Laura was a guest on The Current’s Local Show last week as part of a new segment called “Ask a Cool Person,” where people in the Twin Cities music scene share what they’ve been listening to.

We’re a little iffy on the name of the segment — The Current must not know that we’re total dorks, which is okay. They don’t know we put out a record last year either.

Anyway, the best part was getting to share some artists we really have been listening to. The most recent of these was online earlier last year, but we only heard it shortly before the band’s release show at 7th Street Entry in December. That’s Time Will Come by Tabah, a five piece band who caught our ear with a tight live set which was more of an Allman Brothers-type jam than their EP.

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Guitarist and singer Cecelia Erholtz has a captivating stage presence, but its the clear camaraderie that makes the quintet such a great live act. Erholtz’s delivery of the dense lyrics reminded us of 70s folkie Joan Armatrading — the EP’s opener, “Curtain Call,” called to mind “Down to Zero” but Armatrading never had a backing band as bright and inventive as Tabah.

Elsewhere on the EP is the guitars and organ which take center stage, as in the driving riff of “Myth,” where second guitarist Jeff Ley and keyboardist Andrew Seitz help propel the track. This song also includes a very satisfying bass and drums interlude that highlights the rhythm section of Charlie Bruber and Murphy Janssen. “Wargasm” is the song you can hear here, which was the one we chose to share on the Current last week — you can hear the whole EP on the band’s Bandcamp page here. Our only complaint is what we often say about EPs, we wish Time Will Come were longer. Hymie’s is definitely known for having band crushes, and this is our latest. We can’t wait to hear more from them.

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