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Heck Fest: Angelo Spencer

22 Jul

Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets at the Port

The highlight of the Friday night Port Warehouse show at Heck Fest, for me, was Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets. His current lineup is Rebecca Redman (Watercolor Paintings), Clyde Petersen (Your Heart Breaks) and Gordon Baker and Ben Kapp (Arrington’s band, Outdoor Voices, a hundred others).

world garage

The band released their new album, World Garage, on K Records this week. Angelo sweet-talked me into buying it at the festival (the dude’s just got a great accent!), and I don’t regret it.

It’s like a modern-day Graceland, with exotic guitar riffs and a foreign language. It also includes liberal use of Auto-Tune, but you know what? I dig it.