FERAL JENNY (Boston)
Feral Jenny is a 200% talented, one-person Boston-to-Burlington-to-Bostonagain musician. This feral chicka is crushing the world with her pure surf rock riffs and vocals. The tunes she’s rockin out to could be said to be Habibi-like, and the prominent music critic Hana Aronowitz said it “makes them feel like they’re drinking a Sunny D while watching the sun set over Lake Champlain when they are wearing their fav jorts (Jean Shorts), and their most smelly T.” Another well known big-man in the business Zach Hirsch once said it “makes [me] want to smoke three cigarettes and bite down on the filters and then eat them too. know what i mean? in other words: well done.” After listening to the album Bedroom five times in a row, this girlfriend can only recommend that everyone who has ever existed will come down to the Winooski to see this art happen live.
Preview her stuff HEREREREERR OK?
Check back tomorrow for some two hand (DONT TOUCH ME) football.
ERMINE COAT (Perth, Australia via Burlington)
The story of how Alex Griffin, stage name Ermine Coat, ended up in Burlington (let alone our Waking Windows stage) is one of Fate, the Cosmos, and Drunk Decisions to Study Abroad. Feel free to ask him how this all came about. The uncomfortably charming lo-fi act out of Western Australia waxes poetic on topics ranging from near-death experiences to Hillary Rodham Clinton, but don’t expect to hear any love songs. Backed by his new American droogies EC spills into familiar New England weirdo-pop territory with their live set. Be sure to catch them for this limited engagement before Alex heads back to the opposite side of the world!
RIYL: Happy Jawbone Family Band, collaging with old National Geographics, Australian accents, obscure pop culture references
Check back tomorrow for a wild child.
Drawing is the loud yet melodic project of Burlington DIY mainstay and all-around Vermont poster child Henry Webb. Between the owl hoots and wind-rustled leaves, Webb is supported by double-bass pedal drum action from Matt Usifer and intricate guitar work from Jack Braunstein. Drawing is the shadows cast by the moon. Drawing is survival after the storm. Drawing is the wood smoke embedded in your wool sweater. Rumor has it that if you don’t make it to Drawing’s set at Waking Windows this year, you’ll be haunted by ominous spirits until next year’s show.
RIYL: Gloaming, coniferous forests, crackly short-wave radio, sacrificial offerings, Taylor Swift karaoke
Check back tomorrow for fuzzy Uggs made from stoat furs.
SUPER BONHEUR (Burlington).
Imagine a beautiful summer day: roasting on the barbie, dirty fingernails, frayed cutoffs, double fisting maple creemees, damp basements, unmade beds, and spilled coffee. Add some weirdos dancing/body rolling to some jamz by our friends Shawn and Nick, and BAM there’s a sick summer day. With Shawn on vocals and a hacked + distorted ukulele, and Nick on his makeshift kit (w/ a briefcase kick drum!), it’s obvious why you came. This lo-flyyy duo will charm you with their brutally honest lyrics and super fun ‘tude. Their set will be at the Friends+Family stage on May 3rd at Waking Windows music/arts fest! Can’t miss Super Bonheur if you’re looking for a R e a l l y G o o d T i m e.
RIYL: lo-fi, tiny instruments, affogato creemees, Diddy Kong racing
Check back tomorrow for lessons on Socialism.
Oh, friends, today is a good day. For many reasons, the main and most important being that gone-but-not-forgotten Burlington heartthrobs TOY BOAT(toyboatoyboatboytote) have FiNALLY released their much-anticipated tape as a FREE DOWNLOAD online! After the three members parted ways following an unsurpassed Waking Windows 3 performance (wait maybe they went on tour after that? whatever, time), many of us felt doomed to never hear them again. Well, one year, 3 states, 2 labels, and some phenomenal post-production later, our Boys are BACK. You may not ever catch them live again, but with these tunes safely stashed away in our tape players and hard drives, you can bet they won’t soon be forgotten.