"Uncivilized," from Tom Csatari Band's forthcoming double-album Outro Waltz (out August 4 2015), explores the exchange between growth and decay. The song opens with a momentous rush of detuned guitar, bottle-neck slide, violin, and lilting percussion which launches into a joyous build. After a melancholic and nostalgic bridge (with chanting voices almost inaudible), the song gives way to a distorted drone (ending a single step up from the song's original key), with live tape loops and trance-like rhythms devolving into a duet between the drummer’s bells and the bass clarinetist fluttering a sweet and deranged melody in the uppermost register. The expression is echoed in the home-made music video: a montage of vacant lots filmed across Kings County in a single day. While reflecting the loss or absence of things past, we find new growth in their place.
Audio recorded direct-to-tape by Zach Phillips at Manual FX in Brooklyn, NY.
RJ Miller - drum set, bells ; Cam Kapoor - guitar, slide, effects ; Tom Csatari - guitar, effects, song, vox ; Levon Henry - clarinets ; Adriel Williams - violin ; Ross Gallagher - double bass ; and additional vox and producing from Julian Cubillos.
7/23 “Outro Waltz” Release Show @ Manhattan Inn - Brooklyn, NY
8/4 “Outro Waltz” release
8/6 Tom Csatari Band @ Union Pool w/ Julian Cubillos + Jib Kidder - Brooklyn, NY
8/7 Tom Csatari Band @ Cornelia St. Cafe w/ Zach Phillips - Manhattan, NY