I’ve written pretty regularly about Triathalon since first hearing the band in early 2012, and I’m thrilled that Savannah Stopover has given them a prime slot at this year’s festival, playing after Beach Day and before Dent May at Hang Fire on Saturday, March 9.
The surf-soul-rock band recently completed a 3-song EP at the newish Dollhouse Productions here in Savannah — Triathalon’s Stopover gig will also be a release party for that EP.
Here’s “All the Time” from that upcoming release:
Check out Jason Kendall’s great Savannah Morning News piece, New Triathalon single ‘All the Time’ proves Savannah band is real deal.
Here’s Triathalon’s previous EP Relationchips, which is definitely a little grittier and garage-ier than the new single. In part, that’s because of the lo-fi recording, but there’s also an artistic choice here. I hope the band hits that sweet spot — with solid production values but not so much polish as to lose the raw energy of the live shows and of this early EP.
Triathalon is currently comprised of Adam Intrator on lead vocals, Hunter Jayne on guitar, Michael Younker on bass, and Chad Chilton on drums. (Michael is studying out of the country right now, so look for a fill-in bassist. Hunter is also part of Stopover band Wet Socks, which I’ll try to preview in a day or two.)
Triathalon plays at 11 p.m. at Hang Fire on Saturday, March 9. Click here for the full Savannah Stopover schedule.
In the days leading up to the Stopover, I’m posting quite a number of short previews like this. So far I’ve previewed Stop Light Observations, Mac DeMarco, Little Tybee, Eric Britt, Heyrocco, Roadkill Ghost Choir, this mountain, and of Montreal.
Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.
And here come a bunch of pics, in no particular order, of Triathalon taken at various spots around town — last year’s Stopover, a No Control show, Fashion’s Night Out, in drag for a special event at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and opening for Dan Deacon at the Dollhouse: