Singer Erholtz’s vocals “are a little bit PJ Harvey and Stevie Nicks.” Hear the “transportive,” “beautiful,” “spacious” single “Curtain Call” now.
Tabah (L-R): Andrew Seitz, Murphy Janssen, Cecelia Erholtz, Charlie Bruber, Jeff Ley. Photo credit: Peter Jamus.
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Tabah — In The Press
“Opaque and beautiful melodies. Pure loveliness. Transportive.” — Impose
“A mystically groovy sound. A tribal sense of belonging.” — City Pages (Minneapolis)
“Something beautiful and spacious.” — MAGNET
“Lives up to the buzz. Cecelia Erholtz’s husky vocals are a little bit PJ Harvey and Stevie Nicks.” — Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)
“This five-piece are going places.” — 89.3 The Current (Minnesota Public Radio | NPR)
Check out the premiere of “Lucid State,” the lead track from Symmetry Somewhere by Tabah, via Groundsounds!
The five-piece Minneapolis-based band Tabah is often called out in the local press about its vocalist, Cecelia Erholtz. The word “Earthy” gets used a lot, and while not inaccurate, it leans into a place that is actually smaller than what is required to describe her.
Today, in its preview of Tabah’s hometown show this weekend at St. Paul’s Turf Club, Minneapolis daily paper the Star-Tribune accurately noted that “Erholtz’s husky vocals are a little bit PJ Harvey and Stevie Nicks.” Pinging two of the universe’s biggest voices is high praise, to say the least.
As a matter of fact, Erholtz’s “Earthy” vocals communicate something more universal than what could be attributed to any one planet. They could be “Jupitery,” or “Saturny,” and even Heavenly on Tabah’s debut album Symmetry Somewhere, scheduled for release on March 17th, 2017.
— See below for a complete itinerary of upcoming Tabah tour dates. —
Together – and Tabah’s musicians really do sound like they are playing together – the band takes their music to a unique place where psych-heaviness and ethereal-wisp combine in a way that hasn’t necessarily been heard like this before. Consider this: Symmetry Somewhere is a head-bobbing, mind-bender of an album that was recorded in Nashville, and could pass for folk in its quieter moments, but is still loud enough to piss off neighbors.
Recorded live to tape, with minimal overdubs, the band worked tirelessly during the day at Welcome To 1979 Studios, and then retired to a cattle ranch just outside of Nashville where they would meet at a gazebo near a frog pond. That place soon became a temple where the five would find themselves reflecting, releasing, and crafting closely amongst relaxed moonlight, soft mornings and Southern thunderstorms.
So far, this special band’s way, and way of working, has made a lot of sense for epicenter of musical discovery in Minneapolis, 89.3 The Current, which has consistently supported Tabah since the band’s first EP release in 2015, including one of its “Best Local Tracks of The Year” honors. The resultant sell-out crowds at Tabah’s hometown venue, the famed 7th Street Entry, have only further cemented the group as a must-see live act in the city; a mystifying, haunting, soulful experience that will now go national with the release of the new album, and the tour that launches this evening in Davenport, Iowa at the Daytrotter Downs festival.
Now that Symmetry Somewhere is completed, the members of Tabah continue to seek – personally and also professionally – through their visceral ability to connect in meaningful ways with their rapidly expanding audience. Now they have the tangible result of this pursuit. The new album is already in their hands and ears, and soon, in yours. As for what can’t yet be physically grasped, it’s still waiting for us to discover. It might be Earthy. It’s definitely out there.
The debut album Symmetry Somewhere by Tabah is scheduled for release on March 17th, 2017, preceded by the single “Curtain Call,” streaming now. Members of Tabah are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Tabah – On Tour
3/03/2017: Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter Downs Festival
3/04/2017: Saint Paul, MN @ The Turf Club (Album Release Show)
3/05/2017: Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
3/06/2017: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
3/07/2017: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
3/08/2017: Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
3/09/2017: Norman, OK @ The Red Brick Bar
3/13/2017: Austin, TX @ Cheers Shot Bar Rooftop (SXSW)
3/13/2017: Austin, TX @ The Thirsty Nickel
3/15/2017: Austin, TX @ Handlebar
3/16/2017: Austin, TX @ Cherrywood Coffehouse (SXSW)
3/18/2017: New Orleans, LA @ DMac’s
3/19/2017: Jackson, MS @ Soul Wired Cafe
3/21/2017: Jackson, MS @ Offbeat
3/24/2017: Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot (Album Release Show)
March 17th, 2017
03. Closer To Colder
06. The Hive
09. False Balance
13. Central Why?
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion