03.09True Margrit on Lyrical Venus Radio! Tues 3/9
San Francisco based piano-pop trio True Margrit is fronted by singer-songwriter and piano-player Margrit Eichler. Backed by Gary Hobish on bass and Andrew Bacon on drums, Margrit delivers her intelligent, upbeat songs with just enough pop flavor to be head-boppingly catchy, and just enough indie quirk to keep your ears on their toes. Their newest album, The Juggler’s Progress, is the fifth release for the band that has been described as “Aimee Mann & Ben Folds meet the Decemberists for speed Scrabble.”
I first got a glimpse of True Margrit on my friend Nusi’s blog. Check out the video Nusi took of them performing Opposite Man at Dolores Park Cafe in San Francisco. So much passion and energy! That’s a band who knows how to have fun and put on a good show!
But I have to admit, with so much music coming at me all the time, I kind of lost track of True Margrit until Nusi connected us again on the Lyrical Venus Facebook Page. Just in the nick of time too, because they are about to embark on a tour of the Southwest for the rest of the month in a few days, which probably would have made an interview a little trickier to coordinate, and I happened to have an open slot this week. I love it when things work out like that!
The band just released their first video for The Juggler’s Progress last week. It is for the song Syllable and it captures more of that passion, fun, intelligence, funkiness, rockin’, catchy spirit that equals True Margrit.
If you’re reading elsewhere, you may need to come to the blog to see the video
Pillow fight anyone? Piano stand made of books? How cool is that?!
Well, I’m thinking you can add at least a little to your own coolness quotient by befriending the band online, here are a few places where you can do that:
Their website also has links to all their other social media sites, and you can order special CD packages there that include things like original artwork by Margrit, or a drumhead that was used in the making of the album.
And of course, if you tune in to Lyrical Venus on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM this Tuesday, March 9th from 9-10am Central you will get your weekly dose of female singer-songwriters, which includes Margrit calling around 9:30!