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CD: The Catbirds’ “Viborate”

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The Catbirds: Viborate

The Catbirds: Viborate

(Iddy Biddy, 2011):

Despite the fact that we’ve often seen him performing in pajamas, we really don’t know when the hell Chandler Travis sleeps. It would seem that he must be playing music around the clock, considering that he plays solo shows in addition to leading the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the slightly down-sized Chandler Travis Philharmonette and the Chandler Travis Three-O, not to mention the Incredible Casuals and perhaps a Travis Shook & the Club Wow reunion or two along the way.

But apparently the ridiculously restless Mr. Travis was not satisfied.

Which brings us to the Catbirds, Travis’ latest gang of musical merauders. As always, Travis has a pretty good handle on what he’s doing, and what he’s doing isn’t loopy pop or surrealist dixieland. No, the Catbirds are a straight-up, no-frills, four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band.

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