Trashcan Sinatras this weekend. From a concert they did at The Casbah in San Diego on May 14, 2005. Going through a quick research on my site I noticed that, of all the bands I have featured these past seven years, Trashcan Sinatras have been one of the most frequently posted of just about everyone.
The reason is simple; I have always loved this band and they have always been fresh, because their music is fresh and their songwriting abilities are stellar and standouts since I first heard them some 30 years ago.
To say they are vastly underrated and have been all this time is an understatement. But they have maintained a consistent quality of work and a solid fanbase – maybe not household names and maybe not a band that fills stadiums, but a band that offers up exquisite music, honestly put forward and genuinely appreciated. And perhaps its their uncompromising point of view that has served them well all this time – doing it on their terms, not cutting corners or offering lesser quality music -they’ve stayed true to their principles.
They also have a new album out – a live album, All Night In America. And that’s good news.
From their website:
On November 4, 2017, John, Frank and Paul filmed an acoustic performance at Swing House in Los Angeles, which would become the CD/DVD combo All Night In America. The CD/DVD was released through Pledge Music in October 2018 and is now available on the TCS shop. All Night In America features 21 songs on CD and 31 on DVD in a gatefold package, with a 6 panel front/back poster insert. The DVD is NTSC format and region-free and should be compatible with most DVD players worldwide. This multi-camera shoot was multi-tracked and mixed and mastered in stereo (it is not surround sound).
You can purchase the CD as a standalone download for $12, or purchase a physical copy of the CD/DVD for $25, which also includes a download of the CD (download code sent separately).
That’s your cue to head over to their website and pick up a copy: http://trashcansinatras.com/
They have a bunch of stuff to get hold of, and you will be supporting them in the process.
The music business is a lot different than it was, even ten years ago. Bands, for the most part, are no longer supported by major labels, or are but for a short period of time. If you’re serious and in it for the long-haul you have to do what you can to sustain yourself and support your efforts. Trashcan Sinatras are doing what many bands are doing these days; offering their own material, pressed by themselves or via a distribution network, and are keeping themselves afloat through touring and from fans and people like you who love what they do and want them to keep doing it.
So grab their new album, and in the meantime get a taste of what they’re all about (if you’re new to them) from this gig at The Casbah in 2005.