New York trio, Invisible Familiars, led by songwriter Jared Samuel, released their debut 7″ single, “Clever Devil“, in June on the Other Music Recording Co. Today the band has offered a stream of the B-side, “Digger’s Invitation”, in conjunction with announcing upcoming New York City dates: October 3 at Glasslands with People Get Ready and Dave Harrington (of Darkside) and October 23 at Union Pool. The latter is Invisible Familiars’ first announced CMJ performance, part of the Other Music Recording Co.’s CMJ Showcase. The band will preview their debut full-length album, due out on Other Music this winter, alongside labelmates Xylouris White, 75 Dollar Bill and Tall Tales & the Silver Lining.
“Digger’s Invitation” exists exclusively on Invisible Familiars’ limited edition 7″ single. While technically an artifact of the album-recording process, the song is Samuel’s icebreaker both for Invisible Familiars’ new record and their ecstatic live show. “I would call it a zany sex romp,” he writes, “but for some reason that makes me think of Marty Feldman and Dom Deluise, and though I love those two, I’d rather less of them and more 1970s Madeline Kahn please.” Samuel’s beckoning vocal presses against guitarist Robbie Mangano’s extraterrestrial wailing, repeating and escalating until you look up and realize they’ve got you exactly where they want you: in the dirt, singing along.
Invisible FamiliarsClever Devil 7″ Single
1. Clever Devil
Out now on Other Music Recording Co.
10/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool ^
* w/ People Get Ready & Dave Harrington One Heart Trio
^ w/ Xylouris White, 75 Dollar Bill, and Tall Tales & the Silver Lining