Monday, June 25, 2012

The Peculiar Pretzelmen - Deeper, Darker, Weirder and Wicked Good

If Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe had collaborated on a story about traveling American musicians, they couldn't have imagined ‘The Peculiar Pretzelmen.’  Deeper. Darker, Weirder is their mantra as they travel horse and cart across the country, bringing their blend of Jazz, Cemetery Blues and Avantmercanna Folk to the masses.  They did three sessions for Couch by Couchwest this year from Stranger Factory in Albuquerque, NM. Check out their discography on bandcamp, wicked good.

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3/16/2012 #CXCW The Peculiar Pretzelmen –The Grackle
3/17/2012 #CXCW The Peculiar Pretzelmen Heart Attack and Gone to Jericho
3/17/2012 #CXCW The Peculiar Pretzelmen Gone to Jericho

Fuliginous Concretions EP released 29 February 2012 
The Peculiar Pretzelmen on this recording are:
M. Incroyable
Riverboat Gambler
with assistance from the talented
Charming Charles
Lady J Dallas

“Imagine if you will, Tom Waits meets the ghost of Spike Jonze in some deep-south cemetery. In his 1930′s era step-side pickup truck he has a trash can with lid, some chains, buckets, skillets, a washboard, kid whistles, an accordion, a saw, banjo and an old guitar. They light some candles and maybe a couple kerosene lamps and evoke a nightmare circus dance of the dead to rattle the bones of the living.” – Paul Hupert (The Alchemist)

“[The Peculiar Pretzelmen] play a murky, hard-to-categorize blend of blues, folk, rag and rock — a little like the Dresden Dolls if you plucked them out of Weimar cabarets and deposited them in a dusty bankrupt carnival on the wrong side of Saturday night.” – Chris Parker (Colorado Springs Independent)

“one of the best albums Waits never made.” – Bizarre Magazine, UK

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