Swirling, driving alt-rock by members of The Horse Flies and Plastic Nebraska - members of the band have major label history; have toured and recorded with Natalie Merchant; have had music used by MTV, Fiery Furnaces, Oliver Stone, and others; have done scores for award-winning feature films & TV documentaries; have been written about in Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe; have toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe and played many major festivals; and more... Boy with a Fish is: Jeff Claus (guitar and vocals), Judy Hyman (electric violin and vocals), Rick Hansen (moog, organ, accordion), Jay Olsa (bass), and Ryan Cady (drums). Their new CD and vinyl release, "I Put My Tongue on the Window", is on Left Ear. Basic tracks were recorded by Grammy award-winning engineer, Will Russell; the album was mixed by 3 time Grammy award-winner Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Brian Eno, They Might Be Giants, The National), working together with Ron Allaire and Greg Thompson; and it was mastered by Greg Calbi (Sonic Youth, Band of Horses, Coldplay, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Iron and Wine, Interpol, Ra Ra Riot, Shearwater...). Additional musicians on the new release are: Erik Della Penna (guitar and lap steel -- of Natalie Merchant's band), Brian Wilson (percussion -- drummer in Jamie Lidell's band), Jason Shegogue (guitar and lap steel), Peter Glanville (guitar -- of Hubcap), Alex Shuhan (French horn), Ryan Zawel (trombone), and Paul Merrill (flugelhorn). Claus and Hyman are founding members of The Horse Flies, about whom Rolling Stone said, "A band that's earned a buzz. They churn out swirling, addictive songs, blending tradition with invention."
"Dark and brooding... immediately strange yet strangely moving." --Ithaca Times