What do alcohol, rocking chairs, ice cream sandwiches, electric organs and fake parakeets all have in common? I have no idea, but you can find each and every one of those items in Daisy’s Market, the unconventional convenience store / antique shop mash-up that served as the location for this week’s featured performance by Setting Sun. This locational mix of old and new is sort of fitting in a way as Setting Sun does much of the same in their songwriting, feeling at times like a lost link in the evolutionary chain between Neil Young and Beck. It’s a unique yet almost completely familiar sound that you can’t help but get sucked into.

Here’s what singer/songwriter Gary Levitt had to say about road tripping, favorite towns and being a good host:

GORILLACOUSTIC: What does the world need to know about Setting Sun?

GARY LEVITT: We make timeless music that grows on you.

GA: You just got off of a month long US tour. Do you have any good road tripping tips?

GL: Never underestimate the kindness of strangers! Wear diapers if you're in a rush and can't stop for the bathroom (just kidding!!)

GA: What were the best towns to play in?

GL: Omaha, Tucson, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Seattle and Chapel Hill.

GA: I won't ask you what the worst towns were... don't want to you to piss anyone off... But do you have any horror stories you can share?

GL: Staying with people who have no hosting skills or sensitivity. Always show your guests where the bathroom is and if they've said they want to sleep, show them where they can sleep, don't make them hang out for hours in your smoky jam room while you show them your videos. Show them where they can go sleep because for the 5th time WE ARE TIRED!!

GA: What other local artists (besides yourselves of course) should people be checking out?

GL: Quitzow is female fronted crossover pop music which is a must listen. Landing on the Moon from Omaha is great. Both bands have a lot of heart and really stand out in the music scene. Basically everyone on Young Love Records in the USA and Africantape and Ghost Records in Italy.

GA: If you could do another gorillacoustic performance anywhere else in the world, where would you do it?

GL: When you say 'world' does that mean this planet because I'd love to do another Gorillacoustic on a different planet for a total change of scenery.

GA: Elvis or The Beatles.

GL: That's a no brainer... Usually it's The Beatles or the Stones which is a ridiculous question. The Beatles are true artists. They kept pushing themselves and experimenting as well as being so skilled musically. Their songs and sound would still blow peoples minds today, and it's more than 40 years later.

The song “No Devil Me No More” can be found on Setting Sun’s previous release “Children of the Wild” available here.

You can get Setting Sun’s latest album “Fantasurreal” right here!

STANDOUT TRACKS: “Driving”, “Make You Feel”


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