Unique layers of sound from a poetic Canadian Maritime band
Maritime Canada's Hey Rosetta! is an indie band with a unique sound, adding layers of piano, violin, cello, and French horn to a four-piece rock band. Over their near decade playing together, their collective sound has becoem unmistakable. They are a band that connects in an almost intangible, inexplicable way. Tim Baker’s haunting and distinctive voice and his writing, with a lyrical sensibility that defines Hey Rosetta! as one of the most poetic Canadian exports; the rolling indie-rock precision meeting hooky pop sensibilities, offset by the delicate touch of classical acoustic instruments, cuts through the most cramped club or across any vast open air festival stage. They come to Michigan with a new album, "Second Sight," their first in four years, in which they experiment with their sound still further and arrive at an album sound that Hey Rosetta! cellist and multi-instrumentalist Romesh Thavanathan calls “warm, yet mysterious.” Pittsburgh-to-Brooklyn transplant Kevin Garrett, a songwriter who has shared stages with Norah Jones, Emily King, and Maps & Atlases, opens the show.