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TOTW #7: “Ichabod”

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

“Vices” at Moon City Pub

TOTW #6: “Landlocked State”

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

TOTW #5: “I Know”

…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

TOTW #3: “Vices”

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

TOTW #2: “Hills To Climb”

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

TOTW #1: “The Bird and the Lemming”

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

Booze Cracks the Code…

We’ve been rehearsing with Jason Booze, our new drummer. Last night’s rehearsal was our third together, I think. And I just wanted to say: It was hilarious and impressive that he actually figured out the changes to “Long History” on his own, and then NAILED IT on the first playthrough!

That particular song features… >> Continue reading

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