Sounds Like: Keldari station, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, TheMonkees, King Crimson
Label: Bijelmore Productions
Bio: The Fish Herders are the musical team of Darren Douglas Danahy, Kelley Donovan and Mitch Messmore. Along with a cadre of guest musicians the Fish Herders have been creating their sound for over 20 years.
“In Line for Shawarma is a musical project that spans the globe and takes a look into the mind of a simple American boy who is dropped in the middle of Beirut, Lebanon and left to discover the wonders of the Middle East through wine, chicken and song. Atmospheric electronics and fragmented vocal samples couch loungy grooves and jazz fusion flights of fancy, with tabla and didgeridoo lending the palette a vaguely Middle Eastern world-music vibe. Space rock, funk, drum ’n’ bass, prog, fusion and dub reggae are all touchstones here, without crossing over entirely into the realm of livelectronic jamband music. At their most Eastern and dancey, the band can sound a bit like psytrance freaks Shpongle, while at their jazziest, Boston world groove collective Club d’Elf come to mind. It’s the kind of music that’s built for spaced-out late-night afterparties, but might be just as well on a winter walk in the woods with a really good pair of headphones.”