Tabah perform in The Current's studios

TABAH perform "Curtain Call" off the album 'Symmetry Somewhere' live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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Tabah - In-studio Performance Recorded on March 29, 2017
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  • Tabah - Curtain Call 03:34
  • Tabah - Villain 06:29
  • Tabah - Noble 04:20

"This'll go by faster than you think," host Andrea Swensson told rock band Tabah just before they started their session in The Current's studios. "Such is life," a member of the band replied, bringing on a round of chuckles. Though offhand, the crack typifies Tabah's attitude and even foreshadows their music -- they carry not only a sense of humor but also a sense of gravity.

This spring, Tabah released their debut album, Symmetry Somewhere, a sprawling 14-track project with brisk highs and smoldering lows. Band members Cecelia Erholtz (vocals/guitar), Charlie Bruber (bass), Murphy Janssen (drums), Jeff Ley (guitar), and Andrew Seitz (keys) recorded it at Welcome to 1979 studio in Nashville, Tenn., bunking in an Airbnb on a cattle pasture. Since their release show at the Turf, they've played several sets to support the album, including a session at The Current, in which they discussed unification, the recording process, and musicians who can "stretch out their arms and try things."

If you'd like to see Tabah live, you have four chances this week; they're at the Triple Rock, Bunkers, Reverie, and Kieran's Irish Pub on April 4, 6, 7, and 8, respectively. Before or after those sets, use the audio player above to hear the full session.

Songs performed

"Curtain Call"
"Villain"
"Noble"

All songs are from Tabah's album Symmetry Somewhere, which is available now.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Andrea Swensson
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

Resources


TABAH - official site

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  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Keyboardist Andrew Seitz and bassist Charlie Bruber of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
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    Guitarist Jeff Ley of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Andrew Seitz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Andrew Seitz and Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Murphy Janssen of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    L-r: Jeff Ley, Murphy Janssen, and Charlie Bruber of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Andrew Seitz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)
  • Tabah perform in The Current's studio
    Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan/MPR)