Takka Takka began in 2006 as Gabe Levine put together a live band to support his home-recorded demos. Since that time, the band’s lineup has changed with nearly each release (3 LPs, 2 EPs), with only Levine and drummer Conrad Doucette lasting through each change. Currently in a compact, efficient trio format with the addition of Craig Montoro (formerly of Volcano, I’m Still Excited! and Sufjan Stevens) on bass, the band’s latest release heads further down the minimalist, African-inspired path hinted at on their 2008 release, Migration. In this episode, Travis kicks things off with some directorial advice, makes a plea to Bliss cymbals for sponsorship, and chats with the band about lineup changes, the new record, and the difficulty of making music.
Featured song: “Nonsense Waves”
Takka Takka’s A.M. Landscapes is out now on Ernest Jenning Records.
Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/XSBvji
Official website for Takka Takka: http://takkatakkamusic.com/
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