This album was produced by Scott Merritt. It was also recorded and mixed by the same formidable man, with some mixing assistance/advice/incoherent meanderings ("bee counting") from Bedsheets.
All artwork by the phenomenal Laurenne Petrie.
released July 2, 2014
Isaac Beattie-Booth played keyboard, pump organ, and mandolin.
Sam Boer played vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, claps, alto and soprano recorders, banjo, and harmonica.
Daniel Coates played violin.
Julian Del Bel Belluz played vocals, alto saxophone, acoustic guitar, and Wurlitzer.
Duncan MacKinnon played electric guitar and banjo.
Natasha DesRochers played vocals and claps.
Kiran Heble played drums.
Liam Sanio played bass guitar and synthesizer.
All members yelped and sang on this album at various points.
This album would not have been possible without the help of many people, and of course the alignment of the heavenly bodies. Like smouldering gratitude volcanoes, our thankfulness rumbles deep within our cores. Here we would like to expel just a little of that magma. To Scott Merritt, Polaris of our musical night sky, our luminous engineer, you led us through this tenebrous process yet again, but like the North Star you're just a little off-kilter. If you were any other way you wouldn't have been able to put up with us. A thousand thanks. To Sue as well, thank you for allowing us to traipse in and out of your home at all hours, thank you for washing the cups we couldn't get to. Sorry we temporarily misplaced your knife. To all of our parents for putting up with our noise, for feeding us, for driving us and our stuff around, and for not sending us to bootcamp. Excellent! To Laurenne Petrie, we give you lists of words – you give us the artistic manifestation of our collective vision. You're the alchemist we need and you always rise to the occasion. Thank you for transmuting our leaden ideas. Thank you to all the bands we've shared the stage with (though “stage” was sometimes a stretch). Thank you to Guelph, its watershed, its architecture, its especially green nooks, and its various elevations. You're good for putting into songs. Timothy Watson, every band has to cut its recording teeth somehow. To Friedrich Nietzsche, primordial unity (or goonity) helped us make some good choices. Thanks for kickin it with us for a while. To all of our fans and friends (you Venn diagrams you), where would we be if you hadn't come to see us play in trees, endured the cold and the rain, and respected our artistic choices when we hit you with walls of madness that were sometimes not ready? Not releasing this album, that's where we would be. And to those toads, you know what you did ;)
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