Let's interrupt the political naughtiness with something far more pleasant.
The Gourds have a new record out. It's called Noble Creatures, and it's a great step for the band. It's all still pretty new to me, so I don't know if I can call it a great record yet. But their last one, Blood of the Ram, was a grower, so I'm guessing this one will be too.
Immediate notice goes to "Promenade" for being gorgeous and "A Few Extra Kilos" for being really fun, and of course it's wonderful to see "Cranky Mulatto" and "Steeple Full of Swallows" get album treatment at long last.
Boise folk: The Gourds are playing Alive After 5 tonight, down on the Grove at 5pm. Check it out.