The girl who broke the heart of Gordon Robertson, the frontman of Chicago folk band The Damn Choir, is still at large on their new album You're My Secret Called Fire. Singing that you want to be Noah and watch the world drown and throwing her a rope without bothering to tie it down, proofs that he is still not over her.
Starting out as a duo with cello player Katy Myers they evolved into a full band that can go fully electric in one song and soflty acoustic in another. It's Robertson's voice that draws in the listener, slightly hoarse and aiming for your gut. This an album that provides plenty of ways to get even with an ex. It's the Songs About Jane for the indie folk scene.
The Damn Choir:
Gordon Robertson: guitar, vocals
Katy Myers: cello, vocals
Steve Stokes: lead guitar
Brandon Stein: bass
Ryan Farnham: drums
Jack McClain: drums, tambourine
- Stars On A String
- 07/20 The Burlington, Chicago, IL (w/ Cold Country, The Kuhls, Bo & The Locomotive)
- 08/06 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL (w/ The New Folk, Cyndy Fike)
- 08/10 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ