|Trekky Records' Amalgam Release|
Show is on March 2 at Nightlight
Amalgam is a fantastic snapshot of Trekky's artists, giving new tracks from some of the label's premier bands as well as some of the best songs from Trekky's ten year history. There's a lovely blend of tight indie-rock from bands like Butterflies and Embarrassing Fruits, giving us tracks from their latest releases, as well as the rustic folk music that shines so brightly with Trekky like Phil Cook & His Feat. One of the best parts of Amalgam is the nostalgic tunes that can be found on the mix tape, bands like Mortar + Pestle (featuring Josh Kimbrough of Butterflies and Joe Norkus of Embarrassing Fruits), Physics of Meaning (an act that we quite frankly see FAR too little of in my opinion), and Vibrant Green rear their heads back up to open up a world of new music for those who may not be as familiar with Trekky's back catalogue.
Amalgam represents Trekky in the perfect light, even down to the meticulous things like the fact that Ari Picker produced the latest Vibrant Green track. The mix tape displays the sense of family that makes Trekky so special in the triangle music scene. It also feels like a genuine mix tape rather than just a compilation of Trekky bands, it's got an excellent cohesion and pacing that allows for a joyous listen that may open up your ears to some unfamiliar Trekky tunes. Be sure to head out to the release show on Friday, I've got a hankering that the special guest is going to be something truly awesome!