Garage Rocker Michael Rault at Tiger Mountain Sunday, July 19th
If you like The Beatles — especially the period around 1968 that produced the White Album and songs like “Dear Prudence” — then give a listen to Michael Rault. —NPR
Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. A gifted multi instrumentalis and arranger, his hooky blend of pop rock refracts an evolution of guitar based music through the ages. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox R’n’B, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the clever craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy New Orleans textures of Dr. John in equal measure.
Rault’s latest album Living Daylight will see worldwide release on Burger Records in 2015. As a recent transplant from his native Edmonton, the album is a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme – leaving home to make your way in the big city. Produced and recorded in collaboration with Renny Wilson (Mint Records), Living Daylight is a dynamic fusion of the past and future. An inclination for
early Rock N’ Roll is perverted by a heady production sensibility akin to the warped contemporary psych of Tame Impala. As a document of oddball DIY songwriting Living Daylight fits nicely in the lineage of records created by Ex-Edmontonian contemporaries like Mac Demarco or Sean Nicholas Savage. There must be something in the water.
When: Sunday, July 19 @ 9:00pm
Where: Tiger Mountain
112 N Lexington Ave, Asheville