The album propelled Tartufi farther onto the national stage. Tartufi made three laps around the U.S. in support of "Us Upon...". Audiences nationwide were left awestruck as the duo was able to reproduce the complexities of the album using live looping as opposed to with the aid of a laptop or Midi time clocks.
Critics around the country picked "Us Upon..." as one of the best albums of the year. In 2007, after more than 120 shows, Tartufi was voted Best Indie Band In The Bay by The San Francisco Bay Guardian. Known for their commitment to their local music scene and strong work ethic, Tartufi has created a rock and roll school for kids called Saturday Morning Rock Out, a program designed to assist children aged 4-7 in the fundamentals of music theory, creative exploration through sound, lyric writing, and group performance. Tartufi has also formed Thread Productions, a record label and production collective aimed at generating a larger sense of community among San Francisco musicians and artists. Thread has been dubbed "The Bay Area's Best Music Collective" by The East Bay Express, and to date has released three local music compilations, Dragon Slayers Volumes I-III, organised numerous Bay Area concerts, helped other bands with tour resources and industry information, organised the hugely successful Rock Make Street Festival, and has become a source of support for many bands in the Bay Area and beyond. In the spring of 2008 Tartufi returned to the studio (again with the help of Tim Green) and began working on their next album, Nests of Waves and Wire.
After months of recording, overdubs and mixing, Angel and Gorman left the studio with an album that they are extremely proud of and that is, without a doubt, their most mature work to date. Further exploring the boundaries of vocal and instrumental layering, polyrhythmic deconstruction and song arrangement, "Nests Of" is a lush and weighty mix of the band's compositional sensibilities and sonic daydreams. At eight in the morning the following day, five hours after they finished the album, Tartufi received a call from Southern Records offering to sign the band and release the new album. 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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