Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey Here and Now

Here and Now

hERE aND nOW is the first new collaboration in almost two decades by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, the acclaimed songwriters and creative nucleus of The dB’s, whose wistful Repercussion album (1979) proved influential on the careers of R.E.M., They Might Be Giants, Matthew Sweet and many others. From the opening strains of “My Friend the Sun” (yes, the obscure Family song from the ‘70s, recast as as this album’s positioning statement), you’ll know it’s the goods. The album features legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis on two tracks, drum aces Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Son Volt, the Mountain Goats) and Logan Matheny (Roman Candle, The Rosebuds) and percussionist Gary Greene (Hootie and the Blowfish, Big Head Todd) bring power to tracks such as “Some of the Parts” and “Widescreen World,” and the dB's’ rhythm section Gene Holder (bass) and Will Rigby (drums) join in on the atmospheric “Santa Monica.” "Once in awhile a record comes along that is so special, so singularly amazing, that it nearly defies criticism. The album hERE aND nOW by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey is such a disc.” —MUSOSCRIBE.COM