Head of Femur
Head of Femur
It was released in May of 2005 to more critical acclaim. An EP of more rock-based alternate versions & cover songs called "Do The Tavern & Other Tall Tales" was released digitally in November 2005. Recording for the third Head Of Femur full-length, "Great Plains", began in April of 2006 and was completed in March of 2007. In comparison to the first two albums, the arrangements are more finely-tuned and relatively stripped-down; the songs more thematically and musically focussed. Less prog; more rock.
The lineup includes the original three members plus Nick "The Chancellor" Westra on bass, Tyson Thurston on keys/guitar, Colby Starck on percussion and backing vocals and a fine string quartet & the best horn section in Chicago. The six months spent touring in 2005-06 are reflected in the more band-oriented approach to recording and the dudes couldn't be more excited about finishing the record! Over the years, the live lineup has ranged from three members to twenty-one, but has been a steady five-piece since November of 2005. They have toured with Wilco; Dr. Dog; Architecture In Helsinki; Bright Eyes; Rilo Kiley; The Spinto Band; The Bruces; M Ward and more.
Head Of Femur enjoys regional food & often eats to be funny. They like to dance 2-Step at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX and drink at the Whirlaway in Chicago. 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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