Last December, Christian Rudder heard that an elementary school had discarded a rickety, beat-up piano, which was now sitting on a Bay Ridge sidewalk, free for the taking. So with help from a friend and a dozen grade-school kids, he loaded it into his van and hauled it to the Williamsburg recording studio for his band, Bishop Allen. Justin Rice, the group's other full-time member, was out of town at the time, but upon his return he was inspired to incorporate the instrument into their textured, intellectual pop sing-alongs, despite barely having touched the piano since he... More >>>