Hey Rosetta!



Tim Baker sits down at the piano to play Yer Fall, the somber and lumbering waltz sibling of the catchy Yer Spring. It opens with his vocals and keys, Kinley Dowling’s sinewy violin cautiously enters, and then we are dropped to silence except for the booming staccato of Josh Ward’s bass. It’s all a little overwhelming, but this song more than any other is full of the build-ups and breaks that let you catch your breath.

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I stand with guitarist Adam Hogan after their set. He tells me that Hey Rosetta! just finished touring through Canada with their own lighting set-up at mostly sold-out venues. Now they’re skimming down the West Coast on their way to SXSW playing a polished set of songs from their newly released album, Seeds. Tonight is Tuesday, March 18th, and they opened for the French band Revolver as they will for the next several weeks prior to SXSW. Both sets are superb and the small crowd is lucky.

Later we’re outside and it’s raining; for just a second they pose beside a phosphorescent wall and I capture the photograph above.

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