The musical duo of Shane Butler & Caity Shaffer released their debut album as Olden Yolk last year, an alluring concoction of hypnotic folk & kosmiche rhythms, expanding & refining Butler's work in his former band Quilt toward a more focused direction. The songs on new album Living Theatre (out May 17th) were written & recorded during a heavy time of transition & upheaval for the duo, with personal tragedies and a big move from their NYC home to a warmer climate in Los Angeles coloring the album's inception. Musically, the duo's songwriting has gelled into a unified front, relying more on the subtle shifts of melody & rhythm than a barrage of chord changes; Living Theatre's hooks lap at your feet like a babbling brook, rather than bowl you over like violent waves, pointing to a new frontier for the group; soaring skyward toward the emotionally textural plateaus of trailblazers like The Go-Betweens or Yo La Tengo. We're very excited to welcome Olden Yolk to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance on Tuesday, May 28th, at 12 noon. Please note the earlier than usual time for this event. Olden Yolk will also perform at Soft Junk the previous evening, Monday, May 27th, with Rainsticks, Ry Jennings and Lawndry.