Song of the Day: Garage A Trois – Calm Down Cologne
Garage A Trois unveils a new single Calm Down Cologne from their forthcoming, first in 10 years album via Royal Potato Family.
Garage A Trois return in the form from which they were born 22 years ago with a new studio album, Calm Down Cologne. Comprised by guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Stanton Moore, they released its debut album Mysteryfunk to wide acclaim in 1999. The band evolved over the pursuant years in various configurations before eventual-ly going on hiatus following its 2011 album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil. In 2019, however, the original trio reunited for a handful of shows. This would also result in an afternoon spent recording at Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s Studio Litho in Seattle, right across the street from where the band was playing a sold-out, three-night run at Nectar Lounge. Ace engineer Randall Dunn was invited to document the proceedings and in one magical session, the resulting album was captured. Dunn would take the tracks back to AVAST! Recording Co. for mixing. With all but a few edits on the beginnings and ends of performances, Calm Down Cologne presents the music as it was played in the studio that day.
Watch the video of Garage A Trois new single Calm Down Cologne from their forthcoming album:
A high-stepping, mind/body elixir, Calm Down Cologne finds Garage A Trois in full improvisational flight, composing live, in the moment, on the studio floor. Charlie Hunter on the guitar and Stanton Moore on the drums and cymbals are locked in a mountain-ous groove. Simultaneously, Skerik conjures the melodic lines with one hand on the saxophone and the other on a clutch of analog keys.