The Vengeance Trio

The Vengeance Trio, featuring drummer Bradford Lambert and bassist Eric Napier, is the group devoted to the performance of those songs by guitarist-vocalist Ford Pier that fall within the art-punk-pop-spazzrock idiom, cheerfully inviting comparisons to the classic showtunes of a bygone age dressed up in that paramilitary-looking hexagonal mesh fabric all the superhero costumes seem to be made of, or to the condition of one engaged in the act of carrying something heavy downstairs without being able to perceive how many steps are left. They have toured with NoMeansNo, The Weakerthans, Ladyhawk, and many other groups they’ve outlasted, and their most recent album, Expensive Tissue (2018) was co-produced by David Carswell. Photo by RD Cane.