KEXP at Trans Musicales: Talmud Beach

photo by Morgan Chosnyk

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week, we present a twangy session with Finnish trio Talmud Beach.

DJ Morgan says of the band:

Talmud Beach was the second to last band of the festival that we recorded. Having elements of jangly indie blues reminiscent off The Cave Singers at times and then breaking into classic blues riffs on other songs that had us moving in our seats. The trio out of Helsinki was booked for Trans Musicales a little differently than most other groups – just being asked by a booker rather than how most bands had told us, through playing live shows directly for the festival programmer, Jean-Louis Brossard. They admitted to knowing very little about the festival except that it it often considered “the most important festival in France”. Good enough reason to say yes and check it out! Good thing they did, because they were super awesome.

Watch our live session below with Talmud Beach, recorded in the chandeliered and mirrored Grand Salon de la Mairie de Rennes (that’s city hall, folks!), and look for more about the band on their Facebook page. They just released their second album on Svart Records, so check that out too.

Watch more sessions recorded by KEXP at Trans Musicales here.

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