Michael Talbott and the Wolfkings
San Francisco-based Michael Talbott and the Wolfkings's exceptional debut, "Freeze-Die-Come To Life," adeptly moves from pastoral melodies and harmonies to more intricate chamber-style orchestrationsâall in the course of an album recorded by Wolfking members and friends of Talbott's, Scott Hirsch and MC Taylor of the Court and Spark. The result of a year in the studio, the finely-wrought instrumentation has a late-Beatles feel, incorporating an eclectic range of sounds, including cello, pump organ, banjo, harmonium, mellotron, pennywhistle, and pedal steel played by the 13-person group. Their record release party happens this Thursday, 27 April 2006 at Mighty in San Francisco. See the flyer and info after the jump.