photo by Jesse Johnson
Fort Wilson Riot - For All The Little Things
Many, many great bands have sprouted from the seeds of romance. For example, The White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Mates of State, John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band are just a few! I’ll be so bold as to add Fort Wilson Riot to that list. What a magical musical couple these two make! Minneapolis’ Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis craft intimate and aggressive avant-garde tunes that tug at heartstrings and fill you with an uncontrollable urge let your appendages flail in a wild dance. Amy’s sultry singing mix with Jacobs gruff vocals and combine with synths, drum machine, driving guitar, and even some trumpet. The couple is constantly touring, making frequent stops in Columbus, OH to play with their good friends The Town Monster. They’ll be announcing more dates very soon.
Pick up a copy of Generation Complex, Fort Wilson Riot's split EP with Phantom Tails. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop listening (or dancing).