Please Do the Needful
Trip Audrey has been in Seattle since 2001. Formed by Josh Lanza and Jim Januszewski (first as Noisy Midas, then the Light Brigade), their early influences were the likes of Guided By Voices, Pavement and the Beatles. Over time they refined their sound, performance, and settled on their current name. Their sound has been described as 'a cross between Son Volt and Green Day,' reminiscent of the Mountain Goats, or 'the Weakerthans and a band to be named later.' They have been playing the Seattle area off and on for five years in their current line-up: Josh Lanza (principle singer/songwriter, guitar), Cris Cable (lead guitar, vocals), Erynn Rose (bass, vocals) and Kai Strandskov (drums, vocals). Please Do The Needful is Trip Audrey's first studio album. The album roots it's sound in indie and straight-ahead rock with a mixture of punk pop and alternative country. The slightly obscure, abstract and impressionistic lyrics draws upon experiences ranging from West Africa to divorce, war, and politics. All songs are original except for 'Look At Miss Ohio' written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.