Salt Petal/ October 13, 2011
October 13, 2011
We met up at a friend of theirs house out in Eagle Rock on a Thursday night, tucked in an unassuming cul de sac not far off York. It was quite charming and cozy, but of course a bit cramped with a full five piece band, instruments, amps, and two cameras. Everyone was in graciously good spirits (if you’ve ever met any of these folks, you’d know they’re just about the nicest people ever), and on top of that they’d brought this amazing spread of Salvadorian food, beer, various juices. It was kind of incredible.
Going back to finally post this session, it dawned on me how strangely significant a seemingly inconspicuous Thursday night at the Redwood Bar last year ended up being. Put together by Warren (friend of many out here in LA, now in NY), it was a bit eclectic of a bill, including my own band, recent video alums The Driftwood Singers, LA newcomers Sue Scrofa, and Salt Petal closing out the night. A bit of an incestuous relationship in a way can actually be traced back to that night with Sue Scrofa, who we’ve shared a number of bills with since, and Tom (our keyboardists’) other band, Saint Sea Hat, similarly — not to mention Alyssa has since joined our mutual friends Letting Up Despite Great Faults (of course Mike was also there / met her that “fateful” night). That’s probably a tad confusing or at least off-topic if you don’t know all aforementioned parties. But the other amazing thing to come from that night was meeting Autumn and Rodrigo of Salt Petal (who as it turns out share a history of working with the beloved Raymond Richards) and who continue to be the genuinely nicest and most enthusiastic friends.
Historical diversions aside, this session strays from the typical indie and singer-songwriter fare to bring you a bit of hard-to-resist-psychedelic-Latin-Bossanova-inspired songs that will hopefully brighten your day.
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Camera: Dave Smallen & Elliot Glass
Sound: Elliot Glass
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