The Jesus Taco

 

The Jesus Taco

were legends even before they formed. Band? Cult? Conspiracy theory? The truth behind the mythmaking is simple: Brett Davidson (USA) on vocals, acoustic guitars and octave mandolin. Tyko Runesson (Sweden) on vocals, mandolins, acoustic guitars, blues harp and ukulele. Sascha Greuter (Switzerland) on electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, and other-worldly sound effects.

The Jesus Taco have released their debut album Folkuhila on Weak Records (R.I.P.!). "Dubbed one of the most quintessentially post-modern but historically folk-inspired records of the decade" by Bobby Vacant, the album defies any simple genre or classification. Folkuhila is a series of road trip recordings from Castle Rock, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Chesterfield County, Virginia; La Hulpe, Belgium; Winterthur, Switzerland; and Ulfsryd, Sweden. The songs are an eclectic mix of warm acoustic guitars, octave mandolins, ukuleles, rich vocal harmonies, and dreamy surrealistic interludes. This all fused with sonic depth and bold experimentation. Lucid culture has described lead singer and poet-songwriter Brett Davidson´s work as something that ´´cynically litanizes a series of mundane and not-so-mundane projects that might be possible with a little respite.´´ Folkuhila pays homage to the early field recordings of folk history, but gives them a modern twist. We are reminded of an analog age long ago and a digital-free future yet to come. The JesusTaco maintain a strict, Luddite, anti-industrial philosophy. They use handmade Runesson guitars and a single microphone for live performances that harkens back to the bluegrass collective tradition.

The Jesus Taco are now working on a new album at Studio au Lait.