February 28, 2011

#036: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

CoversJasonMichaelMike PNatashaSarahVirginia


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Vocals, Percussion
Mike P: Guitar
Jason: Bass, Backing Vocals
Natasha: Keyboards
Virginia: Accordion

An attempted reggae-version of this golden oldie that devolves into a swinging accordion groove and a wonderfully-botched ending.

January 31, 2011

#035: Neruda Out Of Balance


Neruda Out Of Balance

Virginia: Vocals
Mike P: Guitar
Jason: Bass
Michael: Percussion, Vocals

An attempt to swing some background music while Virginia reads some Spanish Neruda poetry on top. Out of balance, out of days, out of ways to cope with our three-wheeled feelings…

December 31, 2010

#034: I Found Out

JasonJonMichaelMike PSarah


I Found Out

Sarah & Michael: Vocals
Jon: Bass
Jason: Percussion, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar

Hey 2011, I found out you were here and I decided to stay away. To not go out and play. I know that I can be a star, so I decided when I woke up I would walk all night. I`ll lose you 2010, and you can’t follow me anymore. The key to your door, sure – I can go there, but I can`t grow in it. I will look at you completely and dream you away. Tomorrow when I wake up and see the sun again, I might wish it was you, but right now, let`s find out what we`ve got left.

November 28, 2010

#033: War On The Shorts


War On The Shorts

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Keyboards & Vocals

An ode to Sarah`s camouflage shorts.

October 6, 2010

#032: Common People

CoversJasonJonMichaelMike PSarah


Common People

Sarah & Jon: Vocals
Michael: Piano, Synths, Additional Bass
Jason: Bass, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar

Pulp’s working-class anthem stripped of all it’s bombast, revealing itself as more of a folk song. Recorded at the end of a long night in our standard one-take/warts-and-all style.

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

BluesFoodJasonMichaelSarahSteveVirginia


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.

September 15, 2010

#029: Mideastern


Mideastern

Virginia: Guitar
Jason: Bass
Michael: Vocals

Virginia has an aptitude for playing something mideastern-sounding on every instrument she touches. Time to drone.

September 1, 2010

#027: Under The River

JasonJonMichaelMike PMoods & TripsSarah


Under The River

Michael: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar Bits
Sarah: Vocals
Jason: Guitar, Vocals
Jon: Guitar
Mike P: Bass

One of our favorite songs, an epic number about the soul of a city resting under the river. Sarah goes on to list the numerous types of city workers and people who frequent this place and know of it’s worth.

August 28, 2010

#026: Little (In Your Stance)


Little (In Your Stance)

Jason: Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
Michael: Vocals

Spoken-word acoustic doo wop, from one of our first recording sessions. Sometimes when you are standing up, it makes no sense…

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