Kaspar Hauser | The Tin Can Gong

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The Tin Can Gong

by Kaspar Hauser

High-and-lonesome folk/pop/rock. Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blank Slate
3:22 $0.99
2. Positively
3:07 $0.99
3. Minor League
3:26 $0.99
4. Elegy
3:25 $0.99
5. Ballad of a Jester
4:19 $0.99
6. Immune
4:09 $0.99
7. Babel
4:53 $0.99
8. Glazed
5:46 $0.99
9. Storms/windows' Drops of Rain
4:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Spare, high-and-lonesome indie rock/folk/pop. Tom started Kaspar Hauser as a 4-track recording project while living in Iowa City, IA in1999. In August 1999, Tom moved to Chicago, released a collection of recordings on CDR, and began to play shows around town with newfound member, guitarist/engineer Kris Poulin and various drummers. The band also released the "Birds' Eyes" b/w "Glazed" 7" in the summer of 2000. The Tin Can Gong, recorded live to 8-track in 2001, features songs by Tom which explore acoustic and electric veins of folk, pop and rock with pop dynamics and lyrical complexity. With a reconfigured lineup, KH played live extensively in 2003 and released the "4-time Winner" b/w "Western" 7" on local label, Roostercow Records. Meantime, KH has focused on working in the studio with a number of Chicago-based collaborators, slowly creating a layered album of trademark folk-pop-rock. Release date TBA. 7" vinyl records are available for purchase at the band website.

"Out-of-tune guitars, fanciful, evocative lyrics, and a heartfelt vocal delivery make this an interesting album - an album that takes you back to a time when music could be intentionally coarse and loose ... There's acoustic music, garage band vibe, and campfire improv, all combined to spiral away from the center and create a dreamy, yet forceful house of mirrors."
--Dave Weil, KindaMuzik (on The Tin Can Gong)

"Spooky spare lo fi sensitive creep music that's easy to be enchanted by."
--Roctober (on The Tin Can Gong)

"Fronted by sideburned singer/songwriter, Tom Comerford, and backed by a group of local Chicago musicians, Kapsar Hauser ... try to keep the rural landscape on the horizon of this big ol' cow town."
--Reglar Wiglar

"Probably too-oft overlooked, the wonderfully decent KASPAR HAUSER play lo-fidelity pop music with tasteful instances of artful experimentation, achieving an overall musical complexity that's both singular and encouraging."

"Comerford sounds sort of like a happy Lou Reed doing lo fi indie rock. Good songs!"
--Rob Christensen, "Under the Radar," Tape Op, Sept/Oct 2000



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