Thursday, June 11, 2020

Popular Music • Philadelphia • 2020


"In the Summer of 2019, we drove out of Los Angeles en route to our new home — a 19th century barn in Nowheresville, New York. We'd been there once. The few people we've spoken with since tend to inquire about our motives in varying tones of confusion and concern, and since neither of us had a particularly good answer, we've since taken to telling people that we'd "lost our son." Suffice to say, we don't have many friends.

We left Los Angeles with the better part of this album recorded, but after stumbling upon a long-coveted Optigan organ in the Berkshires, we decided to add one more song. It's probably sacrilege to say this, but "Philadelphia" is my favorite Neil Young song. We both literally cried just working out the chords. This recording documents the sound of a mournful ghost trapped in an old wooden barn in the woods."


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