an econo band night #36

where: south street arts centre, reading, uk.
when: Thursday, February 21, 2013 19:30 - 23:00
admission: £4
OWEN TROMANS (andover, uk)
owen tromans grew up in the black country and led john peel favourites SAN LORENZO (GRINGO RECORDS) before pursuing a solo career that has seen him release several acclaimed albums and tour extensively, playing with the likes of BEST COAST, IDLEWILD and PLUSH.

owen has also appeared on collections alongside DEVENDRA BANHART, MERCURY REV and members of REM and SONIC YOUTH. tromans has always mixed fiery electric music with stark acoustics, most notably on 2009's song cycle "the fall of acre" which chronicled the further adventures of the recurring characters that populate his songs.

following on the heels of 2011’s “eternal western youthdream” - a compilation of a decade’s worth of songs - comes “for haden”. teamed with his long-term collaborator joe bennett of the dreaming spires, tromans has created an EP that combines some of his most charming pop songs with a ragged, melancholy edge. owen tours with his acoustic band to support the EP’s release in february 2013.

CO-PILGRIM (southampton, uk)
beautiful harmony-laden songs by mike gale and an able ever changing supporting cast of friends. for fans of BIG STAR, SPARKELHORSE, and/or BILL CALLAHAN.

PHIL BLACK (reading, uk)
one sharply dressed ball of verve and wit. one guitar rapidly reducing in strings. one badass tape recorder. kickin out the jams. SOUNDCLOUD page