ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING BANDS TO COME OUT OF WESTERN MA
IN A LONG TIME!!
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Well folks, they finally did it—they figured out a way to combine indie-folk and yacht rock… and the results are pretty spectacular!
More specifically, “they” is referring to the Massachusetts-based Americana band, Love Crumbs, and “the results” refers to their new single, “Ellipses,” which sees the band explore a dazzling new sound with all of the smooth, serene arrangements of yacht rock and all the soulful introspection of indie-folk. The group has shared the bill with acts like The Lumineers, Tyler Childers, Trey Anastasio, The War on Drugs, Suzanne Vega, Lake Street Dive, Father John Misty, Waxahachie, and Lori McKenna.
Yet, the creation of “yacht folk” wasn’t exactly intentional—the band’s lead songwriter, Michael Dubuque, explained that the arrangement of “Ellipses” was actually born out of a goal to best convey the song’s story. “I’m always trying to communicate something honest with the writing—whether it’s a story, a feeling or a stream of consciousness,” he told American Songwriter. “I want to do so in a way that keeps a listener engaged with the song and ideally moves them in some way. So, Love Crumbs is primarily about getting the vocals of Ali McTavish front and center in the track.”
ELLIPSES - LISTEN HERE!!!
Right in line with that, Ali McTavish’s vocals shine bright on “Ellipses,” carrying the track with an emotive quality that feels like a modern interpretation of Stevie Nicks’ famous rasp. And with her in the spotlight, the aforementioned “yacht folk” arrangement steps into a vital supporting role. Between the dreamy, washed-out chords, the gentle vibrato of the fuzzy electric piano and the chorused, palm-muted guitar countermelodies, the instrumentation comes together with McTavish’s parts to seamlessly convey what was on Dubuque’s mind when he wrote it.
Love Crumbs is a seven piece Indie Rock power band comprised of members Ali McTavish (lead vocals), Michael Dubuque (guitar/vocals), John Hoffman (keyboards), Gabriel Meacham (bass), Alyssa Harrison ( vocals, fiddle), Ed Kuri (lead guitar), Jacob Nunes (drums). Fronted by Ali, whose passionate rasp and powerful rock vocals draw comparison to iconic female powerhouses Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin, Love Crumbs is musically and lyrically influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Beatles, Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac.
With stories involving triumph and overcoming personal trauma, Love Crumbs holds nothing back – whether sonically or emotionally. Guitarist and
songwriter Michael says of performing together: “Creation and the energy around creation is its own reward. Live performance is unlike anything
else. Playing music with others is both primal and timeless. It transcends language. It’s a beautiful experience that I wish everyone could have. Almost like another feeling, close to love or happiness.”
The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We are fully ADA compliant and have wheelchair access. We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. Our doors open at 6PM. Seating is General Admission. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.