THE BON VIVANTS come from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2006, they released a 10-inch record called Soul Action released on their own Old Gold label, which has generally released noise, improv, and experimental stuff. The members of the Bon Vivants worked their way through all of those more outside approaches before settling on a song format for this band. It adds a lot to what they're doing now: the deep knowledge of noise and improv combined with structured pop-rock songs. And on their new Gulcher CD, things come into even sharper focus—the lo-fi cassette sound of Soul Action is gone, revealing the band in crystal clarity and sounding better than ever. A fine mix of post-punk, folk-rock, power-pop and acid-rock, howlin' at the Georgia moon like a lonely 16-year-old geek even as the band starse at so-called middle-age in defiance. Television Personalities Soft Boys Swell Maps and Syd Barrett, post-Cale VU and the ghost of Arthur Lee, it’s all in there.