Springtime Is Wartime

By Rachel Weight

Meet brothers Tim and Josh Eymann, who along with Dave springtime.jpgHaq met in 2004 and formed Springtime Is
Wartime
in an effort to fuse the rhythmic slide of James Brown,
the sly style of Thelonius Monk, the latin snap of Tito Puente, and
“hammer of the gods” abuse of intruments to create a sound to
rumble the kids’ bellies. Add lyrics inspired by literature from
the Bible to a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, and you have a sound
that’s clearly too cool for State Street—as if the guys even wanted
to play there. They released their first CD, The Halo is Lit
Tonight
, in November and hopes travel sometime this summer to
promote their record.

Springtime Is Wartime has also invited their longtime friends
from Chico, The
Americas
, a duo that relies on the expressive playing and
singing of Travis Wuerthner on guitar and vocals and Casey Deitz on
drums. Yeah, there are only two guys in this band, but since they
formed in 2001 they’ve put seven West coast and two national tours
under their belt. They’re promoting their third release,
Jollaluyah, the three-song EP that highlights texture over
the noisy experimentalism of their previous records. Check out “As
of Yet” on their Myspace. You’ll wish they’d let you click
“download.”

Kyle and Jake form Stationary Legs,
another two-piece intricate hard rock band joining the America’s on
their ambitious West coast tour. A year and a half after their
first EP, titled We Suck Souls Through Pee-Holes, they’ve
already released the EP Mariana’s Trench and are writing
for a future full-length release.

Go check out the $5 all-ages show at 8 p.m., January 30 at Muddy
Waters, 508 E. Haley, to see if Springtime is Wartime makes good on
their promise to make the 500 block of Haley cooler than State
Street by 2010.

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