March 23, 2013


As promised, we return today with not one, but two audiovisual treats revealing the talents of Tartufi, as we expose two of the standout tracks from their brand new record, These Factory Days.
 Today, Rockfeedback kindly unveiled one of my personal favourite tracks from the album, ‘Seldom’, describing it as “an intricate helix of fuzz and syncopation”. You can check out the direct link to the MP3:

Secondly, on the song ‘Underwater’, overlaying vocal harmonies, lush instrumental guitar melodies and hypnotic polyrhythms guide the listener on a fluid musical journey that really evokes a sense of wave-like movement. It is also a strong indicator of Tartufi’s musical development into more progressive song-craft. The song elapses like ripples which are at times sturdy and forceful, and others much more gentle and floating – as the pace and intensity of the song’s rhythm changes throughout.


Clash Music have exposed the video for ‘Underwater’ and labelled it a remarkably succinct, idiosyncratic document “….”‘Underwater’ rises and rises in a euphoric collision of ideas and emotion”
By all accounts it is a great insight into the personalities of the band members, as the audience follow the band and a mysterious pink beast on tour. Ultimately it makes for a great introduction to Tartufi, certainly as we know and love them.

You can view the video on this direct link:

With the release date for These Factory Days fast approaching, we are pleased to share these brilliant insights into the album. What’s more, citizens of the United States will be pleased to hear that Tartufi’s gigantic North American tour kicks off this Friday, the full listings can be viewed below.  Meanwhile, here is some more in-depth information about Tartufi and their new album…
The San Francisco trio comprised of Lynne Angel, Brian Gorman and Ben Thorne, has become well know for their loop- heavy sonic soundscapes, overlaying harmonies, melodies and poly-rhythms. The effect is something unlike most popular music today, an aural overhaul, a hypnotic surrender to their sound and a wonder to witness, live or on record.
With six studio albums under their belts, these bastions of the San Francisco scene are showing no signs of slowing with the release of their new album These Factory Days (Southern Records). Building upon their musical mosaics and seamless song-craft the recent addition of Thorne on bass has allowed the band to fully metamorphose into a three-headed creature walking the wires between chaos and cacophony, subtly and synchronicity. As one reviewer said, “Tartufi are unafraid of venturing into a complex sonic world where post-rock, psych and experimental pop are built from endless loops and pulsing polyrhythms, then blasted off into space to see what happens. The result is a beautiful, and unpredictable, wall of sound“.
With These Factory Days, Tartufi have further advanced upon their layered spectrum of sound. Welcoming good friend Ben Thorne (Low Red Land, Minot) into the band to take over the role of bass player, Tartufi is now a fully realized machine. Whereas before Angel and Gorman preferred the whirlwind approach, favouring a systematic shock to the senses – with the addition of Thorne the band is able to utilize time and space to elicit an overall sense of complete synchronicity and total fluidity.
Tartufi took over a year and a half to track and mix These Factory Days, once again with the aid of Tim Green (Melvins, Howlin Rain, Joanna Newsom, Fresh & Onlys) at Louder Studios and The Hangar, and also with Scott McDowell at Hyde Street. The result is a band fully settled within their sound, secure amongst an ocean of interlocking counterweights, where you are at once upon the bright surface and walking the cavernous depths.
Tartufi further push the boundaries of sonic sameness and classic structure to evoke an overall sense of movement and progression. Pop songs be damned – Tartufi is a country of sound.

Friday 22nd – TREEFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL / Tartufi @ The Neurolux w/ Typhoon, Aan, Rose Windows & Kithkin
Saturday 23rd – TREEFORT Houses of Light
Sunday 24th – TREEFORT  Minot
Monday 25th – Pocatello, ID @ The Flipside
Tuesday 26th – Denver @ Armoury
Wednesday 27th – Witchita KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
Thursday 28th – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
Friday 29th – Milwaukee @ Frank’s Powerplant w/ Moon Furies, Fuiguirnet, Tunnel Shepherd
Saturday 30th – South Bend IN @ McCormick’s w/ The B.E.A.T.
Sunday 31st – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington w/ Names Divine and Pervert
Monday 1st – Cleveland, OH @ The Euclid Tavern w/ Bafflegab
Tuesday 2nd – Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr w/ You Dark Forest
Wednesday 3rd – Boston, MA @ Radio Upstairs w/ Appomattox, Soccer Mom & Future Carnivores
Friday 5th – Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill w/ Appomattox
Saturday 6th – New Brunswick, NJ @ TBA w/ Appomattox
Monday 8th – NYC , NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Pterodactyl & Writer
Wednesday 10th – Washington DC @ Ghion w/ Appomattox
Thursay 11th – Greensboro, NC @ UNCG w/ Hammer No More The Fingers
Friday 12th – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage w/ Hammer No More The Fingers
Saturday 13th – Durham, NC @ The Casbah w/ Hammer No More The Fingers
Sunday 14th – Atlanta, GA @ TBA w/ Memes and Schroder
Monday 15th – Little Rock, AK @ TBA
Tuesday 16th – Fayetteville, AR @ Nightbird Books
Wednesday 17th – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
Friday 19th Houses of Light (two Tartufi members acoustic) – TUCSON, AZ @ Cafe Passe w/ Courtney
Saturday 20th Houses of Light (two Tartufi members acoustic) – Los Angeles, CA @ House Show
FRIDAY APRIL 26TH – Tartufi record release show –  SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Brick & Mortar w/ Kowloon Walled City & Queen Crescent 

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