:: BABY BIRD STAY GOLD ::
This is the THIRD installment of our ongoing collaborative recording project BANANAGRAMS -- Volume 3 coming back thru with music from 6 different songwriters; members of Futo, New Wives, Mothers, Dana Swimmer, and Padre all workin together to craft each other's songs. The bulk of recording was begun and completed during twin ice storms a year apart, from Feb. 2014 - Jan. 2015.
Initially conceived as a "back-to-basics" EP for volume 3, Taber Matt & Drew bought a mini-keg and knocked out 5 songs with one USB microphone placed between drums and guitar in a very tiny room during the Athens blizzard of January 2014 (and well before Vol. 2 was even released in July 2014.) Slowly, though, we grew unsatisfied with the idea of not trying to one-up ourselves after Volume 2 had swelled to album length with a growing number of collaborators to boot.
All but one of these songs ("Birdie") from the initial sessions were eventually scrapped to favor later recordings we'd done together testing out the environment of our new home studio CAVE SOUND. Still, in keeping with the theme of Bananagrams, these are all collaborative arrangements and recordings all completed in an afternoon, or in a night - they were just spread a little further apart this time around.
From Flagpole Magazine :: "Unlike most compilations, this series is collaborative, in that artists from several different bands compose songs specifically for the comp, then everyone works together to flesh out the ideas and record the material... psychedelic pop, a smattering of drone and some delicate acoustic instrumentation."
Everyone mixed their own songs for the most part.
Mastered by Jesse Mangum at The Glow Recording Studio in May 2015.
Cover photo by George Huntington, design by Drew Kirby.
released May 31, 2015
OPEN DOORS [G. Huntington]
GOOD LORD [G. Huntington, J. Blauvelt]
engineered by: jack blauvelt
recording personnel: jack blauvelt - guitars, drum programming, tambo, swish // george huntington - vocals, acoustic // john riccitelli - bass
DOWNERPOP [J. Blauvelt, P. Brick]
engineered by: patrick brick, jack blauvelt
recording personnel: jack blauvelt - vocals, keys, bass, guiro // patrick brick - synth, drum programming
LEAD PAINT [M. Anderegg]
engineered by: matt anderegg, george huntington
recording personnel: matt anderegg - guitars, vocals, percussion, organ
GET ALONG [G. Huntington]
HALIFAX, ALL GLITTERING GLASS AND STEEL [A. Kirby]
engineered by: drew kirby
recording personnel: matt anderegg - drums // trent johnson - trumpets // drew kirby - guitars, vocals, bass
BIRDIE [M. Anderegg]
engineered by: matt anderegg, drew kirby, taber lathrop
live personnel: matt anderegg - guitar, vocals // drew kirby - bass // taber lathrop - very drums
overdubs: matt anderegg - guitars, vocals
IT'S NOT MY FAULT [T. Lathrop]
engineered by: drew kirby, taber lathrop
live personnel: drew kirby - drums // taber lathrop - acoustic guitar
overdubs: trent johnson - bass // drew kirby - electric guitars // taber lathrop - vocals
LEERY-EYED AND I AM ALONE [A. Kirby]
engineered by: drew kirby
recording personnel: drew kirby - electric guitar, percussion, vocal sounds // laura kirby - voice
A FULL LIST OF PERFORMERS ON THIS COMPILATION:
MATT ANDEREGG // JACK BLAUVELT // PATRICK BRICK // GEORGE HUNTINGTON // GEORGIA // TRENT JOHNSON // DREW KIRBY // LAURA KIRBY // TABER LATHROP // JOHN RICCITELLI
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