SPEAKEASY FOLK TRIO SMITHFIELD BARGAIN's FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “PACK UP THE MOON”
On February 1, 2013, LA-based speakeasy folk trio, Smithfield Bargain, composed of Greater Los Angeles natives, Sri Panchalam, Daniel Landau, and David Landau, will release its first full-length album, “Pack up the Moon.” Recorded at Beer City Studios, in Van Nuys, California, the album was live-tracked to capture the band's dynamic energy that lends to their unique sound.
“We wanted listeners, with a flip of a switch, to get the authentic sound of Smithfield Bargain – the three of us having a grand ‘ol time playing in your living room while you’re fixing yourself a nice cup of tea,” says vocalist/guitarist Daniel Landau.
Smithfield Bargain is the tongue-in-cheek musical daydream that would result if the Marx Bros could sing like Simon & Garfunkel, and hoodwinked an unsuspecting Billie Holliday into coming off the dance floor to sing a couple for the good folks. Two parts vaudeville, one part sass, and all parts folky talent, Smithfield Bargain has gone from its humble beginnings in a West Los Angeles apartment living room to a staple of the Los Angeles Americana scene.
Smithfield Bargain’s finely crafted songs and charismatic stage performance have earned them featured radio play on KPFK 90.7 FM’s “My Side of the City,” a live music video spot for the first song from the album, “Warm Whispers” on Gorillacoustic.com, and shows at landmarks of the Southern California music scene, including the Troubadour and the Fox Theater.
“Pack up the Moon,” features 9 original tracks that will surely hit your heart in the best way possible.