around december 2002 i recorded covers of songs some of my friends had written. i put the recordings on a cd and gave it to them as a present. there were no plans to release the songs, but i'd like to make them available, so here they are.
to put this record together, you will need:
of course, feel free to just download the songs and listen to them. but if you feel crafty:
please download and print out and put together as many of these eps
as you'd like, give them to friends. this is a translucence
the info + story + supplementary mp3s:
3 :: this is a song called sioux falls which was written by webster mcbride, who is in a band called the health. [me + web + karl tupper, also of the health, used to be in a band called pinstripe: here's an mp3 of watermelon seed, which came out on an a cd released by garbage czar records (RIP).] web + karl, as the health, recorded some songs here in LA with me as engineer + producer. this is one of them: things don't fall apart.
4 :: a cover of wheat and chaff by the wind-up bird. the real song title is something quite a bit longer, but then, the actual song is quite a bit longer than my version, too. [you know, i've played more shows with the wind-up bird than with any other band. as of this writing, 57 shows together. crazy.]
thanks to my friends for letting me upload my interpretations of their fantastic handiwork.
a :: the landmine. a different version of this song appeared on the hum of the electric air! but i like this one too, which is much slower and has a lot more violin action.
b :: flicker. this is the first track off of the hum of the electric air!
c :: drowsy haze. this is one of the new joints. it will hopefully be out next year on a record i'm still working on.