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A Hawk and a Hacksaw

by Metroland Staff on October 25, 2012

VALENTINE’S, SATURDAY

Inspired by Eastern European, Turkish and Balkan traditions, former drummer of Neutral Milk Hotel Jeremy Barns and violinist Heather Trost bind together to create instrumentals that resonate worldly sounds older than the Don Quixote reference their artist name A Hawk and a Hacksaw derives from. The duo, who are responsible for the discovery of fellow Balkan-folk phenom Beirut—the band met singer Zach Condon in 2005 and distributed his demo to Ba Da Bing Records—contributed their harmonious range on his debut album, Gulag Orkestar. In 2011, the traveling pair released their fourth album ,Cervantine, which was described by Pitchfork as none other than “borderless.” (Oct. 27, 8 PM,  $11, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572)