The first time I wrote about mumbledust, I said this:
I’d listened to mumbledust several times online in recent weeks and was anxious to see them live for the first time. So I stopped at Graveface Records & Curiosities on Friday evening for an in-store performance that also included Alex Killeen and The Moon and You from Asheville.
mumbledust is a duo of Rachael Perisho and Ryan McCardle. Perisho has a clear, almost languid voice that’s especially interesting when she’s playing the saw. On banjo and guitar, McCardle’s voice is firm, beautiful, and oddly quiet — at least in Friday’s unplugged performance in the store.
mumbledust’s understated folk noir commands attention.
I’ve heard mumbledust a few times since that post last November, and my appreciation for the act has only grown (although I want to buy them the perfect mic for playing in chatty rooms).
A few tunes:
mumbledust — one of the limited number of local acts booked for the Stopover — plays on Thursday, March 7 at 10 p.m. at The Sparetime.
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, Triathalon, Field Report, Chelsea Light Moving, and of Montreal.
Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.
And a few pics that I’ve taken of the band: