This episode of the Pink Elephant’s Graveyard is an exploration of music discovered on a recent West Coast tour by the Hive Dwellers (of which Calvin Johnson is a member, along with Ben Kapp and Gabriel Will). We follow the Hive Dwellers from Washington through California and back to Oregon. All of the recordings included here were acquired on the journey, or represent a path crossed with the particular artist featured, including local combos (Ings, Panduhs, Secret Cat, Bouquet), fellow touring troubadours (Devon Williams, Stephen Steinbrink, Tele Novella) and the musical sage encountered by chance somewhere along the way (Dean Wareham, White Rainbow, Maher Shalal Hash Baz).
Below are photogs of the featured artists and links to their recordings.
The Panduhs (aka Kings of Rock’n’Roll)
White Rainbow Thru U LP
Gabriel and Ben of The Hive Dwellers with Wallace of Dream Boys in Los Angeles