His new band Sundown is on the rise, but acclaimed psych-folkie TK Webb didn't exactly hit the ground running when he touched down in his wife's native Columbus two years back.

His new band Sundown is on the rise, but acclaimed psych-folkie TK Webb didn't exactly hit the ground running when he touched down in his wife's native Columbus two years back.

"I just kind of hibernated and made a bunch of recordings for a year, and that got super lonely and weird," Webb said.

Eventually, Webb was bound to meet some kindred spirits. It happened last summer, when his wife, concert promoter Yalan Papillons, introduced him to Dustin White, a veteran of countless Columbus bands and soundman for Times New Viking. In locked-doors after-hours sessions at Cafe Bourbon Street, Webb and White geeked out about records, vintage equipment and memories from basement punk shows of the late '90s.

"We both totally grew up in the same world and had never crossed paths," White said.

By springtime, White had become a collaborator and a conduit for Webb, using his extensive knowledge of Columbus music to recruit the ideal rhythm section for the new band that was brewing. They brought in TV Eye/Moon High drummer Blake Pfister for a gig at Circus under Webb's name. Not long after that, they invited Pfister's old TV Eye bandmate Grant Driskell to play bass.

The chemistry was instant, a phenomenon the band attributed in large part to overlapping record collections.

"Where classic country meets folk stuff meets anything psych to ultra-heavy stuff - there's a vein that runs through all of that," Webb said.

All of those sounds are swirling in the monstrous tracks Sundown bashed out at Columbus Discount Recording - seven songs in a day - before White left for Times New Viking's spring tour. Now that he's back, they're prepping those recordings for a cassette release (yes, cassette) and ramping up the performance schedule, including a gig Friday at Ruby Tuesday, part of Lost Weekend Records' two-night Super Summer Spectacular.