Sunset Valley fans disheartened by the band's "break" might dig Little Pieces, ex-SV frontman Herman Jolly's new project. Little Pieces does a lot with a little, crafting bouncy pop songs from a very basic rock-and-roll line-up. There is, of course, Jolly on the mic and guitar, accompanied only by bassist Grant Badger and drummer Rob Lloyd. The band just put out a self-titled debut record on Orlando label One Eleven Records that's sure to impress new listeners as well as Jolly's entourage of longtime devotees.
I'd love to show you a picture of their sweet, smiling faces, but this blog is experiencing technical difficulties. Alas, you'll just have to listen to their tunes until we get all of that straightened out.
If you missed their excellent CD release party last Thursday at Re-Bar, at which Little Pieces performed with harmonic local lovelies Hazelwood Motel and Perhapst (Decemberists Chris Funk and John Moen's newish band), you can still see them at the Georgetown Music Festival. They perform this Friday, June 13th, at 4:15 on the Georgetown stage. That's right-- they're first. Skip out of work early and go. DO IT.