Charlemagne's Big Thaw
2009 sophomore album from this project led by Comets on Fire drummer Utrillo Kushner. After COF played Auckland, New Zealand, Kushner met one of his idols, the legendary DIY producer and songwriter Chris Knox (Toy Love/Tall Dwarfs). The following day, Knox invited Kushner and his bandmates over to his house for conversation and beers. The afternoon was spent in the kitchen (Knox was baking a cake for the Clean's Bangers and Mash anniversary tour) drinking while Knox spun stories of the New Zealand music underground of yore. From this experience, Kushner conceived of the initial idea for this album.