With natives such as Ben Folds and Superchunk, the state of North Carolina has a history of turning out quirky pop acts, and Bombadil is no different. The Durham-based trio (whose name comes from an obscure Lord of the Rings trilogy character) has released six albums of hooky folk pop that maximize the band’s sound — which isn’t tough to do when every member is a multi-instrumentalist. Bombadil last released Fences in March. With Waldemar.
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press release: Bombadil released their self-titled EP in 2006, "A Buzz, A Buzz" in 2008 and "Tarpits and Canyonlands" in 2009, the record that has often been referred to as "the album that should have made [Bombadil] famous." Just prior to its release, Daniel Michalak was diagnosed with neural tension, an ailment that caused him to lose the use of his hands. Consequently, Bombadil took a hiatus from touring, during which time they recorded and released "All That the Rain Promises" in 2011, the first album they recorded entirely themselves. Rest and therapy helped Michalak return to performing, and the band released "Metrics of Affection" in 2013 to great reviews. After an 18 month period of intense touring and songwriting, Bombadil has crafted "Hold On." This record is packed with unforgettable melodies, imaginative sonic landscapes and irresistible harmonies - yet another reason why Bombadil is championed by KCRW, the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.