Indie (Columbus, Ohio)
How many bands can you think of that began as a short story? Not take their name from a short story, but actually originate from the words? Columbus’ Wing and Tusk might be the only one. That story was written by Josh Rea and Nat Hagey, who formed the group in 2008, fleshing out to a six-piece. The group’s “first story” is the concept album — what else could it be? — called The Secret of Toadflax Tea.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Jason Lytle, The Decemberists, good books. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "Sounds like the makings of a killer novel or a critically acclaimed festival flick." (Columbus Alive)
~ "Toadflax Tea is a gorgeous, pristinely recorded record." (The Other Paper)