Thursday, December 14, 2006

2006 Year End Survey | Farm

I caught the St. Albans based three-piece Farm during a summer's evening in Montpelier. My post-show review gave the following description of their sound: ...the music stayed nestled in that neverworld where blues-based stoner-rock and indie-Americana meet. The members constantly switch instruments, so there is no permanent player on anything. Usually that cuts too deeply into a band's consistency, but in this case it provides just the right amount of variety.

As there is no obvious head to this body of sound, I'm going to consider Ben Maddox, a Deep South transplant and downtown merchant, as nothing more and nothing less than one leg of the triad. He took a few minutes away from working on the band's debut double album (few rough versions available at Myspace) to provide the following:

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

Mr. Ambulance Driver by The Flaming Lips

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

The Eraser by Thom Yorke

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

I only went to one. The Flaming Lips

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

new baby on the way

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

baby is born without flippers.

5 comments:

casey said...

That's a great description of Farm. Can I steal it? ;)

Flatlander said...

I smell a reviewing gig for jds.

casey said...

I truly need some help from both of you. I've been so lazy about assigning stuff lately, but when we get back from break, I'm going on the offensive.

Bill Simmon said...

That's a Time guitar he's playing in the photo. A rare thing indeed.

Tmoore said...

I've been to the flying disc - best to happen to St A since the kept writer. nice job Ben