“It all just kind of magically fell together,” recalls Fanny (Tiffany Christie), frontwoman and co-vocalist of San Diego-based vintage Americana outfit Fanny and The Atta Boys, of the creation of the band’s forthcoming record, First Time Out. The material was recorded with Big Jon Atkinson in a kitchen and living room with a few piceces of old equipment. “It was a tight fit,” she adds. “As soon as we started to play I felt it all click. It just felt like the right place, right time, right music, and the right people”. The album will be out October 20th via label NocturnalSol.
If you’re a fan of Depression-era jazz and roots (and if you’re not, you should be), a cursory listen to First Time Out will transport you to a smoky speakeasy with wood plank floors worn from years of Jittterbugging, a surly bartender named Mac or Gus or Joe who possesses a twisted mustache and knows his way around a jar of hair pomade, and an energetic quartet of folks gathered onstage whose jangling sound and sassy vocals are the engine that keeps the fun going. You can almost hear the crackle of the record on the old Victrola.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents First Time Out by Fanny and The Atta Boys: