Trampled by Turtles, or TBT, is an indie folk band from Duluth Minnesota, composed of Dave Simonett on guitar, Tim Saxhaug on bass, Dave Carroll on banjo, Erik Berry on mandolin and Ryan Young on fiddle. (Yeah, I know…you’re already having fun and you haven’t even heard them yet.)
The group hit it big with their first studio release in 2004, but their fifth album, Palomino, has remained on the Billboard Top 10 bluegrass charts for the past year.
Battles is an experimental rock band, founded in New York City in 2002 by Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress. The group currently includes Williams on guitar and keyboards, Lynx’s Dave Konopka on guitar and bass, and Helmet’s John Stanier on drums.
In its first 10 years the band has gained international attention.
Atlas was featured in the Media Molecule’ video game LittleBigPlanetand appears on the soundtrack for the second season of Skins. In 2007 Battles was featured in UK’s The Skinny, where members spoke to the magazine about the making of Mirrored. The song Race : In and a remix of Atlas were used for car advertisements in the UK, Bad Trails was featured in the 2009 film Big Fan, The Line can be found on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.
The Bonnaroo lineup was released on Valentine’s Day, and from where I’m sitting it’s looking pretty solid. I’m still hoping that Jack White will make the list, but who are are you most excited to see so far?
“If music be the food of love, play on.” — William Shakespeare, English poet andplaywright (1564-1616).