This time last year, The Domestics were prepped to release their debut, self-titled LP on Tender Loving Empire. A true DIY effort, all 10 cuts were written and performed by Michael Finn and Leo London as the duo entered Flora Recording & Playback to self-produce the album, which was also completely recorded and mixed by Finn.
Leading up to the July release date (technically a re-release on local label TLE), Finn and London were joined by bandmates Matt Moore, Kyle Moderhak and Brad Norton for Banana Stand Media's 100th live session on April 11, 2015. And now the fruits of that night are finally available to us all as another spectacular document of Portland's music scene.
Nine tracks of The Domestics Live From The Banana Stand were released yesterday via The Stand's Bandcamp page (and you can listen to the live album in its entirety below), plus we're proud to present fresh visuals for one of those live songs: "Blue Tarp Moon."
Next up, you'd be wise to catch the guys celebrating this release at Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, June 15 with amazing support from 1939 Ensemble and Moorea Masa & The Mood, where you can expect some new tunes because rumor has it that the band have already recorded their follow-up with Flora owner and Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine (known for his work with My Morning Jacket, R.E.M., The Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens).