Sad Little Men
August 24, 2012, 12:10 pm
Dusty York dropped by our studios and brought us an update on all things
SLM. Dusty began as a jazz musician, so the shift between the
improv-style to something that has a pop form, and learning the craft of
that, has been a fun challenge. Aaron Linn now is part of the duo, as well.
Sad Little MenUPDATE 8.24.12
CATCH SAD LITTLE MEN AT SLABTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT 8.25.12. DETAILS HERE.
Enjoy the conversation with Dusty, below.
Just when I thought: Winter is here. It's the end of the year. No more music discoveries to be made until next year.
Sad Little Men is the latest emergence from the new music hotbed of
Portland, OR. It stemmed from the mind of former saxophonist turned
vocalist/multi-intsrumentalist Dusty York, who spent many years
releasing recordings from a multitude of artists on his own record label
Diatic Records. After five releases of his own he abandoned the
saxophone, as well as jazz and the record label, to pursue a career in
the indie-pop realm.
After a two year hiatus from performing and recording, York teamed up
with Los Angeles drummer Justin Roberts and formed Sad Little Men. They
quickly recorded their debut album entitled 'I'll Be The Octopus' and
proceeded to begin playing live, with a national tour being planned for
Their style is an energetic, percussion oriented romp, with catchy
rhythms and hooks that have York switching back and forth between guitar
and piano, as well as handling all of the writing and vocal duties.
Find out more HERE.