This amazing comeback album has both the intelligence of their early work and the mastery they came to know later, though it takes after some new inspirations, including the Grateful Dead (though that just may be the lilt in Farmer Dave Scher’s voice), and country-fied Neil Young (just check out the harmonica in “Alone Together”), and even post-Syd Barrett, pre-Wall Pink Floyd—there’s something very strange and Meddle-like in the chord changes of “Talk About Lonesome,” even more so in the song “Mollusk,” which has haunting steel guitar and chimes straight out of the Zabriskie Point soundtrack.
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June 8th, 2011 · No Comments
Friend of L.A. RECORD Farmer Dave is doing his thing this Thursday at the Del Monte Speakeasy and made this video to get you in the mood. Check it out and get in the mood to have fun with Farmer Dave and his special guests Bobby Birdman, Little Wings, Hollywood Kenny, and more! Go here [...]
April 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Farmer Dave is known and loved for his music, his collaborations (with everyone from Elvis Costello to dios malos) and his homemade Hot Nuts. Now he’s starting a night of his own in Venice, taking over an underground ’20s speakeasy once a month for F.D.’s Club Pacific. L.A. RECORD is proud to be a part of today’s inaugural event and hopes to summon up a Dennis Wilson-meets-Dennis Hopper vibe that makes F.D. proud. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
February 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments
It’s best when someone like Mia Doi Todd is in love, as it fuels the nurturing instinct, and she pours her sweet stuff into songs of earth, morning bed touches, and world peace—her voice round as sunshine in a window turning from dark to light or light to dark—it’s sitting in the window staring at birds or the mailbox, very peaceful-like.
September 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Farmer Dave Scher is almost the Chris Darrow of his day, thanks to collaborations with Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Nobody and the Mystic Chords of Memory, dios, Miranda Lee Richards and more. He is currently basking in the happy after-effects of his new solo album Flash Forward To The Good Times. This interview by Thomas McMahon.
August 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Somehow Farmer Dave found time to conjure up a solo album amid his time playing with Jenny Lewis, Interpol and a host of other fine acts. (And is he still selling those delicious Hot Nuts?) The man is in demand, but it’s been too long since he’s shared his own kaleidoscopic musical visions with the world. All Night Radio’s 2004 debut Spirit Stereo Frequency was a seemingly overlooked masterpiece, but the duo of Farmer Dave and Jimi Hey called it quits shortly after the album’s release. Fans of that psych-pop jamboree and the cosmic country-rock of Farmer Dave’s previous band Beachwood Sparks will find plenty in which to indulge in on Flash Forward to the Good Times.