From its remote base of operations near Questa, New Mexico, thirty miles north of Taos, Art of Flying specializes in a hazy and beautiful sound that thrives off the grid like a wild desert flower. Comprised of San Francisco transplant Dave Costanza, his wife, Anne, and longtime Portland musician Larry Yes, the gentle, air-going trio flies a little sideways through a spacy sprawl of fractured noise folk and understated psychedelia. With roots in the Whitefronts, Lords of Howling and Granfaloon Bus, Art of Flying sings upbeat ballads and unresolved love songs populated by lost sailors, butterflies and mystical magpies. Having recently completed its fourth full-length, As If You Were the Sea, co-produced by d.biddle members Jeff Davenport and Jamie Smith, the band will venture out from its renowned home recording studio, the Barn (featured in Tape Op magazine), for a rare display of aerial prowess alongside Dang Head and Bad Weather California, who will round out the flying circus.
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