Bombadil Bring New Music to Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

April 4th, 2017

Influenced by Bolivian folk music—and formed more than a decade ago at Duke University—Bombadil make what AllMusic calls “both jolly and world-weary North Carolina–based indie rock with eclectic, mostly acoustic instruments.” And with a new lineup, multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Daniel Michalak, James Phillips and Stacy Harden released the band’s sixth album, Fences (stream it below), about a month ago. “Throughout, the limited instrument palette exposes songwriting full of charming melodies and gently frolicking rhythms, alongside expressions of deep affection and insecurity,” says AllMusic. “It’s a refreshingly direct presentation, and a set that makes one root for the characters as well as the band, who will hopefully stick around for more.” Catch Bombadil (above, the audio for “Not Those Kind of People”) tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. Singer-songwriter Victoria Reed opens the show.