Luckily, there's lots to do here in DC. For instance, IOTA will host the Federal Reserve Collective's CD Release party tonight. I've been excited about These United States for a long while, but this'll be my first collective experience and I have high expectations.
How could I not, if WaPo reports the truth?
"One of the most pleasant developments over the past year in the local music scene has been the emergence of The Federal Reserve collective. It's a loosely-affiliated group of like-minded artists that favors a sound that's sort of alt-country and sort of late-'60s Laurel Canyon (and much more Gram Parsons than the Eagles). But more than a common sound, the acts share an affinity for gimmick-free, straightforward pop songs that remind you of a time when pop songs could be built around guitars. These United States is perhaps the jangliest of the bunch, playing well-crafted, toe-tapping tunes written by frontman Jesse Elliott."
A note about the CD: DC-based record label Gypsy Eyes is putting out a FEDERAL RESERVE COMPILATION CD!
Tracks by Revival, Kittyhawk, Rose, Let's French, These United States, and Vandaveer.
Whew! I Feel Good!