As soon as you get the chance, take a moment to don your headphones and totally soak in the melodical waves of Mountebank‘s 2018 release, Pratfall. Astrological chart reference, for whatever it’s worth: Borne on an Elliot Smith cusp, with a moon rising in Cat Stevens/Tea for the Tillerman winsome pop. You’re enveloped by something poignant and equal parts elated taking a flying leap, while shredding and pounding out trippy folk-rock hues. These are the cakes on the tea menu. Order in abundance.
By tomorrow, the Mountebank gents will be well on their way to New Orleans, so they felt a proper winter tour sendoff party was in order for tonight at Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St. Joining the party are Sherry, LIP and Being Dead. All good. Get there by 8:30 p.m. for the whole lot. Very recommended.
-Photography by by Robert Hein.