Thursday, June 4, 2015


If you think for one second that a one-man-band isn't as deserving of respect as your regular guitarist/drummer duo then buddy, you've come to the wrong place. There's a common misconception that single musicians aren't to be taken seriously as say, every other band with two or more members. It's a shame, yeah, but we at Total Fest have been attempting to throw that notion overboard for years. We've featured solo acts like Thrones, Reggie Watts, Greco, Dear Rabbit, that one time Shahs played alone, and plenty more I'm probably forgetting. Killing stupid notions is in our blood so this year, we're proud to present Boise, ID wunderkind Clarke & The Himselfs.

Total Friend and former KBGA Music Director Dane Hansen once compared the dude to something like My Bloody Valentine realized through the production and performance values of rockabilly weirdo Hasil Adkins. I'd agree with that, but throw in that Clarke & The Himselfs also presents this lazy stoner-pop-punk vibe that we've probably last seen with Wavves. It's awesome and it's fun as hell. Don't just take our word for it, Boise's own Built to Spill (heard of 'em?) invited Clarke to join them on one of their most recent tours. He's doing something right and we hear it. You should hear it too. Trust us.


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