Lost Lake Presents Carver Commodore with The Keeps and Tiny Tomboy on Tuesday, April 11th.
Carver Commodore is an alternative rock band from the modest town of Florence, Alabama. The band is composed of guitarist and vocalist Payton Pruitt, guitarist Phillip Blevins, drummer Noah Freeman, multi-instrumentalist Clayton Christopher, and bassist David Smith Jr. In contrast to the “swampy, soulful sound” that put their hometown on the map, Carver is known for fusing garage, indie, and pop influences into stadium-worthy rock anthems. Modern alt-giants like Cage the Elephant, Jack White, and The Strokes tend to inform Carver’s guitar-laden hooks, recording aesthetics, and signature sticky songcraft.
Originally founded by Pruitt and Blevins in the fall of 2016, their first single “Stars & Galaxies” was released in April of 2017. Part-time drummer Noah Freeman became a permanent member of the band later that year, and in 2018 the trio cut their debut record Tell Me What You Want with engineer and producer Brendan St. Gelais. The record dropped on October 25th, 2019, and was greeted with high praise from a dedicated audience and an Audiotree Live Session in Chicago, Illinois. Frequent creative collaborator Clayton Christopher joined the band in late 2020, and bassist David Smith Jr. followed suit in early 2021.On October 22nd, 2021 the Carver Commodore released their sophomore effort Welcome to the Modern World — a colorful collection of songs stemming from their sessions during the 2020 lockdown. Cut at engineer and producer Brendan St. Gelais’s home studio in Nashville, TN the album also features Parke Cottrell (Colony House) as a bassist and co-producer on several tracks. Welcome to the Modern World aims to tackle the Gen Y experience in thirteen tracks — death, anger, cancel culture, flakiness, oppression, politics, loneliness, people-pleasing, and millennialism… it’s all there.