Friday Funk was in a funk during the holidays but resumes for 2013 with tonight’s installment from a Chicago collective called Bumpus. They were the hottest live band going when I lived there. My crew and I must have seen them 20 times, and their self-titled 1999 album is still a staple in my collection all these years later. Back then, Rachael Yamagata was part of the band, and she has since become their breakout star as a solo artist. These two cuts are my favorites. The first one is to inspire you toward So Many Things that you want to do. And the second one, Bump Crew, is for my Chicago era boys, especially Will (who introduced me to Bumpus) Dan, Andrew, and Jim.
– So Many Things – Bumpus (youtube)
– Bump Crew – Bumpus (youtube)
– Bumpus info & show dates
– Rachael Yamagata bio & music & Twitter
– More Friday Funk