CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXXX - TUES APR 13TH - 7:30-10 PM
THE WORKING EFFECTIVE
HORSES MOUTH

After playing as a drummer/singer in Central Virginia for several years, Justin Storer brought his music to the Big Apple. He traded his drums for a guitar and is now playing the role of front man. Currently, The Working Effective is his solo project, though he intends to form a band around his music. He is in the studio working on a demo, to be released later this year. Storer plays drums in two other projects: Niall Connolly and the Best of Humanity. Both are great bands, worth checking out.

Brooklyn-based band Horse's Mouth writes songs that draw from many eclectic influences and soundscapes. The band's debut album (self-titled) just dropped on March 20th 2010, and they've now landed back home having returned from tour. "A Brooklyn native, Carbone met his bandmates, drummer J.J. Beck, bassist Matt Scott, violinist Heather Sommerlad, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Chinworth, at Bennington College. The members of Horse's Mouth have been playing Carbone's songs together in various forms and with various other musicians since 2005 (including, at one point, a 17 piece orchestra), though Horse's Mouth as a band only officially dates back to 2008. You can hear the chemistry between the musicians almost immediately upon listening, and especially on watching some of the live footage shot by Connor Kammerer and Pixelhorse- The live performances are impressively faithful to the record without losing any of the feeling of fun and spontaneity that comes from the itchy arrangements...music that maintains its mystery is often far more effective, and Carbone does exactly that here, giving us lyrics oblique enough to mean a great many things and music that skates through so many moods and meters and feels that it's hard to say just what exactly makes it feel coherent, though certainly something does. Perhaps it's the common sounds of each member's voice (they all sing, excluding Beck, the drummer), or the distinctly personal style each has on his or her instrument. Perhaps it's that all Horse's Mouth songs feel odd in precisely the same way, the product of Carbone's unique and unified vision, impossible to pin down completely but evocative and pleasurably strange, like a fairytale landscape (not one of the neutered ones where everyone is nice and boring, but the Hans Christian Andersen kind, where little girls get their feet cut off with axes)." - (AmpEater.com)

LISTEN TO THE WORKING EFFECTIVE LISTEN TO HORSES MOUTH
CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXXX ::: Tuesday, APR 13TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE WORKING EFFECTIVE | myspace.com/theworkingeffective
8:45 - HORSES MOUTH | tavocarbone.bandcamp.com/ | myspace.com/horsesmouthband
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE WORKING EFFECTIVE & HORSES MOUTH!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero