The Tarantula Waltz clearly loves the off beat americana of Townes van Zandt, Will Oldham and Neil Young but they’ve taken these influences and made something new. The sounds on their upcoming release are cathartic gothic blues as inspired by the howls of Jeff Buckely as the dirges of Joy Division and the noisy pychadelic instrumental rock of Dungen or the soft indie folk of Jose Gonzales.
The band’s technically a trio but on the noisier parts of “Where I End and You Begin” they might as well be a quintet. The explosion of sound in the middle of this songis a dramatic counterpoint to the silences built into the beginning and ending passages. There is an 11 song album recorded that should see the light of day sometime in 2007.