Columbus trio the Well-Dressed Downs are releasing a new EP, This Green Valley Feels Like a Flooded Plane, on Friday at Wild Goose (8 pm, $3, byob). Recorded on tape in Kansas City, it’s three tracks of folk-pop goodness. For $2 you can grab yourself one of the 30 burned copies that will be floating around. You won’t be disappointed.
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On this first little Columbus-based, mini-compilation of Christmas music, you’ll find some stuff that’s campy, some stuff that’s sincere and some that’s a little bit of both. (Kind of like everything at Christmastime, right?) Here’s the track list:
1. The Guinea Worms – Christmas Booze
2. The Pink Flamingos – Mama, for Christmas I Want a Guitar
3. Tom Foolery & The Mistakes – Christmastime is Here
4. Tom Foolery & The Mistakes – Linus & Lucy
5. The Well-Dressed Downs – Won’t Be Too Long Now
6. Illicit Kitty – The Best Christmas Gift
7. Electric Grandmother – The First Day of Christmas
The Well-Dressed Downs are a new, scruffy folk-pop duo in Columbus. …I know what you’re thinking: “Does Columbus really need another scruffy folk-pop group?” Well, if the group is this promising, then yes. Brad Freeman and Isaac Anderson have only played a couple of shows, but I like what I’ve heard so far. With guitar, banjo, organ and a kick drum, they’re like a more literate, pre-Rubin Avett Brothers, though their home recordings are more subdued and Sufjan-ish. (They’d fit well on a bill with Old Hundred, Our Cat Philip and the like.) You can catch the Well-Dressed Downs at Vic’s (apparently the new name of Victorian’s Midnight Cafe) Jan. 8 and Feb. 12.
On Monday WDD wrote and recorded an original Christmas tune, which you can download above.
(And if Christmas music is your thing, be on the lookout next week for a free download of an in-the-works “Christmas in Columbus” digital compilation.)