Trummors

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Songwriters

David Lerner
Anne Cunningham

Begun in 2010 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Trummors is a duo formed by songwriters Anne Cunningham and David Lerner. Dave, known to some for his years of work with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, plays acoustic guitar and sings. Anne, who holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, sings and plays harmonium–a hand-pumped reed organ primarily used in drone music. With a revolving cast of musicians, the two songwriters have forged a lush sound that has been called “raga country, country as inner voyage.” Early on in the group’s existence, Cunningham and Lerner moved from Brooklyn to the considerably calmer surroundings of West Saugerties in upstate New York. Trummors debut album, Over and Around the Clove, was released by Ernest Jenning in 2012, and reflected their recent change of scenery with a set of spare, earthy songs and slightly psychedelic filter on country-rock. Comparing the record to “the gentler moments of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty” Alternative Press praised Over And Around The Clove as “the latest proof that the well of traditional American music is truly bottomless.”

In 2014, the duo moved again, this time to Taos, NM where they currently live. They soon began work on new songs that would become their third LP, titled Headlands. Fittingly, Headlands draws inspiration from enduring archetypes of the American West. Songs of rambling misadventure and fleeting freedom are shot through with the occasional bracing dose of reality. Sonically, the record traffics in Trummors’s signature easy 70s rural grooves and sweet close-harmony vocals, but also features more expansive and dynamic musical interplay.

Headlands was recorded and mixed by Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Real Estate), and produced by Kevin Barker (Vetiver, Fruit Bats), whose b-bender telecaster work accompanies every track. Additional musicians include Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Circles Around the Sun) on pedal steel, Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts, Woods) on piano and saxophone, with Chad Laird & Steve McGuirl (Prince Rupert’s Drops) on bass and drums, respectively. Will Dyar (who performs with the band on occasion) mastered Headlands at Hills Audio in Santa Fe, NM.

Releases

Trummors Headlands

Spanish Peaks
Desert City Gold
Mendocino
Hollis Tornado
L.A. River
Call In The Horses
Breaking Bail
Breezin'
Hearts
Western Lark

Trummors Mamma Needed Mexico

Mamma Needed Mexico
Do It

Trummors Moorish Highway

Vigil
Bogus Bruce
Strangers from Now On
Early Morning Rain
Branches Divide
Hearts for the Trump
Autumn Gold
Moorish Highway
Pessimistic Bluebird
Tilden
Always Seems to Rain

Trummors Over And Around The Clove

It Won't Take Long
Over and Around the Clove
Knoxville
McGuinness
Odessa
Fields Of Fire
Platte Clover Road
Salinas
Soggy Rose
Ever Do I Wait