One of the more mischievous songs on Crooked House, “Ichabod” kicks-off the final third of the album with a darkly humorous spasm of irony and dread.
Eric has written more than a few songs about nightmares he’s had, and this is one of those. He told me about the dream once, and it’s all… >> Continue reading
With an opening hook that evokes the melancholy grandeur of a John Ford western, “Landlocked State” kicks-off our second album in a decidedly different mode than our debut. While “Shorty Long” was dominated by bristling, ironic indie-rock, those impulses are pushed to the back-half of “Crooked House,” in favor of highlighting a softer, more nuanced… >> Continue reading
…And here we are at Track of the Week #5! If you’ve been following this series, you may have noticed that I’ve been alternating each week between Eric’s songs and my own. It’s another Eric week, so I thought I’d post about the Eric song which brought me into the band, and which seems to… >> Continue reading
It’s Track of the Week #4! If you’ve just joined us, we’re highlighting a different song from one of our albums every week, until we’ve run the gamut! This week: “Gary.”
“Gary” is a dramatic ballad featured at the heart of our 2016 album, “Crooked House.” As I mentioned last week, it’s paired-up with… >> Continue reading
Hold on to your hat! It’s Track of the Week #3!
Lurking right at the center of Crooked House (our 2016 album) is a compact banger called “Vices.” It’s an Eric song, and it bristles with punk-pop energy, spinning a melancholy vocal over a volatile loud/quiet dynamic. There’s something a little “emo” about the… >> Continue reading
Welcome to Track of the Week #2! We’re highlighting a different song from one of our albums every week, until we’ve run through them all — sharing a link to each one, along with some short thoughts about it.
“Hills To Climb” was a song that, in some ways, set the direction for this… >> Continue reading
I’ve decided to start posting one of our tracks every week — a soundcloud link, and a few of my own short thoughts about it — just for those of you who are interested in this sort of thing.
So, “Track of the Week #1”: Have a listen to “The Bird and the Lemming,”… >> Continue reading
Hark! Music from the new album! Consider this the first single we’re releasing from “Crooked House.” I know that phrase, “first single,” is a little obsolete in these days of digital binging. But we kind of like the old-school aesthetic. At any rate, this is also the first track from the album, and a proper introduction to the content contained within.