Live @ WKDU: Atlantic/Pacifiic

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:45pm

The Atlantic terminal sits at a crossroad in Brooklyn. A throng of passengers and trains descend, a blurred vision set to a near perfect pace. A mischievous wind, chased from the tunnel by the looming trains, plays at the hems of skirts and newspaper pages. Along the platform edge stand the support columns, each carrying the name of the crossroads, in melodious repetition: Atlantic, Pacific, Atlantic, Pacific, Atlantic, Pacific. Garrett Klahn (Texas is the Reason) passes through this train station every day, and in the summer of 2008 when he and longtime friend John Herguth (The Love Scene and House & Parish) knocked around a couple of songs in Garrett’s Brooklyn living room, the name, down to its transient nature, seemed fitting. The music, a give and take of intimate vocals, Garrett’s immediate, John’s hushed, is a study of layered guitar work and pensive melodies. In unreleased gem “Ship to Shore”, they exhale, sing me to sleep across fuzzed out guitars and looped beats, because we’ve seen it all, a nod to their past lives and loves.