Defend Music recording artists Chris and Thomas will be appearing with Steve Forbert on August 8 at a free concert at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles prior to hitting the road to towns in the East and Mid West in support of their critically acclaimed album Land of Sea.
The Los Angeles-based indie folk duo recalls moments of great troubadour couplings such as Simon and Garfunkel while retaining their own distinctive, cinematic sound which has earned them press accolades.
NPR’s Song of the Day calls the album track “Take These Thoughts” “a warm, harmony-drenched roots-pop gem that hits its mark with glorious efficiency…Chris and Thomas are nothing if not born to sing simultaneously.” Web authority the All Music Guide asserts that the album is “Filled with homespun lyrical wisdom and poetic touches revolving everyday concerns and matters of the heart, gorgeous music, and fabulous picking…A timeless set.” American Songwriter declared that the duo is “…the sound of two voices in the closest of harmony, like the spirit of shared soul…this is authentically heartfelt, resonant music.” MOJO Magazine in the UK said this of the album: “One’s from Memphis, one’s from Munich, but their voices fuse like twins on this excellent full-length debut, a very close runner up to album of the month. They can sound like Joe Pernice channeling Simon & Garfunkel or young Crosby & Nash lost on a moonlit prairie. This is evocative and impressive stuff.”
Chris and Thomas’s voices blend perfectly and the live atmosphere is a beautifully intimate experience, complete with humorous asides as in-between song banter. They are truly a duo who sounds phenomenal on recording but are equally powerful in the live setting.
The duo will be performing a few songs from their forthcoming release Into The Sun due out this fall.
Please don’t miss your chance to catch these amazing musicians live.
Tour dates are as follows:
08/08/09 Pershing Square Concert Series Los Angeles, CA
08/11/09 Coffee East Easton, MD
08/12/09 Milk Boy Coffee Ardmore, PA
08/13/09 Living Room (Upstairs at Googies Lounge) New York, NY
08/16/09 The Red Line Tap Chicago, IL
08/17/09 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
08/21/09 Henry Strater Theatre Durango, CO