Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand celebrates their second full-length album release with opening sets by Soriba Fofona (Kora – Guinea, West Africa) and Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose (Banjo – Denver, Colorado).
Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand, a world-building music project based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is celebrating the release of their second full-length album, ‘Bailiwick, Refused’ with the support of Matron Records. Contrasting the fluid cacophony of the group’s first record, the new music unfolds dark, melodic motifs through thick vocal harmonies and bountiful rhythmic textures of guitar, harp and percussion. The music is accompanied by images of the story’s main characters, all presented as puppets, built by Sabrina Griffith of Flying Wall Studios.
‘Southwick Howls’, the project’s first album, introduced a narrative about an alternate reality that reframes the past 500+ years of historical events that have shaped the Western world, including the colonization of North America. In the world presented by Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand, Europeans were unsuccessful in maintaining settlements in North America; as a result, Central America was developed into New Europe, with a stronghold of European powers focused in the capital city of Southwick.
Diving deeper into this world, ‘Bailiwick, Refused’ tells the story of Dessa, a young girl who grows up in a heavily politicized family in the crumbling city of Southwick. The album follows her through her continual callings to leave; her childhood, her family, her time as a resistance fighter in the desolate Mudfields, her partner, and her child (both of whom are the main characters in ‘Southwick Howls’). All in the pursuit of a destiny to set free something, or someone, sacred.
Luke Carr and Caitlin Brothers launch out on a contiguous U.S. tour starting in August 2017, presenting their new music as a guitar and harp duet, (sometimes will supported by other musicians, including Nathan Smerage on bass.)
More about Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose:
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose began playing instruments initially to be able to play along with his uncles. His early exposure to roots music peaked his curiosity and he eventually landed at Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he discovered a deep passion for music from around the world. At SFUAD he performed with a Balkan/Middle Eastern ensemble, and worked with members of traditional Ugandan group called “Spirit of Uganda” and has since continued exploring new roles for banjo in modern music. Sam’s music combines elements like of world music while being firmly rooted in American folk sensibilities.
More about Soriba Fofona:
Master drummer, Ibrahimasory Fofana “Soriba”, was raised in the vibrant city of Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. Here, his love for traditional music began at a young age, studying dundun and djembe with acclaimed teachers and becoming musical director of Percussion Wassa in Matam, Conakry. Part of a new generation of Guinea artists, Soriba’s desire is to share the artistic culture of his homeland with community, bringing to life the beauty of traditional songs, rhythms and dances of his beloved country, Guinea. http://soribafofana.com/