Simplicity is key for the lo-fi blend of folk/indie rock from San Francisco duo Two Gallants. Taking their name from a James Joyce short story, Adam Stephens (vocals/guitar/harmonica) and Tyson Vogel (drums/vocals) have been playing together as Two Gallants since 2002, sounding more like a dirty Southern folk act than their Bay Area origins may initially suggest.
They released their debut, The Throes, in 2004 on Alive Records and followed up two years later with What the Toll Tells on Saddle Creek. In June 2007 the Gallants prepped their audience for their upcoming self-titled full-length (issued in September) with a five-song EP, The Scenery of Farewell, their first release since an October 2006 incident at a Houston club that led to Vogel spending a night in jail and an uprising in the indie music community. The group's fourth studio album, The Bloom and the Blight, was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky) and released in 2012. ~ Corey Apar, Rovi