Right after I was laid off in March 2011, I recorded these demos on Matt Jones's 8-track with a ridiculous and ramshackle set-up that I pieced together in our dining room. I had only one microphone (which meant doing the drums piece by piece instead of playing them as a kit) and a thousand beers (which means the mixes and performances are kind of bizarre and the vocals and horns are out of tune in places). I'm not apologizing for that. I like 'em this way and after two years of sitting on them, I finally realized that they are what they are and I'll likely never re-record any of them so I may as well let them out of the pen whether they're ready for society or not. Have at 'em.
"The Great Fictioneer" and "Maybe Rachel's Right" were pretty new at the time of recording. The others are all very old, between 1998 and 2002. All songs were recorded between March and July 2011.
released May 18, 2013
GDM: guitar, baritone, bass, drums, cornet, clarinet, pedal steel, toy piano, vocals
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