Fai Baba (CH) + Princess Thailand (FR) + Simon Joyner + David Nance (US)
Fai Baba performs either solo, as a duo, or with a band like in this case in WORM. He‘s part of a new generation of international blues avant-garde. Fai Baba‘s songs inspire to all sorts of genre flogging: monster-boogie, toxic folk, garage-blues, psychedelic country as raw, distorted, pumping, flying and crawling even beaten. Fai Baba leads the blues through a gigantic caleidoscope and straight into the eye of freedom.
His latest record ‘Sad & Horny’ came out on November 2016 by A Tree In A Field Records and was co-produced with Domi Chansorn. ‘Sad & Horny’ sounds like something straight out of LA Psych-Land when it comes from Switzerland. And that’s just the record. Onstage, Fai Baba always lets his music take shape spontaneously.
Princess Thailand, formerly known as Sound Sweet Sound, is a psychedelic rock band born in 2011 and based in Toulouse, France. Taking roots in some kind of minimalism rock and shamanic trance, the music is brought out on stage, an experience between voodoo punk energy and initiatory trip.
Troubadour for these uncertain times, Simon Joyner comes to WORM with his thirteenth LP, ‘Step Into The Earthquake’ just out (via Ba Da Bing Records). A bewitching lyricist, Joyner’s work has long been seen as some of the finest in its field, and has garnered much praise from the likes of Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby and Gillian Welch who went as far as to say, “Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism: His name is Simon Joyner.”
Joyner is accompanied by David Nance who played on Step Into The Earthquake and may also delve into his latest LP (also on Ba Da Bing), “Negative Boogie”. What exactly is the concept of negative boogie? “Well, it’s a bit like Canned Heat but with Pere Ubu’s queasy rhythms and someone playing five finger fillet with Swell Maps.” It sounds almost too good to be true. Other reports excitedly proclaim that Nance’s new sound is “his Plastic Ono Band, his For Your Pleasure, his fever dream of Rocket from the Tombs.” We can but wait with baited breath.