a lo-fi losangelican love letter to record stores, 90s UK indie, the beach, toro y moi, primal scream, jai paul, the beta band, beck, jay som, the charlatans, kings of convenience, the isley brothers, dj shadow, unkle, david axelrod, n.e.r.d., damon albarn, shoegaze, and you.
written and recorded in my garage in los angeles and my bedroom in nashville.
lately - i've always loved that heavy cello that underpins "the number song" on endtroducing and wanted to create something similar on this chorus
so you say - a combination of athletic acoustic guitar and rave pianos
stay gold - stay true
be by you - all the time
higher - dance in slow motion
alright alright - it's all going to be alright. (also i love those fuzzy organ keys that come in after the chorus.)
won't you stay - if four tet ever went full indie-folk but kept the beats in the club
anywhere else - i recorded the waves at playa del rey beach on my iphone in a very strong wind. then thought i'd add some meditative drums and bleeps.
away - "nursery rhyme" by unkle ft badly drawn boy on the psyence fiction album was always a great palate cleanser when listening to the album all the way through. this is my version of that, with added flute on the chorus.
the only one - love this percussion that sounds like you're rattling the cutlery drawer
so nearly home - when you're just about to get something you've wanted and worked towards for so, so, so long. this is that feeling.
thank you for listening.
released July 29, 2020
all rights reserved