2 Foot Yard

2 foot yard Experimental / Acoustic / Pop OAKLAND, CA/NEW YORK, NY, California United States Band Members Carla Kihlstedt (voice, violin); Marika Hughes (cello, voice); Shahzad Ismaily (drums, percussion, guitar) 2 Foot Yard shatters the boundaries between art song and pop song by merging the visceral power of rock with the intimacy and warmth of chamber music. Violin, cello, voice, and drums combine to create a cacophony of harmonic (im)balance culled from an astonishing array of musical influences, from acoustic punk to the twang of old country love ballads. This trio features Tzadik recording artist Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots) on violin and vocals, Marika Hughes (Charming Hostess, Vienna Teng) on cello and vocals, and Shahzad Ismaily ( Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Secret Chiefs 3) on percussion and guitar, and guarantees an off-kilter ride through the worlds of drama and melody. Combining the harmonic breadth of contemporary classical music and the spontaneity of improvisation, their diverse musical backgrounds come together in one cohesive and unique voice as 2 Foot Yard performs genre-breaking instrumentals and vocal miniatures. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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