No. 034 Shitty Barn Session: In Tall Buildings
Shitty Barn alums will return. We had a great time with these guys last year and can't wait to hear more.
Erik Hall grew up in Chicago, among sky scrapers, L trains, and views of Lake Michigan. He studied classical piano as a youngster, played guitar in rock bands and percussion in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and studied jazz and sound recording at the University of Michigan School of Music. He is a founding member of the band NOMO and has recorded and toured with His Name Is Alive and Saturday Looks Good to Me.
In 2009, Erik completed work on his first batch of original songs and named the project In Tall Buildings. The self-recorded debut album was released in April of 2010 on Whistler Records, and the Chicago Tribune immediately praised the music as being "dense, textured, [and] hypnotic." The Huffington Post then included In Tall Buildings on their "Best of Chicago 2010" list, while Heave Media wrote that "In Tall Buildings is a shift in the Chicago music scene that is refreshing and necessary... With this kind of innovative sound, In Tall Buildings is a project to keep your eyes open for."
Erik spent 2010 and 2011 bringing In Tall Buildings to stages throughout Chicago and beyond. The live band calls upon NOMO drummer and longtime collaborator, Quin Kirchner, and Chicago bassist/composer Matt Ulery (Eastern Blok, Matt Ulery's Loom). The trio delivers an apt distillation of Erik's songs' most defining elements, and they have shared stages with Here We Go Magic, Sharon Van Etten, Lord Huron, Born Ruffians, and The Rural Alberta Advantage.
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