I’m a little embarrassed for dropping the ball on Paleface a few weeks back when he was doing his thing in Newport, KY. First, a little background info. Paleface (the band) is a hyper-kinetic, indie-folk duo featuring Paleface and drummer Monica “Mo” Samalot. Paleface (the man) is an old school Beck-esque protege of Daniel Johnson, who was discovered by punk impresario, Danny Fields (The Ramones, The Stooges, MC5). And while he can claim a couple major label releases and tours with The Breeders and Billy Bragg, most folks’ familiarity with him is probably limited to coming across his name in the liner notes of some Avett Brothers records.
Paleface is on the road this fall bringing the neo-folk of their new Paul “Ena” Kostabi (Cults, The Willowz) produced release, One Big Party, to the masses. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriately-titled record this year. One Big Party is one big sonic shit-eatin’ grin. Joyous, carefree and catchy as hell, this record is a perfect and cost-effective antidote to whatever ails ya, particularly if you bypass the spoonful of sugar in favor of a more adult libation. And Indy-folk, if you’re in the market for a nice little roadtrip, circle that Friday, November 5th date in Lexington, KY.
Paleface on Tour
11/4 St. Louis, MO @ The Gramophone
11/5 Lexington, Kentucky @ The Green Lantern
11/6 Huntington, WV @ Shamrock’s Pub
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/12 Rock Hill, SC @ McHale’s
11/18 Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
11/19 Roanoke, VA @ The Water Heater
11/20 Harrisonburg, VA @ Clementine’s
12/1 Dayton, OH @ Canal Street Tavern
12/2 Cincinnati, OH @ Mayday
12/4 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival – The Congress Theater
12/10 Nashville, TN @ Foobar.Two
12/17 Winston Salem, NC @ The Garage