If you’re looking for a mix of psychedelic feels and outsider, borderline mock-rock, then the Lilypad is the place to be this Thursday, April 9. Hitting the stage is Somerville-based Doug Tuttle, whose excellent debut release came out on Trouble In Mind Records last year. Joining him will be Rob Robinson and the Connecticut River Band, Jesus Jim, and Nightime Sunshine. As if that isn’t enough to coax you out of your lair, Tuttle will be celebrating his 34th birthday at the show. Come out and pay homage to this New England sound wizard on HIS day.
Though Tuttle has been performing under his own name for quite some time now, his main jump into the scene was with fellow Trouble in Mind project MMOSS. After serving as guitarist and integral contributor to their hazy psychedelic sound, Tuttle moved on to creating his signature sound after the band split up. On making his own music, he notes that “it’s nice to just do what you want,” but goes on to explain that “self doubt becomes a bigger issue when there’s no one just as invested as you to bounce things off of. [It’s] much easier to just toss ideas.”
If you’ve been to the Lilypad before, then you’ve likely seen him before. “It’s my home base, and I generally play there in some capacity every week,” he explains. This time around, however, he’ll be unleashing some new tracks off of his upcoming album. He has kept his mouth tight on details of his sophomore release, but if you head to this show then he’ll give you a taste of what he’s serving up.
The new album is expected to drop sometime this fall, and he already has a good chunk of the music written. “It’s about half done, I have 10 or so more songs I’m sitting on,” he explains. “I generally work on a bunch of stuff at once and wait for the better ones to rise to the top.” Tuttle hinted that listeners can expect to find a wider, more stripped-down sound this time around and something a bit different from his self-titled release.
Don’t skip out on this one folks! The show starts at 10pm and has a $5–10 sliding scale suggested donation. All ages!