(by me, taken in Off Broadway's ladies bathroom)
This Saturday sees a reunion of sorts for the Treeweasels, a long-ago St. Louis group. Says Roy Kasten in this week's paper:
[The Treeweasels] sounded like a punky, countrified R.E.M. with some Pere Ubu singles melted over their four-track, though they couldn't really be bothered to be oblique. Singer E.J. Fitch never met an ironic sneer he couldn't twist into a good-natured hook, guitarist Scott Roever burned every cease-and-desist order from Roger McGuinn and Mick Ronson, and drummer Danny Kathriner (currently leading the Half Knots) gave the goofy post-punk amateurism steady country-rock grooves.
Opening will be the Half Knots and Magnolia Summer -- who will have a lap-steel and fiddle player for this show. After the jump, check out a Treeweasels video -- but below, snag a few high-quality MP3s from the group's Head Cheese and Blood Sausage cassette, courtesy of Treeweasel Scott Roever. Or you can snag the entire cassette in slightly lower quality by clicking here.MP3: Treeweasels, "Cornerstone" MP3: Treeweasels, "Walk Away"
-- Annie Zaleski