Montana means bison.
Not literally. Literally, “Montana” probably means something like “big-nosed gaijin wanted name for state with lots of mountains.” But in a culinary sense, Montana means bison.
I’ll confess up front that ground bison makes the best burger I’ve ever accomplished in my home kitchen, with the least effort. At $9.99/lb, it had better.
Paying fair price for an album from Trego, Montana’s Pterodactyl Plains (Bandcamp, official site) seems downright cheap, in comparison. Pterodactyl Plains is a Boston Phoenix best-of-state pick; it identifies the band’s style as “electroacoustic,” which apparently means acoustic piano with brooding bass and drum, distortion effects, fugue-like vocals… it’s beautiful and menacing. I have no idea what “In the Air” is about, but the way the vocals interweave with each other and the piano is drop-dead gorgeous. Read the rest of this entry »