Some of the first songs I wrote, when I was a tender lad at Bennington College in Vermont. Recorded in the derelict third floor of the commons building in May 2017, before renovations began in June.
released July 20, 2017
Recorded, edited, mixed, mastered, and produced by Aubrey Lavender-Cook, with help from Foster Powell.
Access to derelict third floor of commons achieved with the help of Dane Whitman, Ken Collamore, Emily McGann, and many more.
Photography by Matthias Mann. The clouds aren't photoshopped.
"Insomniac" was inspired by, and written as a tribute to, the late Nick Talbot of Gravenhurst.
"The Lowell Goat" is based on a true story, and is dedicated forever to Tommy Guevin and the Guevin family. Read more about our hooved outlaw here:
...or listen to the full police scanner track here:
The phrase 'the curve of the hook' was coined by the lovely people at Mānoa Journal. Thank you, Pat, Frank, Noah, and Sonia!
"Curve" is based on one of my favorite poems, "The Song of Wandering Aengus," by William Butler Yeats.
Song title, first written:
Dog Song, October 2014
Golden Moon, October 2014
Prince Charming, 20 October 2014
Insomniac, 7 December 2014
Burning Down, Summer 2015
The Lowell Goat, 26 January 2015
Paper Flowers, 3 March 2015
Curve of the Hook, 26 November 2014
Heartwood, 15 November 2014