazine
Tracklisting after the jump.
Photo: Jeremy Charles
Hometown: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Backstory: The 26-year-old Crain is a born-and-bred Okie with Choctaw heritage; she plays with a revolving cast of musicians, including fiddle player Daniel Foulks. While attending Oklahoma Baptist University, she registered for a semester-long songwriting retreat at Martha’s Vineyard. The experience helped Crain hone her craft, and after returning to Oklahoma, she went all-in on a music career. Crain released her debut EP, The Confiscation, in 2007 and has released three albums since. Her latest, Kid Face, was released in February on Ramseur Records.
Cruising the Country: Here, Crain covers Sufjan Stevens’ “Romulus” with help from Foulks. She first heard the track while on a family vacation at age 17, as her dad drove through mountain roads in Colorado and New Mexico. “I had a very histrionic reaction to the song the first time I heard it,” Crain tells Rolling Stone. “The combination of the fog sleeping in the valleys, the pine branches cumbersome with moisture, and the slow, winding path of the truck really supplemented the anguish of the song.”
The video was shot by Nathan Poppe.
Homecoming: Nine years after first hearing “Romulus,” Crain was visiting Wayne Coyne’s Oklahoma City art space, the Womb Gallery, around Christmas when she noted a “muffled holiday solitude.” She decided to play some songs, filming them in single takes. “I like that it is a bit antithetical that we recorded such a melancholy song at a place that is known for radiating joy and celebration,” Crain says.