A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (Albuquerque New Mexico) A Hawk And A Hacksaw is the duo of drumming accordionist Jeremy Barnes, formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel, and violinist Heather Trost. Since pairing up in 2004 the duo have delved deeply into a range of musical traditions, drawing particularly the folk music of Eastern Europe and Turkey as well as the mariachi traditions of their native New Mexico. Their thrall to such sounds a little less familiar to most Western ears has seen them collaborate with respected traditional ensembles from Hungary, Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria, partly during a period spent living in Budapest. Over the course of six albums AHAAH have steered a singular course through these sounds, producing music that is always rich and grand, from flamboyant heartrending ballads to frantic aksak dances. Forthcoming album, Forest Bathing, slightly shifts the group’s focus, with Trost’s violin intertwining with Barnes playing Persian dulcimer on a set of tunes inspired by the concept of Shinrin-yoku - “taking in the forest atmosphere.”
“The passion they imbue into their performances seem to know no bounds” – Pitchfork
“Every time I hear them I get this warm feeling about their music” – Adrian Utley, Portishead
“What’s really interesting is the way (they) are now alchemising their global travels and influences into something personal” – The Wire
BAD är ett nytt projekt bestående av Anna von Hausswolff, David Sabel , GIanluca Grasselli och Hannes Nilsson som med dragspel, bas, orgel gitarr, och diverse elektronik skapar perfekta drones att avnjuta innan eller efter bastubadet. BAD spelade senast på Arts Birthday i Stockholm i januari.