The Flat Five Another World
Pravda is thrilled to announce the signing of The Flat Five Chicago, Chicago's beloved band of in-demand music biz ringers: Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor Kean (The Decemberists, Neko Case, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron & Wine, Jakob Dylan) Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough (NRBQ, Brian Wilson) and Alex Hall (J.D. McPherson, Cactus Blossoms). Another World was produced by band member Scott Ligon and The Flat Five and recorded/engineered by Flat Five drummer, Alex Hall, at his popular Chicago studio, Reliable Recorders. Additional sessions were engineered by Mark Greenberg at Wilco's gearhead paradise, The Loft. No doubt about it, The Flat Five's focus is harmony. Hardcore junkies for a vocal buzz, they share a vast range of influences from The Free Design to The Three Degrees to Captain Beefheart. The charms of this band are manifest. From the laid-back simple to the oddly romantic to the slightly subversive, a heart of wide-eyed sweetness colors their music.