September 29, 2010

#031: Noodles


Noodles

Virginia, Steve, Michael: Vocals

Virginia and Steve started doing this tandem set of “doodle doodle” vocals and this almost-rehearsed sounding acapella piece came out spontaneously. We also play up the fact that Steve grew up pronouncing the word “Guitar” without the letter U.

September 22, 2010

#030: Moonshine

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Moonshine

Michael: Piano, Bass, Synth
Jason: Vocals, Guitar
Steve: Vocals
Virginia & Sarah: Percussion

One of our favorite styles: the loose acoustic blues jam, where everyone seems to play in different rooms at the same time. Steve has been travelling since he was nine years old. Been wandering down on the bayou, with the waves lapping at his legs like a puppy getting his first taste of mother`s milk. Mother`s milk mixed with Moonshine. Old Pops out in the woods would jump out from nowhere, under the influence of that moonshine. He loved that stuff.

May 24, 2010

#021: Bubble Tea

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Bubble Tea

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Guitar, Vocals

Our simple and spontaneous love song to the Taiwanese tea craze that is sweeping the edges of the country. Prettiness. Inside my cup now. I’m not so happy anymore that I don’t have you. The rest of the food we got from the bubble tea restaurant was not too good though.

March 15, 2010

#014: Milkshake

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Milkshake

Virginia: Guitar
Michael & Steve: Vocals

Steve is our resident Canadian, and a big fans of the blues. The microphone wire kept shorting out during this recording, so there are random blasts of static going on while we sang about milkshakes.

(image courtesy of NickSS)

February 1, 2010

#009: Neckbone


Neckbone

Jason: Vocals
Virginia: Vocals, Shaker
Michael: Keyboards

Michael was playing some half-sung/half-spoken Stax records like I’ll Be The Other Woman by The Soul Children and Woman to Woman by Shirley Brown and asked if Virginia and Jason could reproduce something similar, and what came out was an old married couple arguing about a 10-cent wedding ring and some soul food…

January 11, 2010

#003: Peeling An Orange

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Peeling An Orange

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Not so much about peeling an orange as it is about preventing baby chicks, cows, and tadpoles from growing up…

January 7, 2010

#002: Tamales

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Tamales

Jason: Guitar, Vocals
Michael: Percussion, Vocals
Debbie: Lead Vocals
Virginia: Percussion

Food is a reoccurring theme with TLE, and this song happened spontaneously after Virginia mentioned that she had just eaten some really good tamales down in Brighton.

January 4, 2010

#001: Biscuit World


Biscuit World

Virginia: Vocals
Michael: Piano, Vocals

This is the first song we finished, and was pretty much the impetus for all the songs that followed. Virginia tells us all about one of her favorite places down south…


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