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Tommy And June

Tommy And June
Hometown: San Francisco, California Current Label: Fat Wreck Chords Websites: Facebook Profile
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Fat Mike writes:

I never really put a band together before. It seems like a weird thing to do, but some things need to happen. I meet a lot of people on tour. Tommy I met in Israel about 12 years ago. Great singer/songwriter playing in a punk band. He was cool, and I started listening to his solo stuff. It was great, but no one ever came to see him play in the US. I felt bad. One day in SF Tommy asked me what he should do. He said no one comes to see his punk band or his solo shows. I said that's how it goes. You've been doing this for over ten years and if you're not drawing a crowd now, you never will. He was bummed. I was bummed. He's a great songwriter, but who cares? Two days later I remembered I met an Iranian Colombian dude on tour that was a great singer-songwriter too. I hadn't spoken to him in years....I had a weird idea. I emailed both of them and told them to start a band together. I know you live in two different parts of the world....but I think you would make a great two-piece band. Let me produce the record and we'll see how it goes. You don't have to tour. Just spend a week in the studio with me. I said record short acoustic weird songs with a new wave edge. They did. We did ten songs that came in at 20 minutes. I fucking loved it. Totally simple and clean and short and catchy and I had never heard a band sound like this before.... AND like Stiff Little Fingers (Protestants and Catholics), no one expects a Jew and a Colombian Arab to be making music together. Like SLF, it's fucking good.

I introduce to the world Tommy and June.... two kinda boring guys that make really fucking great music together.

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