jason on 05/11/2009 at 09:43AM
Alec K Redfearn is Providence, RI's premier accordion player, and a consistently compelling composer. He might be best known as leader of The Eyesores, and he was last seen at WFMU with Providence avant-jazz group Barnacled, who were touring in suppot of their new ESP-Disk release.
Last Tuesday, I hosted a live set from Alec's new group The Seizures. This new formation is inspired by everything from Eastern European folk traditions and Kurt Weil to Captain Beefheart and the Wipers. They refuse to be categorized as gypsy punk...why don't you just have a list to "The Hole" below, and be sure to check out the intro where Alec contextualizes the song with references to the Manson family and chocolate fountains in the desert.
Redfearn plays ukelele and accordion, but no guitars -- all guitar-like sound is produced by the aforemention instruments run through a wah-wah and fuzz pedal. The Seizures are rounded out by fellow Eyesores and Barnacled members Chris Sadlers on contrabass, and drummer Matt McLaren. Keep an eye out for their new album Exterminating Angel (Corleone Records).